Ireland · Political

The brutal murders of two IRA brothers

November 26, 1920 Shanaglish, Ireland Brothers Pat (29) and Harry Loughnane (22) are beaten, murdered, burned, and hastily buried by Black and Tans (colloquial term for the Royal Irish Constabulary Special Reserve) The Loughnanes were members of the IRA (the Irish Republican Army, an army who used guerrilla warfare tactics against British forces in Ireland)… Continue reading The brutal murders of two IRA brothers

Executions · Famous Last Words · Illinois

FLW: the state gains nothing while the executed gains eternal life

Famous Last Words Ernest Wishon Illinois November 26, 1943 (In a note left to the Warden:) "By my death, the state will gain nothing, while I will gain eternal life." Wishon, an alcoholic and former drug addict, killed an elderly jewelry store owner during a robbery. At his trial, the jury found him guilty but… Continue reading FLW: the state gains nothing while the executed gains eternal life

China · Massacres/Mass Murder · School Violence

9 killed by knife at boys’ dormitory

November 26, 2004 Ruzhou, China Yan Yanming (21) enters a boys' high school dormitory with a knife, killing 9 and injuring 3 Yanming, whose motive behind the attack remains unclear, stabbed and sliced at the high schoolers he came across, stabbing some in the heart and slicing the necks of others. He was arrested the… Continue reading 9 killed by knife at boys’ dormitory