Columbia · Disasters

Teen dies after being trapped in volcanic slurry for 2 and a half days

November 16, 1985 Armero, Tolima, Colombia Omayra Sánchez (15) dies of gangrene and/or hypothermia 60 hours after being buried by a lahar (a mudslide of volcanic ash, water, and debris) Omayra and her family had been awake at the time the lahar, concerned about the eruption and ashfall. When the lahar hit the home, Omayra… Continue reading Teen dies after being trapped in volcanic slurry for 2 and a half days

Russia

Ivan the Terrible beats his daughter-in-law causing a miscarriage then fatally wounds his son

November 16, 1581 Alexandrov, Russia Ivan the Terrible fatally beats his son Ivan Ivanovich Ivan the Terrible had hoped for an heir to be born to his son (also named Ivan) quickly, and when his first daughter-in-law failed to conceive quickly, he had her sent to a convent. The same fate befell his second daughter-in-law… Continue reading Ivan the Terrible beats his daughter-in-law causing a miscarriage then fatally wounds his son

Illinois

Pregnant woman and her older children murdered by a couple wanting to take the baby the woman was carrying

November 16, 1995 Addison, Illinois Fedell Caffey, Jacqueline Williams, and Lavern Ward break into the home of Debra Evans, killing Debra and her older children Samantha and Joshua Caffey and Williams wanted a baby and targeted Evans who was 9 months pregnant at the time of the attack. Evans and Ward, the father of her… Continue reading Pregnant woman and her older children murdered by a couple wanting to take the baby the woman was carrying