Heysel Stadium disaster

May 29, 1985 Brussels, Belgium A riot between fans preceding the 1985 European Cup Final results in the deaths of 39 and the injuries of over 600 The riots began as fans from the Juventus and Liverpool football clubs threw rocks at each other. Eventually, some Liverpool fans started climbing a fence into a “no-man’s…

A serial killer dubbed “The Brick Moron” is arrested

May 29, 1938 Chicago, Illinois Robert Nixon (18) is arrested after a botched burglary Nixon and accomplice Earl Hicks (19) were arrested following a burglary gone wrong during which Florence Johnson was beaten to death with a brick. Johnson’s sister, who shared the apartment, awoke to see two assailants leaving the home. Nixon was arrested…