Body fished from river

August 24, 1943 New York, New York The body of ambulance driver Morris Linker is fished from the East river Linker had been driving the ambulance accompanied by and a nurse, Margaret Houts, when Linker swerved to avoid hitting a pedestrian. The pedestrian was struck regardless and suffered bone fractures before the ambulance hit a…

Cologne Massacre

August 24, 1349 Cologne, Germany Approximately 6,000 Jews accused of bringing the Black Death to the area and are burned at the stake On the night of Saint Bartholomew, the pogrom later called the "Slaughter of the Jews" took place. A riotous mob entered the Jewish quarter intent on eradicating who, they thought, brought the…

The Skinned Saint

August 24 (approximately), 1st Century AD Albanopolis, Kingdom of Armenia (present day day Turkey or Armenia) Saint Bartholomew is martyred, possibly being flayed alive before beheaded As the accounts of Saint Bartholomew are 2000 years old, some discrepancies are bound to be found. In Western Catholicism, August 24 is St. Bartholomew's feast day, thought to…