January 29, 1931 Schafer, North Dakota Charles Bannon (22) is hanged by a lynch mob Bannon had been accused of killing an entire family whose farm he had worked on as a hired hand. The Haven family consisted of Albert (50), Lulia (39), Daniel (18), Leland (14), Charles (2), and Mary (2 months). Though he… Continue reading The lynching of Charles Bannon
Goldie Williams, alias Mag Murphy Arrested January 29, 1898 Omaha, Nebraska Murphy was arrested for vagrancy, her height was listed as 5 feet tall, her weight 110 lbs. She reported her home to be Chicago, IL and her occupation as prostitute. On a personal note, this is possibly my favorite mugshot ever.
January 29, 1960 Los Angeles, California The only caption accompanying this photo reads "blanket covering woman's body"
From the Chicago Daily Tribune Friday, January 29, 1915 Lorena Beresford-Snyder was killed by her husband, Ward Snyder, while she was in the hospital. A nurse overheard an endearing conversation between the two (the husband calling his wife "dearest" and saying he came to see her fearing she would be ill for some time, and… Continue reading Man stashes wife’s face, body and nearly severs arms while visiting her in the hospital
January 29, 1979 San Diego, California Brenda Spencer (16) fires on children and faculty at the school across the street, killing 2 and injuring 9 Spencer, armed with a Ruger 10/22 semi-automatic .22 caliber rifle, shot children playing at the neighboring Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego. The victims killed in the shooting were the… Continue reading Shoots at elementary school because “I don’t like Mondays”