Crime Scene Photography · New York

The deaths of the Collyer brothers

March 21, 1947 Manhattan, New York The second of the Collyer brothers, a pair of extreme hoarders, dies in their home Police received a tip that the home held a dead body as the smell of decomposition became noticeable. Authorities attempted to enter the home, but a wall of hoarded items prevented them from doing… Continue reading The deaths of the Collyer brothers

England · Executions · Political · Religion

Execution of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, for speaking against Henry VIII and the pope

March 21, 1556 Oxford, England Archbishop Thomas Cranmer is burned at the stake for heresy After tension between Cranmer, Pope Clement VII, and King Henry VIII, Cranmer was to be executed for speaking against the Pope and King. He wrote a recantation, nullifying his previous speeches against the King and Pope, and was to read… Continue reading Execution of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, for speaking against Henry VIII and the pope

Executions · Famous Last Words · New York · Newspaper clippings

FLW: condemned man makes pun about last name

Famous Last Words Frederick Wood New York March 21, 1963 “Gents, this is an educational project. You are about to witness the damaging effect electricity has on Wood.” (Alternatively: “Gentlemen, observe closely as you witness the effect electricity has on Wood” and “I’m going to prove conclusively that Wood conducts electricity.”) Wood had been convicted… Continue reading FLW: condemned man makes pun about last name