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FLW: change comes with blood

Famous Last Words John Brown Charles Town, Virginia (now West Virginia) December 2, 1859 "I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood. I had, as I now think, vainly flattered myself that without very much bloodshed it might be done." Brown,… Continue reading FLW: change comes with blood

Arizona

Child murdered at request of mother to keep him from becoming like his father

December 2, 1989 Phoenix, Arizona Christopher Milke (4, pictured) is murdered at the request of his mother, Debra Milke, partially to collect a life insurance policy taken out on him and partially because she believed her son would be better off dead than grow up to be like his father Debra and Christopher moved in… Continue reading Child murdered at request of mother to keep him from becoming like his father

El Salvador · Religion

Missionaries murdered by soldiers

December 2, 1980 El Salvador Four missionaries are kidnapped, beaten, raped, and murdered by El Salvador National Guard soldiers The victims were Maura Clarke (49, New York), Ita Ford (40, New York), Dorothy Kazel (40, Cleveland), and Jean Donovan (27, Cleveland). Originally, the Salvadoran government claimed the women were victims of a robbery. However, in… Continue reading Missionaries murdered by soldiers