Bean Puzzle Tombstone

September 27, 1865 Wellesley, Ontario, Canada Henrietta Bean, first wife of Samuel Bean, dies What makes the Bean wives memorable is the puzzle grave Dr. Bean had created for them. For a century, the grave tucked away in a rural cemetery was shrouded in mystery. The original headstone attracted so many visitors who took rubbings…

The Zodiac Killer’s third confirmed attack

September 27, 1969 Lake Berryessa, Napa County, California The Zodiac Killer stabs Bryan Hartnell (20) and Cecelia Shepard (22) before writing a note on Hartnell's car door Hartnell and Shepard had been picnicking at the lack when a man wearing an executioner-style hood with clip-on sunglasses over the eye holes and a bib with white…

FLW: hanged with an interesting tale on his lips

Famous Last Words Paul Rowland Folsom, California September 27, 1929 "I have something of interest to tell--" Rowland was convicted of and sentenced to hang for the murder of another convict during an argument over a sack of tobacco. The man slain was Alger Morrison who was good friends with Rowland. Though the tobacco quarrel…

Mass murderer believed parliament was persecuting him

September 27, 2001 Zug, Switzerland Friedrich Leibacher, believing a plot was against him from his parliament, brings several legally-purchased guns and a home-made bomb to the parliament, shooting at politicians and journalists, killing 14 and wounding 18 before killing himself Leibacher had a reputation for bringing forth a large number of lawsuits which were dismissed,…