Italy

The founder of Rome kills his twin brother for mocking the city

April 21, 753 BC (traditional date) Rome, Italy Romulus founds the city of Rome, kills his twin brother for making fun of it, then names the city after himself According to tradition, Romulus and his twin brother Remus were born to a Vestal Virgin/daughter of a king and the war god Mars. Her brother, fearing… Continue reading The founder of Rome kills his twin brother for mocking the city

Female Killers · Scotland

8 year old suspected of being killed by neighbor who scared her to death

April 21, 1934 Aberdeen, Scotland The body of missing 8-year-old Helen Priestly is found in a sack under stairs in her tenement Popular theory holds a neighbor, Jeanie Donald, tired of the child ringing her doorbell and disappearing, jumped out at the child to scare her. The fright startled Helen to the point the child… Continue reading 8 year old suspected of being killed by neighbor who scared her to death

Massacres/Mass Murder · Portugal · Religion

The Lisbon Massacre

April 21, 1506 Lisbon, Portugal The three-day Lisbon Massacre comes to an end Nine years before the massacre, the Jews in the area were forced to convert to Catholicism. The recently converted Jews were called New Christians, showing that though they were among the Catholic faith, they were still separate. The massacre is said to… Continue reading The Lisbon Massacre