Baby Monster’s grave

February 3, 1889 Kent, Washington Baby Monster dies Very little is known about 3-month-old infant other than Monster was his or her last name (accompanying the baby in death is John Monster, presumably the father). As to why the child is not named, it's possible a baptism had not been performed and so did not…

The Day the Music Died

February 3, 1959 Clear Lake, Iowa The Day the Music Died Singers Buddy Holley, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper died along with their pilot Roger Peterson, when their plane crashed near Clear Lake, Iowa. The official cause of the crash was declared to be a result of the pilot being unfamiliar with the controls…

The death of a bandit queen

February 3, 1889 Oklahoma "Bandit Queen" Belle Starr is killed from shotgun blasts to her back, neck, shoulders, and face Starr's murder was never solved, though some speculation as to the murderer and motive have been made. One holds that a man asked Starr to dance with him and, after he was rejected, followed her…

America’s first mass murder

February 3, 1780 Washington, Connecticut America's first mass murder is carried out by Barnett Davenport Davenport was only 19 when he used a swingle, a 2-foot-long wooden knife-like instrument with a blunt edge used to beat flax for linen production, to murder his benefactors and their 8-year-old granddaughter. He then stole any valuables the house…