New York

The eventual death of “Iron Mike” Malloy

February 22, 1933 The Bronx, New York “Iron Mike” Malloy is (finally) murdered Malloy was once a firefighter but had fallen on tough times and had become homeless and an alcoholic. In January of 1933, five of his friends — Francis Pasqua (left), Tony Marino (right), Joseph "Red" Murphy, Hershey Green, and Daniel Kriesberg —… Continue reading The eventual death of “Iron Mike” Malloy

England · Executions · Female Killers

Woman hanged for murder of her unfaithful lover’s children

February 22, 1848 London, England Harriet Parker is hanged for the murder of her lover's young children Parker, a widow, had been living with her partner Robert Blake, who was still legally married to his wife with whom he was separated; two of his children from his wife also lived with the couple. Blake had… Continue reading Woman hanged for murder of her unfaithful lover’s children

Newspaper clippings · Serial Killers · Texas

The first victims of the Texarkana Moonlight Murders

February 22, 1946 Texarkana, Texas Jimmy Hollis and Mary Jeanne Larey are attacked by the Phantom Killer Hollis and Larey were parked in a car at the local lover’s lane when they were approached by a man who would later be dubbed the Phantom Killer. The assailant blinded Hollis with a flashlight. Assuming the man… Continue reading The first victims of the Texarkana Moonlight Murders

Executions · Germany · Political

Three young people executed in Nazi Germans for distribution of anti-Nazi publication

February 22, 1943 Munich, Germany Siblings Hans (left) and Sophie Scholl and their friend Christoph Probst (right) are executed for high treason Hans Scholl had been a member of the Hitler Youth but became disillusioned after witnessing what the Nazi Party actually stood for. He saw firsthand the treatment of the Jews in Poland and… Continue reading Three young people executed in Nazi Germans for distribution of anti-Nazi publication