China · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man angry about a clerical error responsible for lack of benefits sets self, bus on fire

June 7, 2013 Xiamen, Fujian, China Chen Shuizong (陈水总) sets fire to a bus, killing 47 including himself, hospitalizing 34, and seriously injuring 15 Chen, according to a suicide note left in his home, was angry at his life, specifically regarding the government's refusal to correct an error and give him social security insurance benefits.… Continue reading Man angry about a clerical error responsible for lack of benefits sets self, bus on fire

California · Serial Killers

Richard Ramírez dies in prison

June 7, 2013 Greenbrae, California Serial killer Richard Ramírez dies of lymphoma in prison Ramírez, known as “The Night Stalker” among other pseudonyms, was convicted of 14 burglaries, 13 murders, 11 sexual assaults, and 5 attempted murders occurring between 1984 and 1985. He spent 23 years, nearly half his life, on death row before dying… Continue reading Richard Ramírez dies in prison

Disasters · Wyoming

Man accidentally falls into a “superheated, acidic mud pot” in Yellowstone

June 7, 2016 Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Colin Scott (23) slips into a boiling, acidic spring Colin and his sister Sable deviated from a boardwalk into an area not intended for visitors. While near a “superheated, acidic mud pot,” Colin lost his footing and fell in. Stable attempted to call for help and injured herself… Continue reading Man accidentally falls into a “superheated, acidic mud pot” in Yellowstone