Australia

Warrior killed, decapitated, and displayed

July 11, 1833 Belhus, Perth, Western Australia Yagan, an Indigenous warrior, is killed and decapitated, his head smoked and put on display as an "anthropological curiosity" Yagan had a bounty placed on him, dead or alive, for killing a white servant. The killing of the servant was an act of retaliation after a different white… Continue reading Warrior killed, decapitated, and displayed

Arizona · Graves

Woman murdered by her lover following a drunken argument

July 11, 1889 Near Tombstone, Arizona Mollie Williams is shot and killed by Frank “Buckskin” Leslie after he drunkenly accuses her of infidelity Leslie and Williams had met while Williams was working at a saloon called the Bird Cage Theatre. At the time, Williams was dating (and/or pimped out by) a different man who was… Continue reading Woman murdered by her lover following a drunken argument

Female Killers · Religion · Ukraine

The death of Saint Olga of Kiev, the ruler who destroyed the tribe who murdered her husband

July 11, 969 Kiev, Kievan Rus’ (modern day Ukraine) Olga of Kiev dies Though most of Olga’s early life is undocumented, she left behind an enduring — though likely embellished — legacy. Her husband, Prince Igor, was killed by the Drevlians, a tribe who had joined with the Rus’ against the Byzantine Empire in exchange… Continue reading The death of Saint Olga of Kiev, the ruler who destroyed the tribe who murdered her husband

New York · Newspaper clippings

Pregnant woman murdered by her lover

July 11, 1906 Big Moose Lake, New York Grace Mae Brown is murdered by her lover and father of her unborn child Brown and her lover, Chester Gillette, nephew of the owner of the Gillette Safety Razor Company, went on a trip together which Gillette insinuated would lead to marriage. However, she packed her entire… Continue reading Pregnant woman murdered by her lover