Dancer’s neck broken by scarf

September 14, 1927 Nice, France Isadora Duncan has her neck broken after her scarf becomes entangled in her vehicle's wheel spokes Duncan, world renowned for her dancing in her earlier years and for her scandalous love/life and public drunkenness in her later years, had been riding in an open car with a luxurious hand-painted silk…

Autopsy photo of Valentine Botelin

September 14, 1904 Paris, France The body of Valentine Botelin is examined during her autopsy Mme Botelin was found dead in the streets of Paris, with an obvious head injury. During autopsy she was cleaned and three distinct bullet holes could be seen. Her case appears to be unsolved. A caption accompanying her photograph, from…

FLW: The Cowboys fan

Famous Last Words William Prince Davis Texas September 14, 1999 I would like to give thanks to God Almighty, by whose grace I am saved through His son, Jesus Christ, without whom I would be nothing today. Because of this mercy and grace, I have come a long way, and I would like to thank…

Enoch Davis meets his execution with vulgarity

September 14, 1894 Lehi Junction, Utah Wife-murderer Enoch Davis is executed by firing squad Davis was executed to the June 5, 1892 murder of his wife after allegedly discovering her "in the act of criminal intimacy" with a man named Dr. Butler and, in anger, grabbed his revolver to shoot the doctor but missed and…