August 25, 1924
Geneva, Switzerland 
The Chicago Daily Tribune reports a self-inflicted acid attack by a woman seeking to destroy her beauty so her husband would stop accusing her of attracting unwanted attention from other men.

More horrific history from today:
1835: The Great Moon Hoax (2017)
1955: Child beaten with hammer for singing (2017)
1998: Tortured, murdered by lover and her friends and family (2017)
1993: Convicted murderer of five, including two children, is executed (2018)

Horror-related anniversaries
Today in Horror History: August 25

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