April 22, 1920 Turtle Lake, North Dakota Henry Layer kills his neighbors, 5 of their 6 children, and a chore boy following an argument Layer had visited the Wolf farm with a complaint regarding Wolf's dog biting one of Layer's cows. Wolf eventually demanded Layer leave, grabbing a double-barreled shotgun and loading it in front… Continue reading Family murdered over argument involving a dog biting a cow
April 22, 1999 Villavicencio, Colombia Luis Garavito is apprehended for an attempted rape before confessing to the kidnapping, rape, torture, and murder of 147 boys between the ages of 6 and 16 Garavito, also known as La Bestia (The Beast) or Tribilín (the Latin American Spanish-speaking name of Disney's Goofy), may have killed over 300… Continue reading “The Beast,” murderer of 147 boys, is arrested
Happy birthday, John Waters Born April 22, 1946 Waters is a director, screenwriter, and actor, largely involved in cult-classics. He has appeared in The Simpson's (pictured) and Seed of Chucky, and has directed Serial Mom, Cry Baby, and Hairspray
Famous last words Frank Rose Utah April 22, 1904 "So long, fellows." Frank Rose was executed by firing squad for the shooting death of his wife he claimed to be unfaithful, and the near death of his son. As The Salt Lake City Tribune (Apr 23 1904) reported, “While his two-year-old babe lay in the… Continue reading FLW: So long
Happy birthday, Jack Nicholson Born April 22, 1937 Nicholson’s rough voice and menacing smile has landed him roles in a variety of darker movies, including Mars Attacks!, The Shining, Wolf, Batman (1989), The Raven (1963), and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest among many others.