Florida · Political

The attempt to assassinate FDR

February 15, 1933 Miami, Florida A failed assassination attempt on Franklin D. Roosevelt's life instead fatally wounds Chicago mayor Anton Cermak The would-be assassin, Giuseppe Zangara, was short, standing at about 5 feet tall. In order to see over others in the crowd, he stood on a metal folding chair, armed with a .32 caliber… Continue reading The attempt to assassinate FDR

Michigan · Serial Killers

First victim of Oakland County Child Killer

February 15, 1976 Oakland County, Michigan The first of 4 confirmed murders by the still unidentified Oakland County Child Killings occurs Mark Stebbins (12) was the first known victim of a serial killer who targeted children. He was strangled and sexually assaulted with an object, and had rope marks in his wrists. His body was… Continue reading First victim of Oakland County Child Killer

Disasters · Graves · New York

Boy killed on birthday to avoid a kiss

February 15, 1909 New York, New York George Spencer Millet dies at the age of 15 while avoiding being kissed at his work George had been well liked amongst his female counterparts for his "gentlemanly ways.” When it was discovered it was his 15th birthday, the girls decided to each kiss him 15 times. During… Continue reading Boy killed on birthday to avoid a kiss