Massachusetts · Massacres/Mass Murder · Political

The Boston Massacre

March 5, 1770 Boston, Massachusetts The Boston Massacre claims the lives of 5 and injures 6 Tension was high between the British troops and the colonists already, and further intensified when a wigmaker's apprentice insulted a British officer, claiming the officer owed the master wigmaker money. The officer, who had paid his account, ignored the… Continue reading The Boston Massacre

Disasters · South Africa

Formula One driver killed by fire extinguisher carried by man he ran over

March 5, 1977 Midrand, South Africa Formula One driver Tom Pryce and marshal Frederick Jansen van Vuuren are killed in a chain-reaction accident Jansen van Vuuren and another marshal had rushed to a car which had malfunctioned and caught fire. As the two marshals ran across the track, Pryce and another driver came over a… Continue reading Formula One driver killed by fire extinguisher carried by man he ran over

Canada · Serial Killers

Birth and death of Canadian serial killer Peter Woodcock

March 5, 1939/2010 Ontario, Canada Serial killer Peter Woodcock is born (1939) and dies of natural causes (2010) Woodcock was a serial killer who targeted children between September 1956 and January 1957 when Woodcock was 17. The first victim was Wayne Mallette (7) who was strangled. Mallette had 2 bite marks, to his thigh and… Continue reading Birth and death of Canadian serial killer Peter Woodcock

Disasters · England · Missouri · Newspaper clippings

Clippings: woman’s fearlessness keeps her from being robbed; woman fatally crushed by elevator

From The New St. Louis Star Published March 5, 1914 A woman was able to fend off a robber by not fearing him, steadfastly claiming she only had two cents in her handbag. This particular tactic had worked for her twice in the past, as well. Another woman was fatally crushed during an unexplained accident… Continue reading Clippings: woman’s fearlessness keeps her from being robbed; woman fatally crushed by elevator