Famous Last Words · Russia

FLW: a Russian suicide poem written in blood

Famous Last Words Sergei Alexandrovich Yesenin Leningrad, Soviet Union December 28, 1925 Goodbye, my friend, goodbye My love, you are in my heart. It was preordained we should part And be reunited by and by. Goodbye: no handshake to endure. Let's have no sadness — furrowed brow. There's nothing new in dying now Though living… Continue reading FLW: a Russian suicide poem written in blood

Arkansas · Massacres/Mass Murder

A 6-day, 16-deaths murder spree ends

December 28, 1987 Russellville, Arkansas Ronald Gene Simmons ends a murder spree which began 6 days before and ended with the deaths of 16 including 14 of his family members as young as a year old Simmons, who had retired from a 20-year service in the Navy and Air Force, began his killing spree on… Continue reading A 6-day, 16-deaths murder spree ends

Illinois · Newspaper clippings · Wisconsin

Four tales including a man beaten by magic and a child stabbed over marbles

From the Chicago Daily Tribune Published December 28, 1903 Kenosha, Wisconsin Chicago, Illinois A man committed suicide after a first failed attempt. Both attempts involved carbolic acid, a common suicide method in its time. John McManamy stated carbolic acid victims "suffer the greatest of agonies before they finally shuffle. In the event they do not… Continue reading Four tales including a man beaten by magic and a child stabbed over marbles