Famous Last Words · Massachusetts

FLW: no longer fit in these times 

Famous Last Words  Calvin Coolidge  Northampton, Massachusetts  January 5, 1933 "I feel I no longer fit in with these times." Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States, was known for speaking little and having a dry sense of humor. So much so that when word of his death circulated, writer and wisecracker Dorothy Parker,… Continue reading FLW: no longer fit in these times 

Newspaper clippings · Utah

Boy’s eye shot out during play battle 

January 5, 1917 Bingham, Utah Several youths, armed with real guns, played out a war until one boy was shot in the eye. He was operated on without anesthesia and reportedly did not flinch. The "war" was brought to an end when the mayor learned of the battle, spanked several of the boys, and destroyed… Continue reading Boy’s eye shot out during play battle 

Executions · Washington

Man executed for the sexual abuse and murders of 3 children 

January 5, 1993 Walla Walla, Washington  Westley Allan Dodd is hanged for the molestation and murders of 3 children Dodd had previous molested approximately 30 children when he decided to advance to murder. His first intended target was an 8-year-old who was able to escape Dodd and report him to police. Dodd, despite his criminal… Continue reading Man executed for the sexual abuse and murders of 3 children