Vintage crime collection: 9 stories of misfortune

July 18, 1890 The Carolina Banner (Tarboro, North Carolina) runs an article with several tidbits of various misfortunes The article was too long to replicate without compression issues. Instead, here are some of the more interesting bits quoted from the newspaper. Any additional information I could find is added in parentheses. As the stories are…

Today in Horror History: July 18

Birthdays:Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (July 18, 1929 - February 12, 2000), one of the pioneers of shock rock, and singer/songwriter of “I Put A Spell on You.” James Brolin (July 18, 1940) who starred in The Boston Strangler (1968), Westworld (1973), The Car (1977), The Amityville Horror (1979), and The Haunted Sea (1997). Vin Diesel (July…