Illinois · Political

Self-immolation in protest of war in Iraq

November 3, 2006 Chicago, Illinois Malachi Ritscher commits suicide by self-immolation to protest the war in Iraq Ritscher, a musician, recording engineer, and human rights activist, had previously been arrested twice at anti-war protests before his suicide. During morning rush hour on November 3, Ritscher stood on the side of the Kennedy Expressway and lit… Continue reading Self-immolation in protest of war in Iraq

Illinois · Nebraska · Newspaper clippings

Clippings: child accidentally tear gases bank; 4 young children die in fire

From the Chicago Daily Tribune Published November 3, 1932 Hastings, Nebraska Streator, Illinois One child pushed an innocent-looking button, accidentally releasing tear gas in a bank while 4 other children between the ages of 2 and 7 die when a fire consumes the loft of an abandoned building their family was sleeping in.