April 11, 1947 San Quentin, California American murderer Louise Peete is executed in the gas chamber at the age of 66 Peete (seen here in her mugshot the day before her execution) had previously served time for the murder of a wealthy man whom she claimed to be romantic with, but had been sent out… Continue reading Woman executed for killing the woman who helped free her from a previous murder sentence
April 11, 1890 Whitechapel, London, England Joseph Merrick, known most by his human curiosity name "The Elephant Man," dies at 27 Merrick had a condition which is still debated today, suffering from neurofibromatosis type I and/or Proteus Syndrome. He was found dead in his bed on April 11. Officially, his death was ruled as asphyxia… Continue reading The Elephant Man’s death
April 11, 1996 Arizona Mona Herold Vanni dies, and a scathing epitaph left by her children on her gravestone Though the history behind Mona’s gravestone hasn’t been verified, one Redditor claiming to be the Jackie on the headstone wrote this, verbatim, of her mother: “I am the Jackie on Mona Herald Vanni's tombstone. I had… Continue reading An unflattering gravestone
April 11, 1930 Chicago, Illinois Anton Szandor LaVey is born LaVey (born Howard Stanton Levey) was an author, musician, occultist, and founder of The Church of Satan.
April 11, 1965 White Bear Lake, Minnesota Three-year-old Dennis Jurgens is murdered by his adoptive mother Adopted just after his first birthday, Dennis suffered years of abuse at the hands of his adoptive mother, Lois Jurgens. Lois had had a history of mental illnesses — including depression and psychosis — and was originally deemed unfit… Continue reading Toddler murdered by abusive adoptive mother