Maryland

Group holds drunken hex party to curse Hitler

January 22, 1941 Maryland A group of people gather cabin in the woods, drink heavily, and engage in a "hex party" to "kill Adolf Hitler by voodoo incantation" The gathering was recorded by LIFE magazine and published in their February 10, 1941 issue, and describe the alcohol-fueled ritual involving a dressmaker's dummy that had nails… Continue reading Group holds drunken hex party to curse Hitler

Pennsylvania

Politician kills self on live TV

January 22, 1987 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Robert Budd Dwyer kills himself on live television At a live, televised press conference regarding a political scandal, Robert Budd Dwyer, Treasurer of Pennsylvania, professed his innocence. He then handed several envelopes out, which were later discovered to be organ donor information, letters to his wife and children, and funeral… Continue reading Politician kills self on live TV