Epitaph to a Dog

November 18, 1808 Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire, England Boatswain, Lord Byron's dog, dies of rabies. Byron reportedly had nursed the dog during his disease without fear of being bitten and infected. The epitaph reads: Near this Spot are deposited the Remains of one who possessed Beauty without Vanity, Strength without Insolence, Courage without Ferocity, and all…

Man murders child, stepchildren before killing self

November 18, 1996 Laurens, South Carolina Despondent over the deterioration of his 12-year marriage, Johnny Satterwhite murders his child and 3 stepchildren before committing suicide Johnny and his wife Bertha had separated a week before the murders, and the separation played a key motive for the killings. He shot the children, Christopher Satterwhite (10), Johnny…