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…

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…

Happy birthday, Gunnar Hansen

Happy birthday to the late Gunnar Hansen Born March 4, 1947 Hansen is most remembered for his role as the original Leatherface in Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and has also starred in Chainsaw Sally, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers and Brutal Massacre: A Comedy