Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Bullet exits gunman’s head, shatters glass held by waitress

From the Chicago Daily Tribune Published September 1, 1939 A 29-year-old man shot himself after attempting to flee from police; the fatal bullet passed through his head before shattering a glass held by a waitress. Horrific history from today: 1715: The Sun King Dies Easily (2017) 1994: Child murdered by teens (2017) 1986: Four people burned alive, a… Continue reading Bullet exits gunman’s head, shatters glass held by waitress

Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Child murderer murdered by teens 

September 1, 1994 Chicago, Illinois Robert "Yummy" Sandifer is murdered by members of his own gang Sandifer, nicknamed "Yummy" because of his love for cookies, had been ordered by his gang to carry out a hit. On August 28, he used a 9mm semiautomatic pistol, firing into a group of youths and fled the scene.… Continue reading Child murderer murdered by teens 

Famous Last Words

FLW – The Sun King dies easily

Famous Last Words King Louis XIV Versailles, France September 1, 1715 "Why weep you? Did you think I should live for ever? I thought dying would be harder." Louis, the "Sun King," ascended the throne at the age of just 4 years old. Custom dictated the Queen should reign, but Louis XIII had little faith… Continue reading FLW – The Sun King dies easily

France · Today in Horror History

Le Voyage dans la Lune is released (1902)

September 1, 1902  France A Trip to the Moon (Le Voyage dans la Lune) is considered to be the first science fiction motion picture. It also is incredibly iconic and influential, with references in popular culture even to this day. The plot centers around a group of astronomers who make their voyage to the moon… Continue reading Le Voyage dans la Lune is released (1902)