Disasters · Egypt

Train hits school bus, killing 50+

November 17, 2012 Manfalut, Egypt A train hits a school bus carrying approximately 70 children, killing at least 50 as well as the driver and wounding 17 The incident occurred due to a crossing worker allegedly being asleep when the bus approached the crossing, leading to the crossing barricades not being lowered. Additionally, police did… Continue reading Train hits school bus, killing 50+

California · Crime Scene Photography · Newspaper clippings

Murder-suicide of doctor and model couple

November 17, 1941 Los Angeles, California The body of Kay Pengra Nolan is examined 2 days after her husband murdered her Kay and Dr. Stuart Nolan had been married 3 months before the murder-suicide. The doctor had given his wife a sedative via hypodermic needle, bathed her, cut her wrists with either a scalpel or… Continue reading Murder-suicide of doctor and model couple

Famous Last Words · Russia

FLW: autocrats and forgiveness

Famous Last Words Catherine II of Russia St. Petersburg, Russia November 17, 1796 "I shall be an autocrat: that's my trade. And the good Lord will forgive me: that's his." Other Last Words attributed to Catherine II were an exchanged with her physician who told her "Majesty, you must get well! The people need you!"… Continue reading FLW: autocrats and forgiveness