Graves · Kentucky · Newspaper clippings

Premature infant abandoned on porch

July 8, 1954 Henderson, Kentucky A premature infant is abandoned on a porch The newborn weighted only 2.5 lbs when she was found crying "like a kitten's whining" on a woman's porch. Doctors placed her in an incubator and police promised not to hold the mother accountable should she come forward within 24 hours to… Continue reading Premature infant abandoned on porch

Canada · Newspaper clippings

Two boys kill another to make flying potion from victim’s fat

July 8, 1993 La Ronge, Saskatchewan, Canada Sandy Charles (14) and an unnamed accomplice beat and slash the neck of Johnathan Thimpsen (7), and cut strips of his flesh believing they will be able to fly According to Charles, he had watched the movies Warlock and its sequel Warlock: The Armageddon approximately 10 times preceding… Continue reading Two boys kill another to make flying potion from victim’s fat

Alaska · Graves

Man shot and killed after stealing miner’s gold

July 8, 1898 Skagway, Alaska Jefferson "Soapy" Smith is shot and killed after conning a miner out of his gold Smith, a con-man, gangster, and saloon proprietor, had convinced a miner to play a classic con-game of three-card monte. Smith managed to swindle the miner out of $2700 (approximately $80,000 today) of gold which the… Continue reading Man shot and killed after stealing miner’s gold

California · Disasters · Workplace Violence

Teenager crushed to death while working at Disneyland

July 8, 1974 Anaheim, California 18-year-old Deborah “Debbi” Stone is crushed by an attraction while working at Disneyland Disneyland had recently renovated an attraction called Carousel of Progress changing it to America Sings, featuring animatronics that “sang” Americana songs such as Yankee Doodle. The attraction was comprised of a stationary, inner theater which housed the… Continue reading Teenager crushed to death while working at Disneyland