February 10, 1355 Oxford, England St. Scholastica's Day Riot In 1355 (depicted here with the incorrect date of 1354), a group of students from Oxford irritated a tavern owner when they remarked their beer was of poor quality. The landlord of the tavern was the town Mayor, and retorted with "stubborn and saucie language." The… Continue reading Two-day riot sparked after beer insulted
Happy birthday, Stephen Gammell, original illustrator for the "children's" book series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, born February 10, 1943. For those who grew up with Mr. Gammell's work, which illustration was your favorite, and which terrified you the most?
February 10, 1933 New York, New York Ernie Schaff is fatally injured during a boxing match with Primo Carnera In 1932, Schaff had been injured during a match with Max Baer which left him with headaches from that point on, and those around him believed he may have had brain damage. On February 10, 1933,… Continue reading Boxer’s unusual death in the ring
February 10, 1990 Las Cruces, New Mexico Two robbers gun down 7 at a bowling alley, killing 4 The robbery happened at the beginning of the day as manager Stephanie Senac was preparing to open. Her daughter Melissa Repass and her daughter's friend Amy Houser were also at the alley planning to help supervise the… Continue reading The Las Cruces bowling alley massacre