New York · Political

American forefather Alexander Hamilton dies of injuries following a duel

July 12, 1804 Greenwich Village, New York Alexander Hamilton dies a day after his fateful duel with Aaron Burr Hamilton had insulted Burr, leading Burr to insist upon a duel for his honor. Hamilton, feeling duels went against his religious convictions, did not wish to participate but also felt he had no choice in the… Continue reading American forefather Alexander Hamilton dies of injuries following a duel

Crime Scene Photography · New York

Carmine “The Cigar” Galante is assassinated at a restaurant

July 12, 1979 Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York Mob boss Carmine “The Cigar” Galante is gunned down as he eats at a restaurant Galante had recently brought the ire of other crime families following an attempt to usurp the narcotics market. Despite knowing the anger directed toward him, Galante reportedly stated “No one will ever kill… Continue reading Carmine “The Cigar” Galante is assassinated at a restaurant

Executions · Famous Last Words · Ohio

FLW: let’s do it (round 2)

Famous Last Words Rocky Barton Ohio July 12, 2006 “As Gary Gilmore said, ‘let’s do it.’” Barton had killed his wife during a domestic dispute as she was attempting to move her possessions out of their home. His wife was shot in the shoulder and the back while Barton’s uncle and 17-year-old daughter watched. Barton… Continue reading FLW: let’s do it (round 2)

Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: July 12

Birthdays:Tod Browning (July 12, 1880 - October 6, 1962), legendary director of London After Midnight (1927), Dracula (1931), Freaks (1932), Mark of the Vampire (1935), The Devil-Doll (1936) and more. Edwin Neal (July 12, 1945), actor who appeared in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), Future-Kill (1985), My Boyfriend’s Back (1995), Zombiegeddon (2003), Butcher Boys (2012),… Continue reading Today in Horror History: July 12