April 8, 1916 Corona, California Racer Bob Burman crashes his car, killing himself and two others and wounding 5 Burman had been racing at an estimated 100 mph when his left rear tire exploded and sent the car into a telegraph pole, a crowd of spectators, and over a car parked near the track —… Continue reading Fatal car crash of Bob Burman
April 8, 1970 Bahr El-Baqar, Egypt The Israeli Air Force bombs Bahr el-Baqar primary school, killing 46 children and injuring over 50 The attack is considered human error, with the Israeli military stating they thought the building was a military base. Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Dayan later commented on the bombing, “Maybe the Egyptians… Continue reading Bahr El-Baqar primary school bombing
April 8, 1906 Frankfurt, Germany Auguste Deter dies at 55 from sepsis resulting from bedsores Deter is best remembered as the first diagnosed Alzheimer's patient. One of her conversations with Dr. Alois Alzheimer which was recorded went: "What is your name?" "Auguste." "Family name?" "Auguste." "What is your husband's name?" she hesitates, finally answers: "I… Continue reading The death of the first diagnosed Alzheimer’s patient
Happy birthday, Kane Hodder Born April 8, 1955 Hodder is probably best known for his portrayals of Jason Voorhees in four of the Friday the 13th movies (from VII to X), but he has also starred in Hatchet, Pumpkinhead, Wishmaster, and The Secret World of Alex Mack.