Mother arrested for murder of 9th child

February 4, 1986 New York Marybeth Tinning is arrested for the murder of her 9th child Tinning and her family suffered loss after loss of their children, none of whom reached their 5th birthday. At first, doctors dismissed the deaths as bad genes, though when their adopted son Michael also died, no case was opened…

Mother arrested for starving 3 children to death

February 4, 2005 Huntsville, Alabama Natashay Ward is arrested for the starving deaths of her 3 children The bodies of Shanieka (11), Latricia (9), and Christopher Ward (8) were found on the floor of 3 separate bedrooms. They had not attended school since the holiday break and the utilities had been disconnected since mid-January. The…

An old tale of a ghost dog

From The Daily Signal Published February 4, 1914 The article recounts a ghost dog from 1728 to 1730 that eventually began to talk, saying he had killed a man 35 years before and pointed out the remains of the murdered man.

Washing his hands in flames

February 4, 1555 London, England John Rogers becomes the first of many martyrs under Mary I Rogers had been a Catholic priest, but he disagreed certain views within the Church, so he left England to Holland. Once in Holland, he met a Protestant reformer and converted to Protestant views. During this time he also met…

George A. Romero’s birthday

Happy birthday, George A. Romero Born February 4, 1940 Romero was known as the Godfather of the Dead and remembered for writing and directing the "of the Dead" movies (Night of the Living Dead (1968), Dawn of the Dead (1978), Day of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, and Survival of…