Ship capsized while docked, kills 844

July 24, 1915 Chicago, Illinois The S.S. Eastland capsizes while docked, killing 844 passengers and crew The ship had recently complied to the Seamen's Act which, following the disaster of the Titanic three years before, required passenger vehicles to increase their number of lifeboats. This caused the ship, which was already top-heavy, to become severely…

FLW: dying to get out of here

Famous Last Words Christopher Scott Emmett Virginia July 24, 2008 “Tell my family and friends I love them, tell the Governor he just lost my vote. Y’all hurry this along, I'm dying to get out of here.” Emmett was executed by lethal injection for the murder of a co-worker and roommate, John F. Langley. Langley…

Today in Horror History: July 24

Birthdays:Chris Sarandon (July 24, 1942), who starred in The Sentinel (1977), Fright Night (1985), Child’s Play (1988), Whispers (1990), The Resurrected (1991), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), “The Outer Limits” (episode: Corner of the Eye), Bordello of Blood (1996), The Vampyre Wars (1996), “Perversions of Science” (episode: Panic), Let the Devil Wear Black (1999), Reaper…