The death of Emily Jane Brontë

December 19, 1848 Haworth, West Riding of Yorkshire, England Emily Jane Brontë, author of Wuthering Heights, dies at the age of 30 Brontë, it is believed, had her health compromised by contaminated drinking water tainted by run-of from the local graveyard. In September 1848, her brother Branwell died suddenly and, while at his funeral, Emily…

FLW: don’t stand in his shoes

Famous Last Words Richard Carpenter Chicago, Illinois December 19, 1958 "I don't want anyone else to stand in my shoes." Carpenter was a serial robber and committed over 100 robberies before killing a police officer. His arrest was particularly violent as he put up a violent struggle; the Chicago Daily Tribune reported "it took 30…