California · Louisiana · Newspaper clippings

Shot in court; man shot at doctor when wife is not sick; sad end to a staple of community

September 28, 1883 Downieville, California New Orleans, Louisiana Stockton, California Three strange and sad stories happened across the country Business partners were at court to determine who would receive what as the business was dissolved when one of the men pulled a gun on two others, striking one and barely missing the second. The wounded… Continue reading Shot in court; man shot at doctor when wife is not sick; sad end to a staple of community

Kansas · Missouri

Kidnapping and murder of Bobby Greenlease

September 28, 1953 Lenexa, Kansas Bobby Greenlease is kidnaped and murdered by Carl Hall and Bonnie Heady Bobby was the 6-year-old son of multi-millionaire car dealer Robert Greenlease, Sr. Bobby was targeted because his older adoptive brother attends school with Hall, and Hall had planned on exploiting the family for years. Heady visited Bobby's school… Continue reading Kidnapping and murder of Bobby Greenlease

Executions · Japan · Serial Killers

Serial rapist-murderer executed

September 28, 1926 Japan Serial rapist-murderer Satarō Fukiage (吹上 佐太郎) is executed Fukiage's first victim was an 11-year-old girl who was raped and murdered when Fukiage was still a minor. Because of his age, he was sentenced to life in prison rather than face execution. He was released in 1922, though in 1924 he was… Continue reading Serial rapist-murderer executed

Today in Horror History

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

Released September 28, 1951 A quintessential 50s sci-fi movie, one particularly brilliant special effect involves the door to the UFO. To make it appear as though the door appears from a solid exterior, the cracks around the door was filled with putty and painted to match the UFO. Then, as the door opened, the putty… Continue reading The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)