“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…

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…

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,…

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…

The Dunwich Horror (1970)

Released January 14, 1970 Based on the H. P. Lovecraft story, the tag-line of the poster gives the best spoiler-free synopsis: a few years ago in Dunwich a half-witted girl bore illegitimate twins. One of them was almost human! Dean Stockwell plays Wilbur Whateley in the 1970 movie and returned in the 2007 made-for-TV remake…