Film-maker murdered for making movie criticizing Islam

November 2, 2004 Amsterdam, Netherlands Theo Van Gogh is shot, stabbed, and has a note stabbed to his chest Van Gogh had worked on a short film called Submission which criticized the treatment of women in Islam. Mohammed Bouyeri, who allegedly has ties to the Dutch Islamist Hofstad Network, gunned down Van Gogh as he…

First woman executed by lethal injection

November 2, 1984 Raleigh, North Carolina Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed by lethal injection at the age of 52 Barfield confessed to killing 6 people by poisoning, including elderly patients in her care, her mother, and her fiancé. She was sentenced to death for the murders, the first woman executed by lethal injection…