New York

Man murders wife, children then kills self

October 18, 2011 Cross River, New York Sam Friedlander beats his wife Amy to death, shoots their children Molly (10) and Gregory (8), and kills himself Before the murder-suicide, Sam and Amy had been in the middle of a bitter divorce. Sam's friends stated Sam had alleged Amy was trying to use the children against… Continue reading Man murders wife, children then kills self

Famous Last Words · New Jersey

FLW: glimpse into a beautiful afterlife 

Famous Last Words Thomas Edison West Orange, New Jersey October 18, 1931 "It's very beautiful over there!" Edison is known as a great inventor, bringing many electric devices to the public. Though those are not his actual Last Words (they were said several days before his death), they are the most memorable ones he spoke… Continue reading FLW: glimpse into a beautiful afterlife 

Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Random news: child dies when dress catches fire; police accused of beating out a confession; prank leads to death; man shoots son

From the Chicago Daily Tribune Published October 18, 1931 Rockford, Illinois Salem, Illinois Chicago, Illinois First article: a 5-year-old died after her dress caught on fire. Second: a young man accused police of kicking him and pulling his hair to coerce a confession from him. Third: a "prank" somehow led to a young man's intestines… Continue reading Random news: child dies when dress catches fire; police accused of beating out a confession; prank leads to death; man shoots son

Brazil

A student mourns the murder of his teacher

October 18, 2009 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Teacher Evandro João da Silva is murdered Da Silva had coordinated a group called Afro Reggae, a project designed to help kids learn music and kindness rather than violence in the areas afflicted by poverty. On October 18, da Silva was shot during a mugging. A closed circuit… Continue reading A student mourns the murder of his teacher