November 24, 1941 New York, New York Police examine the body of a man killed by police during a hold-up One caption with the photo reads: Cop Kills Holdup Man: A few minutes after he had held up an Essex Street lunchroom on the Lower East Side and shot a patron, Vincent Mannuzza, 31, was… Continue reading Crime scene photography: man shot after holding up lunchroom
November 24, 1915 New York, New York Two unnamed victims are found in an elevator shaft
Famous Last Words Erskine Childers Beggars Bush Barracks, Dublin, Ireland November 24, 1922 "Take a step forward, lads. It will be easier that way." Author Robert Erskine Childers was said to have inspired propaganda of the Republican movement in the Irish Civil War. He was arrested for carrying a firearm after the Army Emergency Powers… Continue reading FLW: advises executioners to step forward for a better shot
November 24, 1934 Pennsylvania The bodies of 3 sisters, Norma Sedgwick (12), Dewilla Noakes (10), and Cordelia Noakes (8), are found in the woods along Pennsylvania Route 233 The girls had been "suffocated by external means" and covered gently with a blanket. The same day, Elmo Noakes (father of the younger 2 girls and stepfather… Continue reading The Babes in the Woods Murders
November 24, 1938 Lincoln, Nebraska Charles Starkweather is born Starkweather was a spree killer, murdering 11 over the course of 2 months while accompanied by his 14-year-old girlfriend. He was executed in 1959.