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…

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…