FLW: died doing his duty

Famous Last Words Horatio Nelson Cape Trafalgar, Spain October 21, 1805 "Thank God I have done my duty … Drink, drink, fan, fan, rub, rub." Nelson, famously known to have ignored his admiral's signal to call of an attack by holding the telescope to his blind eye (where the phrase "turn a blind eye" originates),…

Child murdered by teen for thrill

October 21, 2009 St. Martins, Missouri Alyssa Bustamante (15) murders 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten (pictured) to see what it was like to kill someone Olten, who was acquainted with Bustamante from school, went missing on October 21 after leaving a neighbor's house. Bustamante grabbed Olten as she walked by, beat and strangled her, stabbed her chest,…

Teen shoots parents for bickering; attempted suicide after cashing worthless $10 check; ouija board demands suicide

From the Chicago Daily Tribune Published October 21, 1925 Allison, Iowa Chicago, Illinois Grand Rapids, Michigan A 17-year-old boy shot and killed his father and wounded his mother because of his parents' "constant bickering." A young woman tried to kill herself after cashing a worthless check of $10 (about $138 in 2017). A ouija board…