Man stabs dozens on subway train, killing 4

May 21, 2014 New Taipei City, Taiwan Cheng Chieh (鄭捷) goes on a stabbing rampage in a subway car, killing 4 and injuring 24, because he had wanted to do something “shocking and big” since childhood Chieh (21) began his attack while the subway train was moving between stops approximately 5 minutes from each other.…

Leopold and Loeb attempt a “perfect murder”

May 21, 1924 Chicago, Illinois Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnap and murder 14-year-old Bobby Franks (pictured with his father) to prove they were "Übermenschen" ("supermen," people whose intelligence far surpasses that of the masses and are thus above the law) Leopold (19) and Loeb (18), sons of millionaires and classmates at the University of…

30 killed by man upset his advances were rejected

May 21, 1938 Kamo, Empire of Japan Mutsuo Toi (都井 睦雄) kills 30 when local women reject his sexual advances Toi had been a hikikomori (a recluse or shut-in) earlier in life, but became very sexually motivated. Along these lines, he displayed an interest in Sada Abe and had begun to write a novel about…