Saturday, July 31, 2021

36th year - N° 212 Saturday, 31 July 2021

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36th year - N° 212 Saturday, 31 July 2021

31 July / Today's 29 Events:
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465 years ago

Tuesday 31st of July 1556

Founder of the Jesuits Ignatius de Loyola dies of Roman Fever at the age of 65 in Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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237 years ago

Saturday 31st of July 1784

Writer and philosopher Denis Diderot dies of emphysema at the age of 71 in 39 rue de Richelieu, Ier, Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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146 years ago

Saturday 31st of July 1875

17th President of the United States Andrew Johnson dies of a stroke at the age of 67 in Elizabethton, Tennessee, United States.


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135 years ago

Saturday 31st of July 1886

Composer Franz Ferenc Liszt dies of pneumonia at the age of 75 in Bayreuth, Bayern, Germany.


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120 years ago

Wednesday 31st of July 1901

Art Brut artist Jean Philippe Arthur Dubuffet is born in Le Havre, Haute-Normendie, France.


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107 years ago

Friday 31st of July 1914

Socialist leader Jean Auguste Marie Joseph Léon Jaurès is shot twice in the back by 29-year-old French nationalist Raoul Villain at the age of 55 in Café du Croissant, Rue Montmartre 146, IIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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107 years ago

Friday 31st of July 1914

Actor Louis de Funès, originally Louis Germain David de Funès de Galarza aka FuFu is born in Courbevoie, Île-de-France, France.


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86 years ago

Wednesday 31st of July 1935

Serial killer Fritz Friedrich Paul Honka aka Der Frauen-Schlächter von St. Pauli is born in Seeburgstraße, Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany.


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81 years ago

Wednesday 31st of July 1940

Punjabi revolutionary Udham Singh, originally Sher Singh Jammu aka Shaheed-i-Azam is executed by hanging at the age of 41 in HM Prison Pentonville, Caledonian Road, Islington, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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78 years ago

Saturday 31st of July 1943

Accomplice of spree killer Charles Starkweather aka Little Red Caril Ann Fugate is born in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States.


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77 years ago

Monday 31st of July 1944

Aristocrat, writer, poet and aviation pioneer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, originally Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger vanishes without a trace in an unarmed Lockheed P-38 Lightning airplane during a reconnaissance mission from an airbase on Corsica at the age of 44 in Archipel du Frioul, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.


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77 years ago

Monday 31st of July 1944

Actress Geraldine Leigh Chaplin is born in Santa Monica, California, United States.


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72 years ago

Sunday 31st of July 1949

Laura Showalter is raped and beaten to death by serial killer Harvey Carignan aka The Want-Ad Killer aka Harv the Hammer in Anchorage, Alaska, United States.


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69 years ago

Thursday 31st of July 1952

Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Verena Christiane Becker is born in Wilmersdorf, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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67 years ago

Saturday 31st of July 1954

Murderer Bernard J. O'Brien is executed by hanging at the age of 32 in United States Disciplinary Barracks, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.


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61 years ago

Sunday 31st of July 1960

Mass murderess Sylvia Wynanda Seegrist is born in Crum Lynne, Pennsylvania, United States.


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57 years ago He Saw Vertigo

Friday 31st of July 1964

Singer-songwriter Jim James Travis Reeves dies in a Beechcraft Debonair aircraft crash at the age of 41 in Baxter Lane and Franklin Pike Circle, Brentwood, Tennessee, United States.

Reeves was disoriented by 'Pilot's Vertigo' and actually flying upside down when he tried to take the plane up to avoid a thunderstorm. Instead the plane plunged with its nose into a tree. Reeves' 30-year-old business partner and manager Dean Manuel also died in the crash.


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54 years ago

Monday 31st of July 1967

Serial killer Heriberto Eddie Seda aka The New York Zodiac Killer is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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53 years ago

Wednesday 31st of July 1968

Brian Howe is strangled by child killer Mary Bell aka Child of Hell in Scotswood, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom.

After the murder Bell returned to Brian's body to further mutilate it, carving an 'M' onto his stomach, puncturing his thighs with a pair of scissors and wounding his genital area.


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46 years ago

Thursday 31st of July 1975

John 'Johnny' Butkovich is abducted, assaulted and strangled by serial killer John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown in 8213 West Summerdale Avenue, Cook, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Butkovich was body nr 2 found underneath Gacy's garage on 22 December 1978.


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42 years ago

Tuesday 31st of July 1979

33-year-old Serial killer Ted Theodore Robert Bundy aka The Only Living Witness is sentenced to death in Dade County Courthouse, 73 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida, United States.


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41 years ago

Thursday 31st of July 1980

28-year-old Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Knut Detlef Folkerts is sentenced to two life sentences for the murder of Siegfried Buback in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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35 years ago

Thursday 31st of July 1986

Edit Fintor is beaten to death by serial killer András Pándy aka Father Bluebeard in Nijverheidskaai, Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.


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29 years ago

Friday 31st of July 1992

113 die in Thai Airways International Airbus A310-304 Flight 311 crash in Langtang National Park, Kathmandu, Bagmati, Nepal.


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28 years ago

Saturday 31st of July 1993

5th King of Belgium Boudewijn, originally Boudewijn Albert Charles Leopold Axel Marie Gustave Von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha dies of heart failure at the age of 63 in Villa Astrida, Motril, Andalucía, Spain.


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26 years ago

Monday 31st of July 1995

Noise music band Club Moral play their 83rd concert in Zeemansschool, Rue de la Navigation, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.



15 years ago The Eyes had it

Monday 31st of July 2006

I don't see anything but my shadow on a medieval barn door in Prerow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.


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4 years ago

Monday 31st of July 2017

Actress Jeanne Moreau dies of unknown causes at the age of 89 in Square du Roule, 223 Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, VIIIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.



2 years ago The Eyes had it

Wednesday 31st of July 2019

The grave of Aubrey Beardsley in Cimetiere du Trabuquet, Menton, Alpes-Maritimes, France.