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32nd year  -  N° 350                 Saturday, 16 December 2017         Antwerpen		
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Today's 19 Events:

16 December

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    532 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 16th of December 1485

    Princess of Wales and first wife of Henry VIII Catalina de Aragón is born in Palacio Arzobispal, Alcalá de Henares, Área metropolitana de Madrid, Spain.


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    247 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 16th of December 1770

    Composer Ludwig van Beethoven is born in Bonngasse 20, Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    242 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 16th of December 1775

    Writer Jane Austen is born in Steventon, Hampshire, United Kingdom.


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    227 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 16th of December 1790

    1st King of Belgium Leopold I is born as Leopold George Christian Frederick of Saksen-Coburg-Saalfeld in Ehrenburg Palace, Coburg, Bayern, Germany.


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    151 Years Ago Today Kam der Blaue Reiter

    Sunday 16th of December 1866

    Painter and art theorist Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky is born in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.


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    118 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 16th of December 1899

    Playwright, director, actor and singer Noël Peirce Coward is born in Teddington, Middlesex, United Kingdom.


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    116 Years Ago Today

    Monday 16th of December 1901

    Anthropologist Margaret Mead is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    113 Years Ago Today

    Friday 16th of December 1904

    Widow Gladys Cochcrane dies of Spontaneous Human Combustion in Rosehall, Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom.

    Cochrane was found burned beyond recognition in her bedroom sitting in a chair surrounded by pillows and cushions which were not burned. Cochrane had not cried out and there was no fire in her grate.


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    100 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 16th of December 1917

    Science fiction writer, futurist, inventor, undersea explorer and television series host Arthur C. Charles Clarke known for 2001: A Space Odyssey is born in Minehead, Somerset, United Kingdom.


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    89 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 16th of December 1928

    Science fiction writer Philip K. Kindred Dick known for his novel Blade Runner is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

    Dick and his twin sister Jane Charlotte were born six weeks prematurely. The death of Jane on 26 January 1929, profoundly affected Philip's life, leading to the recurrent motif of the 'phantom twin' in his books.


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    79 Years Ago Today

    Friday 16th of December 1938

    Actress Liv Johanne Ullmann is born in Tokyo, Kantō, Japan.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 16th of December 1944

    567 die in Cinema Rex explosion in Cinema Rex, De Keyserlei 15, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

    The building was caught in a full hit by a V2 during the showing of Cecil B DeMille's ‘The Plainsman’ starring Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 16th of December 1956

    Musician Lizzy Martine-Elisabeth Mercier Descloux is born in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    57 Years Ago Today

    Friday 16th of December 1960

    134 die in United Airlines Douglas DC-8-11 Flight 826 and Trans World Airlines Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation Flight 266 collision in Park Slope, New York, Brooklyn, New York, United States.

    The only initial survivor of the tragedy was 11-year-old Stephen Lambert Baltz, but he died of pneumonia the next day.


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    49 Years Ago Today

    Monday 16th of December 1968

    43-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Aktion / Das Böse / Tv–film für den WDR' in Praterstraße 32, Wien, Wien, Austria.


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    47 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 16th of December 1970

    16-year-old Multiple murderer Frank Alexander is found beating his 39-year-old mother Dagmar and his 18-year-old and 15-year-old sisters Marina and Petra to death in Flat 1d, 37 Calle Jesús Nazareno, Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Spain.

    Alexander had also been tearing out their hearts and cutting away their sex organs and nailing them to the walls of the flat while his father Harald played the organ in a presumer 'Lorberbewegung' ritual. Petra's twin sister Sabina managed to escape. In the subsequent trial the young Alexander stated "I saw that mom was looking at me, I felt I was not allowed that she looked at me that way."


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    47 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 16th of December 1970

    45-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Weihnacht 70' in Aktionsgalerie Rudolf Jäggli, Uferweg 42, Bern, Mittelland, Switzerland.


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    32 Years Ago Today

    Monday 16th of December 1985

    The four only members, 33-year old Pierre Carette, 30-year-old Didier Chevolet, 28-year-old Pascale Vandegeerde and 23-year-old Bertrand Sassoye of Terrorist organisation Les Cellules Communistes Combattantes aka CCC are arrested in Quick restaurant, Avenue de la Gare 7, Namur, Namur, Belgium.



  • 13 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Thursday 16th of December 2004

    Musician Jeroen Stevens at a Catholic performance in a record shop (that still owes us about 1.000,- € from cd-sales) in Freaks end Future, Prinsstraat, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.