“Toxic lady” affects dozens in ER

February 19, 1994 Riverside, California Gloria Ramirez, dubbed “The Toxic Lady” by the media, makes several ER personnel ill after being exposed to her body and blood Ramirez was a volunteer elementary school teacher and was suffering from advanced cervical cancer when she was rushed into an emergency room. Nurse Susan Kane noticed a fruity-garlic…

Teenager beaten, strangled during robbery

February 19, 1909 Fife, Scotland 15-year-old Michael Swinton Brown is killed during a robbery Brown was tasked every Friday with collecting the weekly factory wages for his employer, a task which he performed almost mechanically. Every week he took the same route at the same time, a habit Alexander Edmonstone (23) noticed and decided to…

FLW: noticing spelling errors on death warrant

Famous Last Words Thomas de Mahy, marquis de Favras Paris, France February 19, 1790 “I see that you have made three spelling mistakes.” De Mahy was executed for “planning against the people of France” by attempting to protect the royal family during the French Revolution. The words most associated with de Mahy’s last statement are…