June 10, 1896 London, England Amelia Dyer is hanged for the murder of a 4-month-old girl Dyer was a "baby farmer," a term used for those who took in infants and toddlers whose parents could not afford to keep them, or who were unwed and did not want to face social disgrace. Some baby farmers… Continue reading “Baby farmer” hanged for murder of 4-month-old in her care
June 10, 1999 Merseyside, England Jon Desborough dies of complications after being impaled through the eye with a javelin Desborough, a physical education teacher at Liverpool College, slipped while retrieving a javelin. The fall caused his head to impact the blunt end of the javelin, sending it though his eye socket and causing severe brain… Continue reading Man dies 3 weeks after being impaled through eye socket with javelin
June 10, 1838 Near Bingara, New South Wales, Australia Approximately 35 Australian Aboriginals of the Wirrayaraay are massacred by a group of colonial settlers The group of indigenous people had been camping peacefully at a European station who offered them protection from marauders when the Wirrayaraay were targeted by a group of stockmen who had… Continue reading The Wirrayaraay massacre
Famous Last Words Alexander the Great Babylon (modern-day Iraq) June 10, 323 B.C. “To the strongest!” Alexander the Great's day of death has been recorded as either June 10 or 11, and the reason for his death have been disputed. Many theories as to how the mighty military leader and king may have died, from… Continue reading FLW: To the strongest!