Argentina · Executions · Religion

Pregnant woman and priest executed

August 18, 1848 San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina 8-months-pregnant Maria Camila O'Gorman Ximénez (20) and her priest lover Father Ladislao Gutiérrez (24) are executed by a firing squad  Father Gutiérrez was a Jesuit priest and his church was the only one within Argentina's Catholic Church to condemn the police state the country was under at… Continue reading Pregnant woman and priest executed

Canada · Female Killers

Mother drowns infant, self

August 18, 2003 Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador Zachary Turner (1) is drugged by his mother and is strapped by his mother to her chest before she jumps into the Atlantic Ocean Zachary's mother, Shirley Jane Turner, was a suspect in the murder of Zachary's father, Andrew David Bagby, at the time of the… Continue reading Mother drowns infant, self

Fictional history

Fictional history: Texas Chain Saw Massacre

August 18, 1973 The events of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre are said to have taken place according to the film's prologue:  "The film which you are about to see is an account of the tragedy which befell a group of five youths, in particular Sally Hardesty and her invalid brother, Franklin. It is all the… Continue reading Fictional history: Texas Chain Saw Massacre