Alabama · Newspaper clippings · West Virginia

Clippings: a substantial drop in lynchings; woman shoots and kills “unwanted visitor”

From the Chicago Daily Tribune Published December 29, 1936 Tuskegee, Alabama Logan, West Virginia "Only" 9 lynches were reported for the year, down from a 3-year average of 21 per year. A woman shot and killed an "unwelcome visitor" in her home when he would not leave.

England · Political · Religion

Archbishop hacked by knights until “the blood white with brain … dyed the floor of the cathedral”

December 29, 1170 Kent, Kingdom of England Thomas of Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is assassinated by knights, his head cut open with swords until "the blood white with brain ... dyed the floor of the cathedral" In 1163, a Canon was accused of murder. The Church at the time had the power over its clergy… Continue reading Archbishop hacked by knights until “the blood white with brain … dyed the floor of the cathedral”