California · Crime Scene Photography

Wife-killer/dismemberer executed (1948)

October 15, 1948 San Quentin, California Arthur Eggers is executed for the murder of his wife, Dorothy Arthur was a smaller, somewhat submissive man while his wife Dorothy was the dominant personality in the marriage. She allegedly was verbally abusive to Arthur, calling him "a little insect" among other insults, and was prone to extramarital… Continue reading Wife-killer/dismemberer executed (1948)

Illinois · Newspaper clippings · Pennsylvania

Man beaten by “Amazon” woman for insulting her size (1908)

From the Chicago Daily Tribune October 15, 1908 Chicago, Illinois Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania The first article involves a couple who returned home from their wedding festivities after being informed of a burglary in which several expensive presents had been taken. The second tells the story of an "Amazon" woman who was insulted by a vagrant due… Continue reading Man beaten by “Amazon” woman for insulting her size (1908)

Executions · Famous Last Words · France · Political

FLW: death of exotic dancer accused of espionage

Famous Last Words Mata Hari (Born Margaretha Geertruida "Grietje" Zella) October 15, 1917 Vincennes, France "It is unbelievable." At 18, Dutch-born Margaretha married an army officer, Rudolf John McLeod, whom she met through an advertisement he placed looking for a wife. The marriage was doomed from the start; McLeod was a violent alcoholic and syphilitic,… Continue reading FLW: death of exotic dancer accused of espionage