Missouri · Newspaper clippings · Racially Motivated

Man chained to roof, burned alive by lynch mob

January 12, 1931 Maryville, Missouri A vigilante mob chains a man to the roof of a school and set on fire Gunn had been accused of attempting to rape and successfully killing a 19- or 20-year-old teacher. He confessed to the murder, though many suspect he confessed under duress during his interrogation. Even if the… Continue reading Man chained to roof, burned alive by lynch mob

Newspaper clippings · Tennessee

Toddler’s smoking habits draw attention of the press

January 12, 1889 The Police Gazette publishes a story about the youngest smoker in the state of Tennessee, Wallace Lochridge According to The Abbeville Press and Banner (Abbeville, SC), Jan. 2 1889 page 3, Wallace was a year and 10 months old when he gained fame for being the youngest smoker in Tennessee and (hopefully)… Continue reading Toddler’s smoking habits draw attention of the press

Georgia

Deputy murdered in the line of duty

January 12, 1998 Georgia Deputy Kyle Dinkheller is killed following a routine traffic stop Deputy Dinkheller (22) pulled over Andrew Brannan for speeding at 98 mph. Brannan quickly turn belligerent towards the Deputy after placing his hands in his pocket and the Deputy asked him to keep them in view. Brannan then began dancing exaggeratedly.… Continue reading Deputy murdered in the line of duty

England · Executions · Famous Last Words

FLW: no intestines to hold drink offered by executioner

Famous Last Words Sir Thomas Blount Holton, Somerset, England January 12, 1400 Sir Thomas was executed for his crime of being a loyalist to Richard II, and his execution was particularly long and tortuous. He, and a fellow loyalist, were hanged but not allowed to die. They were then brought in front of a small… Continue reading FLW: no intestines to hold drink offered by executioner