November 21, 1941 San Quentin, California Juanita "The Duchess" Spinelli becomes the first woman executed in San Quentin's gas chamber On April 14, 1940, Spinelli and the gang she ran had a picnic to discuss another member, Robert Sherrard, who was "talking too much" about recent robberies they had committed. To silence him, Sherrard was… Continue reading The Duchess: first woman executed in San Quentin’s gas chamber
November 21, 1927 Serene, Colorado Police fire into a crowd of unarmed strikers during the Columbine Mine massacre The strike had been going for 5 weeks when 500 miners, accompanied by their wives and children, rallied at the mine's gate. Rangers, mine guards, and other men dressed in civilian attire while carrying firearms and tear… Continue reading Columbine Mine massacre
Famous Last Words Charles Livingston Texas November 21, 1997 "You all brought me here to be executed, not to make a speech. That's it." Livingston had waited to ambush Janet Caldwell to steal her purse. When she resisted, a scuffle ensued leading in Caldwell being shot twice in the throat. Livingston was apprehended shortly after.