Rufus Buck and his gang are hanged for rape

July 1, 1896 Fort Smith, Arkansas Rufus Buck, leader of the Rufus Buck Gang, is hanged along with the 4 other members of the gang for the gang-rape of a woman in front of her husband and children The Rufus Buck Gang were only together for 13 days, but during that time they robbed, murdered,…

Crime boss Frankie Yale murdered

July 1, 1928 Brooklyn, New York Crime boss Frankie Yale (born Francesco Ioele) is murdered as he drives home Directly before his death, Yale received a phone from an anonymous caller claiming Yale’s wife, Lucy, was in trouble. Yale rushed home in his new car which had been outfitted with armored plating. It did not,…

Four on the floor: the Wonderland murders

July 1, 1981 Los Angeles, California Four people are beaten to death with a hammer and a metal pipe while another is seriously injured The attack was on several members of the Wonderland Gang, a group of cocaine dealers. The gang had been involved in the home invasion and robbery of the home of Eddie…