Executions · Famous Last Words · Oklahoma

FLW: life is a long road with a lot of regret and few second chances

Famous Last Words Scott Carpenter Oklahoma May 8, 1997 "I tell the young and old, do not stray onto the wrong path in life as I did. I speak from experience when I say it's a long and bumpy road, with a lot of regret and few second chances." 19-year-old Carpenter had no prior criminal… Continue reading FLW: life is a long road with a lot of regret and few second chances

Crime Scene Photography · New York

Photographer catches shot of suicidal woman mid-fall

May 8, 1942 Buffalo, New York A photographer captures Mary Miller (35) as falls to her death The photographer was Russell Sorgi, a journalist returning to the Buffalo Courier Express. Sorgi has taken a slightly different route from his normal routine when he was passed by police cars. Being a journalist, he followed them, suspecting… Continue reading Photographer catches shot of suicidal woman mid-fall

Estonia · Political

Teen girls blow up Soviet monument

May 8, 1946 Tallinn, Estonia Schoolgirls Aili Jõgi (14, pictured) and Ageeda Paavel (15) use explosives to destroy a Soviet memorial, which they believed represented oppression and occupation Jõji, maiden name Jürgenson, was quoted as saying of the destruction of the monument: "How long should we watch this red star, a memorial for Russian looters.… Continue reading Teen girls blow up Soviet monument