32nd year  -  N° 208                 Thursday, 27 July 2017         Antwerpen		
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Today's 13 Events:

27 July

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    249 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 27th of July 1768

    Assassin Charlotte Corday aka l'Ange de l'Assassinat known for the assassination of Jean-Paul Marat in his bath is born in Écorches, Saint-Saturnin-des-Ligneries, Basse-Normandie, France.

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    110 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 27th of July 1907

    Actor Ross Alexander is born as Alexander Ross Smith in New York, Brooklyn, New York, United States.

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    100 Years Ago Today

    Friday 27th of July 1917

    Actor André Bourvil is born as André Robert Raimbourg in Prétot-Vicquemare, Haute-Normendie, France.

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    88 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 27th of July 1929

    Sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist Jean Baudrillard is born in Reims, Marne, France.

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    71 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 27th of July 1946

    Writer Gertrude Stein dies of stomach cancer at the age of 72 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France.

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    61 Years Ago Today

    Friday 27th of July 1956

    Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Birgit Elisabeth Hogefeld is born in Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany.

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    47 Years Ago Today He Ruled in Privacy

    Monday 27th of July 1970

    Dictator and Prime Minister of Portugal António de Oliveira Salazar dies of kidney failure at the age of 81 in Lisboa, Lisboa e Vale do Tejo, Portugal.

    In 1968 Salazar suffered a brain hemorrhage and lapsed into a coma. Most sources maintain that it occurred when he fell from a chair in his summer house. In February 2009 though there were anonymous witnesses who admitted after some investigation into Salazar's best-kept secrets that he had fallen in a bath instead of from a chair. As he was expected to die shortly after his fall, President Américo Tomás replaced him with Marcello Caetano. Despite the injury Salazar lived for a further two years. When he unexpectedly recovered lucidity his intimates did not tell him he had been removed from power, instead allowing him to 'rule' in privacy until his death.

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    46 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 27th of July 1971

    Triple murderer Shannon Charles Thomas is born in Houston, Texas, United States.

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    33 Years Ago Today

    Friday 27th of July 1984

    Actor James Neville Mason dies of a heart attack at the age of 75 in Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland.

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    29 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 27th of July 1988

    32-year-old Serial killer groupie Veronica Ver Lyn Compton escapes by using bolt cutters to cut through the fences of the medium-security facility in Washington Corrections Center for Women, 9601 Bujacich Rd., Gig Harbor, Washington, United States.

    Compton was recaptured in a suburb of Tucson, Arizona nine days later.

  • 14 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Sunday 27th of July 2003

    A Malay man making his pick on a well stocked stall of spicy peppers in Chow Kit Market, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia.

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    14 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 27th of July 2003

    Comedian, actor, singer and dancer Bob Hope dies of natural causes at the age of 100 in Toluca Lake, California, United States.

  • 11 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Thursday 27th of July 2006

    51˚ on AMVK's balcony in Helmstedter Straße 27, Berlin, Wilmersdorf, Berlin, Germany.