August 28, 1926
Chicago, Illinois

An article in the Chicago Daily Tribune describes the event of a maniac on a shooting rampage and the barber who stopped him with a bullet between the eyes. Because the murderer, Joseph Mazza, was an employee of the railroad terminal, it was suspected he held a grievance towards his employer, and his shout of “I’ll get even with all of you” supports this claim. Another theory suggested he was “crazed by heat or liquor.”

Other sources:
The Daily Pantagraph (Bloomington, IL) August 27, 1926
Wausau Daily Record-Herald (Wausau, WI) August 27, 1926

Horrific history from today:
1929: Explosion kills family (2017)
1933: 2 dead after mob hit (2017)
1955: Emmett Till, face of 1950s racism (2017)
1963: Career Girl Murders (2017)
1997: While he lived he was alive (grave)
2006: Man stabbed to death under false allegations of child molestation (2017)
2003: Man killed with bomb locked to his chest during elaborate robbery (2018)

Horror-related anniversaries:
Today in Horror History: August 28

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