Horror History — August 23

Birthdays: Vera Miles, Rick Springfield, Chan-wook Park, Ruta Gedmintas Movie releases: Teen Wolf, Dead Again, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Frozen Ground, You're Next Video game releases: Devil May Cry

Execution of William Wallace

August 23, 1305 Smithfield, London, Middlesex, England William Wallace is executed for treason and wartime atrocities against non-combatants "sparing neither age nor sex, monk nor nun" Wallace was a Scottish knight and one of the instrumental leaders in the Wars of Scottish Independence and managed to avoid capture by the English until he was given…

Unusual Suicide Device (graphic)

August 23, 1931 San Dimas canyon, California The body of Frank Hinchcliff is found following an unusual suicide Hinchcliff (32), for motives unknown, decided to end his life by placing a stick of dynamite under his hat, connecting 2 wires to the "sparking apparatus of his automobile," and touching the wires together causing the dynamite…