Newspaper clippings · Washington DC

“Whoopee Girl’s” mysterious death

From the Chicago Daily Tribune. Published Wednesday, January 14, 1931 "Whoopee Girl's Mystery Death Stirs Capital Beulah Limerick Case Has Echo in Senate" The rest is obscured and difficult to read. However, this article discusses Beulah Limerick's mysterious death, nicknamed the Whoopee Girl in reference to a club she and her brother had formed in… Continue reading “Whoopee Girl’s” mysterious death

England · Famous Last Words

FLW: no further need of pillows

Famous Last Words Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Pen name Lewis Carroll) Guildford, Surrey, England January 14, 1898 "Take away those pillows. I shall need them no more." Carroll was the accomplished author behind Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass, The Jabberwocky, and more. He died at the age of 65 from pneumonia following the flu. His… Continue reading FLW: no further need of pillows

Disasters · New York · Newspaper clippings

Train crash kills a dozen in fire

From the New York Herald Published January 14, 1882 An article is published describing a railway accident which claimed the lives of a Senator as well as several others The accident happened the day before, on Friday the 13th. It involved a train carrying 13 cars, mostly filled with politicians. The train was running late,… Continue reading Train crash kills a dozen in fire

Canada

The Babes in the Wood (Stanley Park) are found

January 14, 1953 Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia The skeletal remains of 2 children are found The skeletons were found with a hatchet, and each bore a wound from the weapon: one from the sharpened side while the other from the hammer end. The bodies were placed side by side and covered with a woman's… Continue reading The Babes in the Wood (Stanley Park) are found