Disasters · Massacres/Mass Murder · New York

Happy Land Social Club Fire, set by man angry at his ex, kills 87

March 25, 1990 Bronx, New York 87 people die and 6 are injured in a fire set intentionally by a jealous ex-boyfriend at an illegally-operating night club Happy Land had been ordered to close in 1988 due to a lack of sufficient sprinklers and fire exits. Additionally, the club had blocked the few fire exits… Continue reading Happy Land Social Club Fire, set by man angry at his ex, kills 87

Crime Scene Photography · Disasters · New York

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

March 25, 1911 New York, New York A fire breaks out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, killing 146 and injuring 71 The fire was determined not to have been set intentionally despite the "moral hazard" the factory demonstrated; shirtwaists, a type of women's blouse, had fallen out of fashion, insurance policies had been taken out… Continue reading Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Executions · Florida

Man dies with “a crown of foot-high flames” in botched execution

March 25, 1997 Florida Pedro Medina is executed by electrocution for the 1982 robbery and death of his elderly neighbor Medina’s neighbor, Dorothy James, had been stabbed, gagged, and left to die. Several days after the murder, Medina was found asleep in his James’ car as he was parked on the side of the interstate.… Continue reading Man dies with “a crown of foot-high flames” in botched execution

Japan · Political

Samurai beheaded, turns to vengeful spirit in form of a flying severed head

March 25, 940 Japan Samurai Taira no Masakado is beheaded in battle by his cousin Masakado has led a small rebellion against the emperor. During that time, he killed his uncle Kunika, earning him a bounty on his head. His cousin, son of the uncle he killed, killed Masakado at the Battle of Kojima, severed… Continue reading Samurai beheaded, turns to vengeful spirit in form of a flying severed head