Executions · Italy · Religion

Four men executed for allegedly murdering and beheading child for ritual

June 21, 1475 Trent, Prince-Bishopric of Trent (modern-day Trento, Italy) Four Jews are burned at the stake or beheaded for the alleged murder of a 2-year-old Christian boy The boy, Simon of Trent, was supposedly found in the cellar of a Jewish family's house. However, another account mentions Simon’s body being discovered in a ditch.… Continue reading Four men executed for allegedly murdering and beheading child for ritual

Crime Scene Photography · Mississippi · Racially Motivated

Three civil rights activists murdered by white supremacists

June 21, 1964 Philadelphia, Mississippi Three civil rights workers are murdered by white supremacists The activists (pictured left to right: Andrew Goodman, James Earl Chaney, and Michael Henry Schwerner) had visited Meridian, Mississippi to speak with members of a recently burned church, and were on a campaign to encourage the black community to vote. The… Continue reading Three civil rights activists murdered by white supremacists

Connecticut · Newspaper clippings

Man kicks wife, throws children from cliff in front of a crowd of horrified spectators

June 21, 1930 New Haven, Connecticut A man throws his wife and four children from a cliff before jumping to his own death Raymond Sprang had been confined to the veteran’s hospital after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder (at the time referred to as “manic depression”). He escaped but explained to his family he had… Continue reading Man kicks wife, throws children from cliff in front of a crowd of horrified spectators