Fictional History: The Fog

Fictional History The Fog April 21, 100 years ago Antonio Bay, California The Elizabeth Dane sinks, killing those on board As Mr. Machen explains in the opening sequence of The Fog: “100 years ago on the 21st of April, out in the waters around Spivey Point, a small clipper ship drew toward land. Suddenly, out…

Bathtub suicide

April 21, 1937 Los Angeles, California Joe Martin commits suicide by drowning in a bathtub The date on the photo reads April 21, but Martin’s Find A Grave record states he drowned on April 19. I attempted to find some sort of additional sources to determine the date of his death as well as any…

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…