Mississippi · Newspaper clippings

Clipping: Man survived axe attack that left his “head nearly severed”

From The Manning Times (Manning, SC) Published March 4, 1908 Two men argued over a $6 bill until one attacked the other with an axe, striking his neck 4 times. Assuming the victim, whose head was “nearly severed,” the attacker left the scene to hide the weapon while the victim ran to a doctor’s house… Continue reading Clipping: Man survived axe attack that left his “head nearly severed”

Crime Scene Photography · Disasters · Ohio · School Violence

The Collinwood school fire

March 4, 1908 Collinwood, Ohio The Lake View School catches fire resulting in the deaths of 173 students and 2 teachers The fire’s cause is still considered of unknown origin, though several theories were considered. Officially, the coroner noted the fire was started by heating pipes, which ran adjacent to exposed wooden beams, ignited the… Continue reading The Collinwood school fire

Canada · Executions · Famous Last Words

The slow execution of Thomas Scott

March 4, 1870 Upper Fort Garry, Red River Colony, Rupert's Land (modern-day Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) Thomas Scott is executed for his role in an assault against the Métis by being struck with several non-fatal shots, prematurely placed in his coffin for approximately 10 hours, and finished him off with either another shot or with a… Continue reading The slow execution of Thomas Scott

Newspaper clippings · Ohio · School Violence

Young teen shoots teacher after being sent to the principal for punishment

March 4, 1920 Cincinnati, Ohio 14-year-old Lawrence Angel shot his teacher in the arm as revenge for being sent to the principal’s office. He was sent to alienists (an archaic term for psychologists or psychiatrists) to be evaluated and then to the Gallipolis Hospital for Epileptics. Unfortunately, that’s the extent of the information I could… Continue reading Young teen shoots teacher after being sent to the principal for punishment