Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Teen shot by accident by sawn off bullet during school play

March 19, 1909 Mount Vernon, Illinois During a school play, one actor shot another with sawed off bullet The actors were John Moake (16) and Roy Slater (17); Moake was the one who was shot. Instead of using a blank cartridge, Moake sawed off part of a real bullet, thinking there was not enough to… Continue reading Teen shot by accident by sawn off bullet during school play

England · Female Killers · Newspaper clippings

Teen murders elderly neighbor

March 19, 2005 London, England 17-year-old Kemi Adeyoola stabs her 84-year-old former neighbor 14 times; the elder woman later succumbed to her injuries Adeyoola, daughter of a millionaire real estate agent, had had been arrested previously for shoplifting. While in a young offenders' institute, she had written an 18 page manual entitled "Prison and After:… Continue reading Teen murders elderly neighbor

Today in Horror History

Happy birthday, Bruce Willis

Happy birthday, Bruce Willis Born March 19, 1955 Willis is best known for his action movies, but he’s had quite a few horror and other dark roles as well, including Death Becomes Her, The Sixth Sense, Twelve Monkeys (pictured), Split, Alpha Dog, Planet Terror, Apocalypse (video game), and an episode of The Twilight Zone (1985,… Continue reading Happy birthday, Bruce Willis

Newspaper clippings · Texas

Woman intentionally overdoses on airplane while traveling with her infant

From the Chicago Daily Tribune Published March 19, 1950 A woman seemingly committed suicide by overdosing on sleeping medication while aboard an airplane. She left a note for stewardesses containing feeding instructions for her 10-month-old son who was traveling with her, well as a note to her husband lamenting not getting the chance to see… Continue reading Woman intentionally overdoses on airplane while traveling with her infant