Newspaper clippings · Ohio

Teen dies by polar bear mauling in a possible suicide

From the Xenia Daily Gazette Published January 20, 1972 The body of a teenager is found after 4 polar bears picked his bones clean from the waist down. It was originally believed the man, Richard Hale (19), had committed suicide with one newspaper (The Daily Reporter; Dover, Ohio; Jan. 22, 1972; page 3) mentioning Hale… Continue reading Teen dies by polar bear mauling in a possible suicide

England · Famous Last Words

FLW: the king curses his nurse

Famous Last Words King George V Sandringham House, Norfolk, England January 20, 1936 "God damn you!" George V's Last Words were directed to his nurse as she gave him a sedative the night he died. It was later revealed that the King's doctor, Lord Dawson of Penn, had purposefully given the King two consecutive lethal… Continue reading FLW: the king curses his nurse

Female Killers · Florida

Woman kills baby for crying while she played FarmVille

January 20, 2010 Jacksonville, Florida Alexandra Tobias shakes her 3-month-old baby, Dylan Lee Edmondson, to death when the infant cried while she was playing FarmVille In the arrest report, it was Dylan was shaken and his head "could have" been hit against the computer's monitor according to Tobias. Also according to the arrest report, Dylan… Continue reading Woman kills baby for crying while she played FarmVille

Czech Republic

Conjoined twins denied food and water for 8 days after birth due to superstition

January 20, 1878 Skrejšov, Bohemia (modern day Czech Republic) Conjoined twins Rosa and Josefa Blažek are born and, following the advice of a local folk healer, are denied food and water for 8 days; their survival is decided to be a divine message they were meant to live After their unlikely survival as newborns, Rosa… Continue reading Conjoined twins denied food and water for 8 days after birth due to superstition