February 21, 1930 Florence, Arizona Eva Dugan is hanged for the murder of a wealthy rancher Dugan had been a housekeeper for the rancher; when she was let go, she killed him, burglarized his house, and stole his car. When her execution was announced, she said “Wal, I’ll die with my boots on, an’ in… Continue reading Last woman to be executed by hanging in Arizona after botched execution
February 21, 1931 New York, New York The body of “minor minion” John “Aces” Mazza lies on the sidewalk after being shot Mazza reportedly fired back at his assailant before he died, and the resulting errant bullets between the two shooters wounded 2 bystanders.
February 21, 1993 Greenough, Western Australia, Australia Four members of the MacKenzie family are killed with an axe The killer was William Patrick Mitchell, a friend of Karen MacKenzie (31), who had recently rejected his advances. Reportedly intoxicated on a mixture of cannabis, alcohol, and amphetamines, Mitchell visited the MacKenzie home. He was met first… Continue reading Greenough Family Massacre
From the Chicago Tribune Published February 21, 1936 A dying man placed a mirror on a steel table while prophesying no one would be able to pick it up. Over the next 24 hours, many tried to remove it, with a nurse finally completing the task using an ice pick. Several theories to the supposedly… Continue reading Cursed mirror refuses to be moved