Illinois · Racially Motivated

The beginning of the Chicago Race Riot (1919)

July 27, 1919 Chicago, Illinois The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 begins, leaving 38 dead and over 500 injured and 1000 homeless by the time the riot ends on August 3 The riots were sparked when a black teen drowned after being stoned by white youths for violating an unofficial segregation at a Lake Michigan… Continue reading The beginning of the Chicago Race Riot (1919)

California · Disasters

Two children drown while playing at dam

July 27, 1947 Hansen Dam, Los Angeles, California Siblings Patricia and Raymond Thomas accidentally drown during a family picnic trip Patricia (6) and Raymond (9) were allowed by their father, John M. Thomas, to wade in the water after testing the depth. While the children played, the parents and other relatives prepared lunch and called… Continue reading Two children drown while playing at dam

Florida

The abduction and murder of Adam Walsh

July 27, 1981 Hollywood, Florida 6-year-old Adam Walsh is abducted outside a shopping center and murdered Adam and his mother had been shopping together at a store, but separated while she continued to shop and he played games on an Atari with other boys. When his mother returned, Adam was gone. It was determined later… Continue reading The abduction and murder of Adam Walsh

Executions · Famous Last Words · Indiana

FLW: let’s get on with the killing

Famous Last Words Kevin Conner Indiana July 27, 2005 “Everybody has to die sometime, so... let’s get on with the killing.” Conner was executed for the deaths of three of his friends in 1988. According to testimony, Conner and 3 friends — Steve Wentland, Tony Moore, and Bruce Voge — were drinking at Moore's home.… Continue reading FLW: let’s get on with the killing

Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: July 27

Birthdays:Donnie Yen (July 27, 1963), who starred in Satan Returns (1996) and Blade II (2002). Cliff Curtis (July 27, 1968), who starred in Deep Rising (1998), Virus (1999), Fracture (2007), and “Fear the Walking Dead”. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (July 27, 1970), who starred in Nightwatch (1994), Angel of the Night (1998), Mama (2013), and “Game of… Continue reading Today in Horror History: July 27