Taiwan

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.… Continue reading Man stabs dozens on subway train, killing 4

Executions · Graves · Nevada

Man executed for murdering girl he arranged to be married to when she chose another suitor

May 21, 1926 Carson City, Nevada Stanko Jukich is executed for the murder of his 16-year-old sweetheart Jennie Medak Jukich, 28 at the time of the murder, was a Yugoslavian miner living in a boarding house run by Medak's mother. Medak's parents arranged a marriage between Medak and Jukich 3 years before the murder, and… Continue reading Man executed for murdering girl he arranged to be married to when she chose another suitor

Illinois

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… Continue reading Leopold and Loeb attempt a “perfect murder”

Japan · Massacres/Mass Murder

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… Continue reading 30 killed by man upset his advances were rejected