Pennsylvania

Colorized photograph of some of the victims of the Battle of Gettysburg

July 1, 1863 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania The Battle of Gettysburg begins The Battle of Gettysburg had the largest number of casualties during the American Civil War, and is often called the turning point of the war. The Union suffered 23,049 casualties and injuries while the Confederates suffered approximately 23,000 to 28,000. This image, from the Library… Continue reading Colorized photograph of some of the victims of the Battle of Gettysburg

Arkansas · Executions

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,… Continue reading Rufus Buck and his gang are hanged for rape

Crime Scene Photography · New York

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,… Continue reading Crime boss Frankie Yale murdered

California · Crime Scene Photography

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… Continue reading Four on the floor: the Wonderland murders