The death of Billy the Kid

July 14, 1881 Fort Sumner, New Mexico territory Henry McCarty, alias William H. Bonney, alias Billy the Kid, is shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garret while attempting to evade capture Billy was an American outlaw and gunfighter who allegedly had killed 8 men before his own death. In 1878, Billy and others in a…

Man kills 8 nursing students in their dorm

July 14, 1966 Chicago, Illinois Richard Speck kills 8 nursing students in their dormitory, leaving a sole survivor who escaped by hiding under a bed The nurses were raped, tortured, and killed by being strangled or stabbed. The victims were: Gloria Davy (22): strangled with strips of a bed sheet Patricia Matusek (20): punched in…

Man dies from eating library paste

July 14, 1908 Goldfield, Nevada An unknown man dies after eating library paste Little is known about the man, though the county physician found he was “nearly starved” when he ate the contents of a jar of library paste. The paste was primarily comprised of water and either flour or starch, which may have prompted…