Executions · Mexico

The last Aztec emperor executed

February 28, 1525 Acalan (modern day Campeche, Mexico) Cuauhtémoc, the last Aztec emperor, is executed Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés, took Cuauhtémoc prisoner after Cuauhtémoc's surrender, but held him in high regards and treated him well (according to Spanish records), until the conquistadors did not find the treasures they were expecting. Cuauhtémoc was tortured in an… Continue reading The last Aztec emperor executed


Vintage photo: skull collection (1965)

February 27, 1965 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The caption accompanying the photo reads: “Robert R. Grant, Jr., is shown with part of the human skull collection of the late Dr. Samuel T. Morton, housed at the Academy of Natural History in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that is trying to figure out what to do with the materials.” Source: http://norman.hrc.utexas.edu/nyjadc/ItemDetails.cfm?id=227#navtop