The martyrdom of St. George

April 23, 303 AD Nicomedia, Bithynia, Roman Empire (modern-day İzmit, Turkey) St. George is martyred at the age of approximately 23 St. George the Dragon Slayer (thus named for the legend he had killed an actual dragon) had been a solider in the Roman army during the rule of Emperor Diocleian. The emperor despised Christians…

Cannibal dies of “senility – trouble and worry”

April 23, 1907 Colorado Famed cannibal Alfred Packer dies at the age of 64 of "senility - trouble & worry" Alfred Packer (also known as “Alferd” after seeing a dyslexic tattoo artist misspell the name which Packer found humorous) and 5 fellow gold prospectors became snowed-in while prospecting in the Rockies. Packer claimed he tried…