Colorado · Massacres/Mass Murder

The 2012 Aurora theater shooting

July 20, 2012 Aurora, Colorado James Eagan Holmes uses tear gas and various fire arms to shoot movie goers at the midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, killing 12 and injuring 70 Holmes had dressed in tactical gear including a gas mask, load-bearing vest, bullet-resistant leggings, and throat protector. Initially, most of the audience… Continue reading The 2012 Aurora theater shooting

Poland · Political

Operation Valkyrie, the failed assassination attempt on Hitler

July 20, 1944 Rastenburg, East Prussia, German Empire (modern day Kętrzyn, Warmia-Masuria, Poland) An assassination attempt on Adolph Hitler’s life, orchestrated by high-ranking German officials, fails A group of members of the German government conspired to assassinate Hitler, fearing he was leading the country to annihilation. A plan was formed, and Colonel Claus Philipp Maria… Continue reading Operation Valkyrie, the failed assassination attempt on Hitler

Famous Last Words · Mexico · Political

FLW: tell them I said something

Famous Last Words Francisco "Pancho" Villa (born José Doroteo Arango Arámbula) Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico July 20, 1923 Villa, a Mexican revolutionary general and folk hero, and 4 of his associates were assassinated by a group of 7 riflemen. It's not clear why his assassination was carried out; some believe it was due to a feud… Continue reading FLW: tell them I said something

Executions · Famous Last Words · Political · Romania

Man executed in a mock coronation after attempting a rebellion

July 20, 1514 Temesvár (modern day Timișoara, Romania) György Dózsa is executed in a perverted twist of a royal coronation as punishment for a failed rebellion Dózsa had led a peasants' revolt against the Hungarian nobility, which failed. The day before his execution, he called to onlookers shouting "Come back tomorrow, you miserable slaves, and… Continue reading Man executed in a mock coronation after attempting a rebellion