Georgia · Newspaper clippings

Innocent man lynched for the murder of a young teen

August 17, 1915 Marietta, Georgia Convicted murderer and rapist Leo Frank is forcibly removed from his cell and lynched 13-year-old Mary Phagan had left school at the age of 10 to work in factories to help support her widowed mother and five siblings. She earned an income of $0.10 an hour, working 55 hours a… Continue reading Innocent man lynched for the murder of a young teen

Sweden

Teen tortured, murdered by other teens

August 17, 1995 Kode, Kungälv Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden John Hron (14) is beaten and drowned by four neo-Nazis Hron and a friend were camping by a lake when four boys, ages 15-18 and all of whom embraced the neo-nazi ideology, approached. The youngest, Mikael Fjällholm, and Hron knew each other from school, where… Continue reading Teen tortured, murdered by other teens

Brazil · Crime Scene Photography

Two men found dead wearing eye masks made of lead

August 17, 1966 Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Electrical technicians Miguel José Viana and Manoel Pereira da Cruz die under mysterious circumstances Viana and Cruz were last seen on August 17 by a bar waitress who later stated Viana appeared nervous and often glanced at his watch. Their bodies were found on August 20, dressed… Continue reading Two men found dead wearing eye masks made of lead

Newspaper clippings · England · Disasters

First motor vehicle causality, killed by car speeding at a “reckless pace” of 4 mph

August 17, 1896 Croydon, Surrey, England Bridget Driscoll becomes the world's first motor vehicle casualty Driscoll (44) was walking with two companions — her teenage daughter and a friend — when driver Arthur James Edsall drove towards the group at "a reckless pace, in fact, like a fire engine". (According to a mechanic, the car's… Continue reading First motor vehicle causality, killed by car speeding at a “reckless pace” of 4 mph