Crime Scene Photography · France

Man murders, rapes, cannibalizes classmate (graphic)

June 11, 1981 Paris, France Issei Sagawa (佐川 一政) murders a classmate, rapes her corpse, and cannibalizes parts of her body Sagawa (32) had described himself as short (he was 4’9”), weak, and ugly. He believed if he ate the body of someone beautiful and tall, he would gain these characteristics. To this end, he… Continue reading Man murders, rapes, cannibalizes classmate (graphic)

Executions · Ohio · Political

The prolonged torture/execution of Col. William Crawford

June 11, 1782 Near the Sandusky River, Illinois Country, New France (modern day Wyandot County, Ohio) Col. William Crawford is executed by the Delaware Natives Col. Crawford's execution was in retaliation for the Gnadenhütten massacre in March of 1782 which claimed the lives of 96 non-combative, Christian-convert Delaware Natives. What makes the execution especially notable… Continue reading The prolonged torture/execution of Col. William Crawford

Political · Religion · Vietnam

Monk sets self on fire in protest

June 11, 1963 Saigon, South Vietnam Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức sets himself on fire in protest of a lack of religious freedom and the persecution of Buddhists in South Vietnam President Ngô Đình Diệm, a Roman Catholic, was within the religious minority of South Vietnam. President Diệm granted favors to Catholics, including land and… Continue reading Monk sets self on fire in protest