New Jersey · Newspaper clippings

Girl testifies former boyfriend killed her mother after she discovered the couple kissing

May 22, 1937 Jersey City, New Jersey During trial, Gladys MacKnight (17) accuses her ex-boyfriend of killing her mother with a hatchet According to the younger MacKnight, her 18-year-old boyfriend Donald Wightman bashed Mrs. MacKnight over the head with a hatchet after she attacked the couple with a knife for hugging and kissing in her… Continue reading Girl testifies former boyfriend killed her mother after she discovered the couple kissing

Belgium · Religion

Brussels massacre of 1370

May 22, 1370 Brussels, Belgium Between 6 and 20 Jews are executed at the stake while the remainder are banished after allegedly desecrating hosts The actual motive behind the attack is disputed, depending on the source. The Christians of the area alleged a group of Jews desecrated hosts during the Holy Eucharist, a ceremony commemorating… Continue reading Brussels massacre of 1370

Australia · Crime Scene Photography

Boxer shot in cabaret, possibly because of “underground gang warfare”

May 22, 1951 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Former light-weight boxer William John "Bobby" Lee is shot at a cabaret, later dying at the hospital Lee's shooter, John Frederick "Chow" Hayes, allegedly planned to shoot Lee outside the club but was taunted by Lee who said "you wouldn't do it here, with all the lights… Continue reading Boxer shot in cabaret, possibly because of “underground gang warfare”

England · Political

Soldier murdered in retaliation for Britain attacks on Islamic countries

May 22, 2013 Woolwich, London, England Two men stab and hack British army soldier Lee Rigby in retaliation for attacks by British armed forces in Islamic countries The attackers, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, ran Rigby down with their vehicle, stabbed and hacked him with a knife and cleaver, and dragged his body into the… Continue reading Soldier murdered in retaliation for Britain attacks on Islamic countries