From the Miami Daily News-Record Published January 26, 1940 A man's incessant singing of a polka song led to his death, and his murderer claimed a hex was the cause of the crime.
January 26, 1686 Scotland The Reverend Alexander Peden died in a cave at the age of 60 Rev. Peden was a Covenanter, one of a group of people who disagreed with the political and religious changes King Charles I introduced into the country. The Covenanters refused to acknowledge the king as the head of the… Continue reading Man who disguised self to preach illegally dies in cave
January 26, 2001 San Francisco, California Lacrosse player and former Olympic hopeful Diane Whipple is attacked at her home by 2 Perro de Presa Canario dogs being cared for by her neighbors The dogs, Bane and Hera, had belonged to Paul Schneider who was serving a life sentence. Schneider and his cell mate were allegedly… Continue reading Woman killed in dog attack
From the Chicago Daily Tribune Published January 26, 1917 A man drunk on bootleg whiskey he obtained from a "blind pig" (a term used to refer to police officers who could be bribed to ignore illegal speakeasy operations) attacked his family. He pushed his wife and 2-year-old against a hot stove, choked his daughter, and… Continue reading Violent attack on wife, children result of bootleg whiskey
Famous Last Words John Albert Taylor Draper, Utah January 26, 1996 "I would like to say for my family and my friends, as the poem was written, 'Remember me, but let me go.'" Taylor was executed by firing squad for the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl. Between 1:30PM and 3:20PM (between the time… Continue reading FLW: remember me but let me go