Today in Horror History

Happy birthday, Sarah Michelle Gellar

Happy birthday, Sarah Michelle Gellar Born April 14, 1977 Gellar is best known for the titular character in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series, but she has also starred in Scooby-Doo (2002) and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, The Grudge (2004), The Grudge 2 (2006), The Return, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Scream 2,… Continue reading Happy birthday, Sarah Michelle Gellar

Political · Washington DC

Lincoln’s assassination

April 14, 1865 Washington, D.C. John Wilkes Booth shoots President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater Booth, a 26-year-old anti-abolitionist and actor, quickly formed his assassination plot when he discovered the President would be attending a play at Ford's Theater. He also assigned two other men to assassinate Vice President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State… Continue reading Lincoln’s assassination

Nigeria

276 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria

April 14, 2014 Chibok, Nigeria 276 schoolgirls, between 16- and 18-years-old, are kidnapped by the extremist organization Boko Haram The girls were taken by members of Boko Haram — a militant organization also referred to as the Islamic State in West Africa — disguised as guards in the early morning hours of April 14. Over… Continue reading 276 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria

California · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man kills young daughters, 3 in-laws, wife, and co-worker

April 14, 1989 Sonoma County, California After learning his oldest daughter was not fathered by him, Ramón Salcido slashes his three daughters’ throats, then kills his wife, mother-in-law, 2 sisters-in-law, and a co-worker Rámon wife Ángela (24 when she was murdered) had been pregnant when the two were married; Rámon assumed the child was his.… Continue reading Man kills young daughters, 3 in-laws, wife, and co-worker

Crime Scene Photography · New York · Newspaper clippings

Jealous woman killed by her lover

April 14, 1914 New York, New York Alberta Thomas is killed by her romantic interest after she became jealous of another woman Thomas confronted her boyfriend for his interest in another woman, and in response he shot at her 4 times, striking her twice (once in the breast and once in the neck). He then… Continue reading Jealous woman killed by her lover