Austria · Graves

Anton von Webern and the Sator Square

September 15, 1945 Austria Composer and conductor Anton von Webern is shot accidentally by an American soldier At the time of Webern's death, he and his family were living in Allied-occupied Austria. Webern and his wife had been visiting with their son-in-law Benno Mattel when American soldiers came to arrest Mattel for black market activities.… Continue reading Anton von Webern and the Sator Square

Alabama · Crime Scene Photography · Racially Motivated

16th Street Baptist Church Bombing 

September 15, 1963 Birmingham, Alabama  A timebomb planted by 4 KKK members explodes at the 16th Street Baptist Church, killing 4 girls The victims [l to r: Denise McNair (11), Carole Robertson (14), Addie Mae Collins (14), Cynthia Wesley (14)] had been in the church's basement when a phone call came in to the church.… Continue reading 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing 

England · Newspaper clippings

Wife and housemaid murdered, mutilated, and dismembered

September 15, 1935 Lancaster, England Isabella (alternatively spelled Isobel) Ruxton and her housemaid Mary Jane Rogerson are murdered by Ruxton's husband, Dr. Buck Ruxton Dr. Ruxton (born Buktyar Rustomji Ratanji Hakim) had become increasingly jealous of his wife's alleged infidelity for years before the murders, prompting Isabella to return with her children to Edinburgh at… Continue reading Wife and housemaid murdered, mutilated, and dismembered

England · Newspaper clippings

The Illustrated Police News– Sept. 15, 1888

The front page of The Illustrated Police News Published September 15, 1888 London, England The cover shows various stories including another Whitechapel murder (possibly Annie Chapman, Jack the Ripper's second victim), a lion-tamer battling a lion in menagerie, and some sort of commotion during a Welsh wake. Unfortunately, I could only find the cover and… Continue reading The Illustrated Police News– Sept. 15, 1888