England · Massacres/Mass Murder · Political

Suicide bombers kill 56 in four blasts

July 7, 2005 London, England Suicide bombers detonate four bombs — three on underground trains and one on a double-decker bus — killing 56 (including the 4 terrorists) and injuring over 700 The bombs, transported in backpacks, were organic peroxide based, highly explosive compounds that are more difficult to detect than nitrogen-based bombs. Organic peroxide… Continue reading Suicide bombers kill 56 in four blasts

Executions · Famous Last Words · Political · Washington DC

The co-conspirators behind Lincoln’s assassination are executed

July 7, 1865 Washington, DC The co-conspirators behind the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln — and attempted assassination of Secretary of State William Seward and Vice President Andrew Johnson — are executed Those arrested and hanged for assisting John Wilkes Booth were: David Herold George Atzerodt Mary Surratt, owner of the boarding house in which… Continue reading The co-conspirators behind Lincoln’s assassination are executed

Executions · Kentucky

Man executed by hanging before he can bleed to death by self-inflicted stab wound

July 7, 1826 Frankfort, Kentucky Jereboam Beauchamp is executed for murdering a man who denied the parentage of his illegitimate child In 1821, Beauchamp had become smitten with a woman named Anna Cooke who 16 years his senior. At the age of 18, Beauchamp made his intentions known that he wished to marry Cooke. She… Continue reading Man executed by hanging before he can bleed to death by self-inflicted stab wound