Tiananmen Square Massacre

June 4, 1989 Beijing, China Chinese troops kill pro-democracy protestors at Tiananmen Square The protestors, primarily students, gathered in Beijing to call for the resignation of Chinese Communist Party leaders. After weeks of protests, the Chinese government sent in troops and tanks to disperse the protestors, shooting or running over the demonstrators who in turn…

Teens murder woman, blame incident on violence on TV

June 4, 1977 Miami Beach, Florida Two teens kill an elderly neighbor after she finds them burglarizing her home The boys, Ronney Zamora (15) and Darrell Agrella (14), had entered the home of Elinor Haggart (82) to steal money. When she discovered them, they tied her up and talked with her for an hour and…

Failing student kills teacher, self (bonus: man has remnant of knife removed 4 years after being stabbed)

June 4, 1936 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania A student shoots his professor after failing an exam, then shoots himself Engineering student Wesley Clow had recently failed an exam and was asking his professor, Charles Phy, about taking a makeup exam. As Prof. Phy detailed the steps needed, Clow reportedly interrupted by saying “Well —“ then shot Phy.…