Japan · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man stabs dozens of disabled patients in hospital

July 26, 2016 Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan Satoshi Uematsu (植松 聖), 26, breaks into a care home for disabled people, ties up the staff, and goes from room to room stabbing residents in the neck as they sleep, killing 19 and wounding 26 Uematsu, who had previously worked at the care home, claimed the motive behind… Continue reading Man stabs dozens of disabled patients in hospital

Graves · Pennsylvania · School Violence

One adult and 10 children murdered in their school during Pontiac’s War

July 26, 1764 Province of Pennsylvania (near present-day Greencastle, Pennsylvania) Four Lenape warriors attack a schoolhouse leaving 10 dead, two wounded, and four taken as prisoners The attack on Enoch Brown and his students occurred during Pontiac’s War (1763-1766) in which several Native tribes banded together to force European forces from their land. On July… Continue reading One adult and 10 children murdered in their school during Pontiac’s War

Executions · Germany

Man executed for preying on women during the blackouts from World War II

July 26, 1941 Berlin, Germany German serial killer and rapist Paul Ogorzow is executed Ogorzow worked for the railway system, and took advantage of blackouts during Allied bombings to carry out his crimes. Early attacks were primarily focused on wives of men serving in the war. He would bludgeon, strangle, or threaten his victims with… Continue reading Man executed for preying on women during the blackouts from World War II

Graves · Wisconsin

The death of murderer and grave robber Ed Gein

July 26, 1984 Wisconsin, United States Notorious murderer and body snatcher Ed Gein dies at the age of 77 from respiratory and heart failure Gein confessed to the murders of two women as well as the grizzly hobby of turning the bones and skin of the deceased into macabre souvenirs. Some of these trophies included:… Continue reading The death of murderer and grave robber Ed Gein

Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: July 26

Birthdays:Aldous Huxley (July 26, 1894 - November 22, 1963), the author of The Devil’s of Loudun and Brave New World. Stanley Kubrick (July 26, 1928 - March 7, 1999), who wrote and directed 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), A Clockwork Orange (1971), The Shining (1980), and Full Metal Jacket (1987). Sandra Bullock (July 26, 1964),… Continue reading Today in Horror History: July 26