Graves · Tennessee

While he lived he was alive (grave)

August 28, 1997 Tennessee Rev. John Paul Carter dies Though I could find no information on the deceased Reverend, his epitaph "while he lived he was alive" brings a smile to my face. Horrific history from today: 1926: Man dies of wounds following gun attack (2017) 1929: Explosion kills family (2017) 1933: 2 dead after… Continue reading While he lived he was alive (grave)

Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Explosion kills family (1929)

August 28, 1929 Chicago, Illinois The Chicago Daily Tribune runs an article concerning a family severely burned in an explosion from chemicals burning in their furnace. Fortunately, a 6-year-old child was outside the home during the explosion and was not injured. Horrific history from today: 1926: Man dies of wounds following gun attack (2017) 1933:… Continue reading Explosion kills family (1929)

Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Man dies of wounds following gun attack

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… Continue reading Man dies of wounds following gun attack