Racially Motivated · South Carolina

George Stinney Jr.: youngest person executed in the 20th century in the US

June 16, 1944 Columbia, South Carolina George Stinney Jr. is executed by electrocution at the age of 14, becoming the youngest executed criminal in the 20th Century in the United States Stinney was convicted of the deaths of two girls, ages 8 and 11. The girls had been beaten to death with a piece of… Continue reading George Stinney Jr.: youngest person executed in the 20th century in the US

England · Political

The suicide of shock rocker and politician Screaming Lord Sutch

June 16, 1999 London, England Screaming Lord Sutch, born David Edward Sutch, hangs himself after losing a battle with depression Sutch was one of the pioneers of shock rock, holding horror-themed concerts dressed as Jack the Ripper, making his entrance by emerging from a coffin and employing the use of prop knives, daggers, skulls, and… Continue reading The suicide of shock rocker and politician Screaming Lord Sutch

Disasters · England

Children eager for toys stampede at theater, causing 183 deaths

June 16, 1883 Sunderland, England Children push passed and over each other to get free toys, killing 183 children between 3 and 14 The children had attended a variety show advertising itself as “the greatest treat for children ever given” and featuring “conjuring, talking waxworks, living marionettes, the great ghost illusion, &c.” for the price… Continue reading Children eager for toys stampede at theater, causing 183 deaths