Italy · Religion

Astronomers burned at the stake

February 17, 1600 Rome, Italy Giordano Bruno is burned at the stake Bruno was an Italian friar, philosopher, poet, astrologer, and mathematician. His death was due to various convictions, including heresy, blasphemy, and immoral conduct. Bruno faced these charges largely for publicly disagreeing with various aspects of the Catholic Church, from disagreeing with the divinity… Continue reading Astronomers burned at the stake

California · Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Clippings: upside-down stomach; exploding tire; elderly nurse forgets to check on her patient

From the Chicago Daily Tribune Published February 17, 1935 One story reports on a young girl's rare, possibly fatal medical condition which caused her stomach to turn upside down, consequently pushing her heart to the side and closing a lung. Despite her condition, she spent much of her time marveling at the tall buildings in… Continue reading Clippings: upside-down stomach; exploding tire; elderly nurse forgets to check on her patient

Crime Scene Photography · North Carolina

The MacDonald murders (extremely graphic)

February 17, 1970 Fort Bragg, North Carolina 3 members of the MacDonald family are found dead WARNING: THE PHOTOS ACCOMPANYING THIS ARTICLE ARE EXTREMELY GRAPHIC AND INVOLVE CHILDREN. DISCRETION IS ADVISED. Emergency services received a call from a distressed Jeffrey MacDonald reporting a stabbing in his home. When responding military police arrived to investigate they… Continue reading The MacDonald murders (extremely graphic)