Naval officer dies after being shot in the pelvis during duel

March 22, 1820 Washington, D.C. Stephen Decatur dies at 41 from injuries sustained during a gun duel Decatur, a distinguished naval officer, had been challenged by Commodore James Baron after Decatur made disparaging remarks regarding Baron's conduct during the Chesapeake-Leopold Affair of 1807. Decatur accepted, though he did not tell his wife about the duel,…

Happy birthday, William Shatner

Happy birthday, William Shatner Born March 22, 1931 Aside from the iconic role of Captain James T. Kirk from Star Trek, Shatner has also appeared in Kingdom of the Spiders (pictured), A Christmas Horror Story, Horrorween, and American Psycho II

A descriptive recount of two deaths in the wheel

March 22, 1686 General Patrick Gordon describes the horrors he witnessed in Hamburg of two broken at the wheel, a torture device prevalent at the time A portion of the entry reads "This day, a man and a woman, a burger of the towne being the womans master, for murthering, were carted from the prisone…