Australia · Crime Scene Photography · Disasters

A fire on an amusement park ride claims the lives of 6 children and 1 adult

June 9, 1979 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia A fire consumes the ghost train ride at Luna Park Sydney, killing 7 The ride, which was constructed in 1931, was understaffed and had inadequate fire prevention systems. These unaddressed concerns led to the complete destruction of the ride. Approximately 35 people were on the ride at… Continue reading A fire on an amusement park ride claims the lives of 6 children and 1 adult

Massachusetts · Newspaper clippings

Man who compared family to “noose around his neck” kills five of his six children, his wife, and himself

June 9, 1973 Boston, Massachusetts George O’Leary shoots and kills 5 of his children and his wife before taking a lethal overdose of drugs O’Leary shot five of his children — George Jr. (13), Colleen (11), Kathleen (10), and twins Michael and Melinda (8) — as well as his wife Thelma with a .38 caliber… Continue reading Man who compared family to “noose around his neck” kills five of his six children, his wife, and himself

Executions · Famous Last Words · Kentucky

FLW: warning sinners to beware of doing evil

Famous Last Words Bob Brown Mayfield, Kentucky June 9, 1893 “I am prepared to meet my God and I warn all sinners to beware of doing evil.” Brown was hanged for the murder of Albert Colley (alt. spelling: Cooley, Kolly) at a “house of ill repute.” Colley was told by the proprietress and Brown’s lover,… Continue reading FLW: warning sinners to beware of doing evil