Indiana · Newspaper clippings · Ohio

Clippings: a “gypsy curse” and a teen’s attempted suicide over broken elopement (1902)

From the Evening Times-Republican (Marshalltown, Iowa) Published February 3, 1902 An 11-year-old girl's slight against a fortune teller results in a "curse" being placed upon the girl, stating she will be murdered in 10 days. After 3 days, the girl could no longer take the anticipation and kills herself by drinking acid, probably carbolic acid… Continue reading Clippings: a “gypsy curse” and a teen’s attempted suicide over broken elopement (1902)

Connecticut · Massacres/Mass Murder

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… Continue reading America’s first mass murder