Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Leprechaun isn’t exactly based on St. Patrick’s Day (though there are often Leprechaun marathons on TV during this time), so if you’re in the mood to celebrate with a real St. Patrick’s horror movie, check out the horror anthology Holidays.
March 17, 461 Saul, Northern Ireland Saint Patrick dies A large boulder was placed in 1900 in Saint Patrick’s honor at Down Cathedral, where he is traditionally thought to be buried. The stone was engraved with the name PATRIC and a cross. Later, in 1985, a second stone and plaque was added which reads: Saint… Continue reading The death of Saint Patrick
March 17, 1968 Utah Six thousand sheep are killed during the Dugway sheep incident, also known as the Skull Valley sheep kill The affected sheep were from ranches near a U.S. Army base in Utah, which some believe accidentally or purposefully released either nerve gas or another agent of biological or chemical warfare. A few… Continue reading The Dugway sheep incident
March 17, 2000 Kanungu, Uganda Hundreds of followers of the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God are killed in a mass murder The cult called Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God had been established in the 1980s when 2 men, a banana beer brewer and a politician,… Continue reading Kanungu doomsday massacre (graphic)