Woman poisons toddler niece to collect insurance money

May 1, 1952 Alabama Earle Dennison poisons her 2-year-old niece to claim the insurance money on a policy she had taken out on the toddler Dennison's young niece, Shirley Weldon, was visiting when Dennison gave her an orange drink laced with arsenic. After the toddler became ill and vomited, Dennison gave her a bottle of…

The deaths of the Goebbel family

May 1, 1945 Germany 6 of the Goebbels children, between the ages of 4 and 12, are murdered by the parents after the fall of Hitler Joseph Goebbels was the Chancellor of Germany and Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda in Nazi Germany. When Germany approached defeat, Goebbels and his wife agreed to kill their…

“The Most Beautiful Suicide”

May 1, 1947 Manhattan, New York Evelyn McHale jumps from the Empire State Building and lands on a United Nations embassy limousine A former member of the Women's Army Corps and employed as a bookkeeper, McHale (23) kissed her fiancé goodbye the morning of April 30; he later remarked she seemed happy as she departed.…