Young child murdered, cannibalized by teen

May 18, 1975 Rhode Island Michael Woodmansee murders and cannibalizes 5-year-old Jason Foreman Jason went missing while returning home after playing with friends. The investigation into his disappearance produced no leads until 8 years later when Woodsmansee was questioned after a failed murder attempt of a 14-year-old. During questioning, officers suspected he may know about…

Man kills wife, blows up elementary school (1927)

May 18, 1927 Bath Township, Michigan Andrew Kehoe, angry over rising taxes and his recent defeat in an election for township clerk, goes on a rampage ending in the deaths of 45 and the injuries of 58 Kehoe's wife, ill with tuberculosis, was discharged from the hospital May 16; it was the last time she…

Mount St Helens eruption

May 18, 1980 Washington Mount Saint Helens erupts in the deadliest volcanic event in US history The blast directly killed an estimated 57 people, indirectly killed 2 from poor visibility caused by the ash and 2 from hearts attacks from shoveling ash, caused $1.1 billion in damage, left a crater in the north side of…

Woman kills lover, removes his genitals as keepsake

May 18, 1936 Japan Sada Abe (阿部 定) kills her lover during erotic asphyxiation, stays with his body for several hours, and removes his penis and testicles Abe and her lover, Kichizo Ishida (石田 吉蔵), had frequently participated in erotic asphyxiation, with both partners on the receiving end of the choking. Despite their familiarity with…