New York

Arraignment of 18 who allegedly attempted to overthrow the US government

January 16, 1940 New York Two of a group of 18 men, allegedly from the Christian Front, enter a courthouse surrounded by press The men, along with the other 16 not pictured, were arraigned for a conspiracy to overthrow the US government. They were allegedly part of the Christian Front, a far-right radical group that… Continue reading Arraignment of 18 who allegedly attempted to overthrow the US government

Executions · Famous Last Words · New York · Serial Killers

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… Continue reading FLW: the end of Albert Fish

Disasters · Massachusetts · Newspaper clippings

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… Continue reading The Great Molasses Flood of 1919