Pearl High School shooting

October 1, 1997 Pearl, Mississippi Luke Woodham (16) bludgeons and stabs his mother as she sleeps before going on a shooting spree at his school After his capture, Woodham claims he did not remember killing his mother and so had no motive for the murder. He drove his mother's car to his high school and…

Protestors bomb Los Angeles Times building

October 1, 1910 Los Angeles, California An Iron Workers unionist sets off a bomb in the Los Angeles Times building, killing 21 and injuring over 100 Brothers James and John McNamara planned the explosion to bring attention to their cause, which was to re-unionize the city after the steel and iron industries had successfully reduced…