Massacres/Mass Murder · Oklahoma · Political

The Oklahoma City bombing

April 19, 1995 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Domestic terrorists bomb the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building Three former members of the US Army, angry at the FBI involvement in the Ruby Ridge and Waco incidents, conspired to set off a truck bomb in the federal building. The resulting blast killed at least 168 and injured over… Continue reading The Oklahoma City bombing

Female Killers · Illinois

Woman murders toddler with extension cord

April 19, 1993 Chicago, Illinois Amanda Wallace stands her 2-year-old son Joseph on a chair, ties an extension cord between a transom and his neck, waves to him as he waves goodbye, and kicks the chair from beneath him causing him to strangle to death in front of her Wallace had been mentally ill for… Continue reading Woman murders toddler with extension cord

Today in Horror History

Happy birthday, Tim Curry

Happy birthday, Tim Curry Born April 19, 1946 Tim Curry has played numerous memorable, dark roles, including those pictured (It, Legend, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Peter Pan and the Pirates, Muppet Treasure Island, and the Tales from the Crypt episode “Death of Some Salesmen”) and many others such as Clue, The Worst Witch, Aaahh!!!… Continue reading Happy birthday, Tim Curry

Massachusetts

Elderly soldier kills 3 enemy soldiers, is shot in the face, bayoneted, survives for 18 more years

April 19, 1775 Arlington, Massachusetts 78-year-old Samuel Whittemore, considered to be the oldest colonial combatant, kills 3 British soldiers, receives several grave wounds, and lives nearly 2 more decades before dying of natural causes Whittemore spotted a British relief brigade sent to assist retreating British troops during the Battles of Lexington and Concord. He ambushed… Continue reading Elderly soldier kills 3 enemy soldiers, is shot in the face, bayoneted, survives for 18 more years