England

Toddler beaten to death by 2 children

February 12, 1993 Liverpool, England  2-year-old James Bulger is killed by 2 boys WARNING: the events depicted in this article are graphic in nature. Two 10-year-olds, who had skipped school, decided to hurt a younger child. Their original intent was to find someone to push into oncoming traffic, but they ended up straying from that… Continue reading Toddler beaten to death by 2 children

Massacres/Mass Murder · Scotland

Glencoe massacre, inspiration of the Red Wedding

February 12, 1692 Glen Coe, Scotland  An order is issued calling for the massacre of Glencoe (The massacre is the inspiration for the Red Wedding from A Song of Ice and Fire book series and Game of Thrones TV series, specifically the part involving the MacDonald clan who were killed after accepting guests into their… Continue reading Glencoe massacre, inspiration of the Red Wedding

California · Crime Scene Photography

Rebel Without a Cause actor killed during robbery

February 12, 1976 West Hollywood, California  Actor Sal Mineo is killed during a robbery attempt Mineo had appeared in films including Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus in his younger years, but as his boyish good looks faded, so did his career. He also was one of the first actors to openly come out, coming… Continue reading Rebel Without a Cause actor killed during robbery

France · Political

Anarchist detonates bomb to strike at the wealthy

February 12, 1894 Paris, France  Émile Henry detonated a bomb in a French café, killing one and wounding 20 Henry, an anarchist, was avenging the execution of another anarchist Auguste Vaillant. Henry selected the Café Terminus for his bombing, feeling it represented the bourgeoisie (those in high society and with vast wealth) and intended to… Continue reading Anarchist detonates bomb to strike at the wealthy

England · Executions · Political · Religion

The execution of Lady Jane Grey

February 12, 1554 London, England Lady Jane Grey is executed for treason As King Edward VI lay dying at the age of 15, he nominated his first cousin, Lady Jane Grey, as his successor. However, the Third Succession Act would require his half sisters, Mary I or Elizabeth I, take the Crown instead. Jane was… Continue reading The execution of Lady Jane Grey