Political · United States

Anarchists detonate 8 bombs in 8 cities to protest deportation of immigrant criminals and anti-sedition laws

June 2, 1919 United States Anarchists send and detonate 8 mail bombs to government officials on 8 US cities The victims targeted by the mail bombs either supported the deportation of immigrants accused of crimes, or endorsed anti-sedition laws (laws which punished those who used "disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language" about the United States,… Continue reading Anarchists detonate 8 bombs in 8 cities to protest deportation of immigrant criminals and anti-sedition laws

California

College student found dead in holding cell from an alleged suicide

June 2, 1981 Signal Hill, California Ron Settles (21) is found beaten and hanging by a makeshift noose in a cell after being arrested Settles had been pulled over for speeding when he allegedly attacked officers with a knife. The arresting officers testified they then used force to subdue Settles. Settles was put in a… Continue reading College student found dead in holding cell from an alleged suicide

Female Killers · Oklahoma · Serial Killers

Serial killer “The Giggling Granny” dies in prison

June 2, 1965 McAlester, Oklahoma Nannie Doss, known by various names including “The Giggling Granny,” dies in prison Doss was a Blackwidow, killing her husbands both for insurance money and to search “for the perfect mate, the real romance of life.” She elaborated by stating her actions were inspired by romance novels and the pursuit… Continue reading Serial killer “The Giggling Granny” dies in prison