Anthony Esposito’s booking

January 16, 1941 New York Police killer Anthony Esposito is booked after a robbery and shootout on the 14th Anthony and his brother William followed a man from the Empire State Building to an office building, demanded the victim's money, then shot him in the head. Police arrived in short order and a fire fight…

FLW: the end of Albert Fish

Famous Last Words Albert Fish Ossining, New York January 16, 1936 "I don't even know why I'm here." Fish was a serial killer, child rapist, and cannibal who boasted of having "children in every state." He confessed to having over 100 victims, though did not specify if these were all murdered children or if raped…

The Great Molasses Flood of 1919

Front page of The Boston Post Published Thursday, January 16, 1919 The Great Molasses Flood claimed a total of 21 lives and injured 150 more, and several horses were killed. The molasses reportedly rushed the streets at roughly 35 mph. The cause of the explosion was later determined to be due to substandard construction of…