California · Crime Scene Photography · Religion

Teen cult priestess’s body discovered 

October 6, 1929  Los Angeles, California  The body of a priestess of the Blackburn Cult, also called the Divine Order of the Royal Arms of the Great Eleven, is found  The priestess, Willa Rhoads (16), died of a tooth infection 14 months before her body was discovered buried beneath the floorboards of the Rhoads' home,… Continue reading Teen cult priestess’s body discovered 

Canada · Executions

Man hanged twice for murder of his cousin/lover and her new husband

October 6, 1922 Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada Benny Swim is hanged, twice, for the murder of the only woman he ever loved and her husband Swim had been involved in a romantic affair with his first cousin Olive. They had even lived together for nearly a year and a half as de facto husband and… Continue reading Man hanged twice for murder of his cousin/lover and her new husband

Belgium · Executions · Famous Last Words · Religion

English scholar and Bible translator executed

October 6, 1536 Near Vilvoorde, Duchy of Brabant, Seventeen Provinces (modern day Belgium) William Tyndale is executed for speaking out against the Catholic Church's rule over England Tyndale, a Protestant, had translated the Bible in English using Hebrew and Greek texts (which became the basis of the King James Bible) and had done so to… Continue reading English scholar and Bible translator executed