February 24, 303 Rome, Italy Galerius signs an edict bringing the Diocletianic Persecution to the region under his rule The Diocletianic Persecution was the final persecution of the Christians by the Roman Empire. It not only demanded Christians practice sacrifices to Roman gods but stripped them of most of their legal rights. Those who refused… Continue reading The signing of the Diocletianic Persecution
February 24, 1901 Spokane, Washington A woman is found with her 6 drowned children in a well The woman, Rosa Wurzer, has become a widow the year before the murders. She became increasingly depressed as she struggled to feed her 6 children: Rosa (11), Louisa (10), Anna (7), Joseph and Mary (twins, 6), and George… Continue reading Mother kills 6 children after husband dies and leaves family destitute
February 24, 1922 New South Wales, Australia The mug shot of George Whitehall who murdered his common-law wife Ida Parker before turning himself in to authorities
Happy birthday, Billy Zane Born February 24, 1966 Zane has appeared in Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight (pictured), Back to the Future, The Phantom, Silence of the Hams, BloodRayne, and Titanic, among many others.