Assassination of Elagabalus

March 11, 222 Rome Emperor Elagabalus is assassinated with his mother Elagabalus stirred the Roman pot quite a bit during his brief 18 years of life: he married a Vestal Virgin, suggesting their children would be "godlike," despite the punishment for a Vestal Virgin having sexual relations to be buried alive he appointed his mother…

Mount Etna Eruption of 1669

March 11, 1669 Sicily, Italy An eruption at Mount Etna decimates villages near its base, killing somewhere between 0 to 20,000 people The eruption was the worst in recorded history since 122 BC, and destroyed the many villages at its base. Even though the villagers knew the volcano was active, the frequent, small eruptions created…

Child killer executed

March 11, 1920 Kentucky Will Lockett is executed for the murder of a 10-year-old girl Lockett had spent years traveling between states, apparently taking advantage of his nomadic lifestyle to commit crimes. Days before his execution he confessed to the rapes and murders of 3 women in Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky between 1912 and 1919.…