Italy · Political

Caligula’s assassination

January 24, 41 Palatine Hill, Rome Caligula is assassinated by guards who stab him 30 times, dump his body unceremoniously in a shallow grave, and murder his wife and 1-year-old daughter Caligula was not held in high regard during his reign, despite being descended from beloved Roman nobility. Caligula was known for his sadism, cruelty,… Continue reading Caligula’s assassination

Executions · Famous Last Words · Florida · Serial Killers

Ted Bundy executed

January 24, 1989 Florida State Prison, Bradford County, Florida Ted Bundy is executed for the rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl Bundy preyed on young women, and confessed to the murders of 30, though the exact number is unknown. He decapitated at least 12 of his victims, and sexually violated their corpses repeatedly after… Continue reading Ted Bundy executed

Colorado · Newspaper clippings

Father kills 3 children, severely wounds self trying to destroy evidence

From the Nevada State Journal Published January 24, 1932 The deaths of 3 children originally believed to have burned to death in a house fire were revealed to have severe injuries, 2 with broken skulls and a third with a fractured neck. The children were Marjorie (10), Michael Jr. (9), and Donald (2); the toddler… Continue reading Father kills 3 children, severely wounds self trying to destroy evidence

Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Man kills housekeeper with hatchet, tries to cut own throat

From the Chicago Daily Tribune Published January 24, 1903 Frank Lewis killed his housekeeper, Stella Wright (24) with a hatchet. He attempted to clean the scene with towels and there was evidence he stooped over her body to ensure she was dead. Then he left her body and bloody scene for his 12-year-old daughter to… Continue reading Man kills housekeeper with hatchet, tries to cut own throat