Georgia · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man bludgeons wife, children before going on a shooting spree

July 29, 1999 Stockbridge, Georgia Mark Barton goes on a shooting spree at two day trading firms and kills himself, leaving a note explaining the bludgeoning murders of his family the two days before Barton had lost a substantial amount of money — $105,000 — in internet trading and was distraught, which was the motive… Continue reading Man bludgeons wife, children before going on a shooting spree

New Jersey

Megan Kanka, namesake for Megan’s Law, is murdered

July 29, 1994 Hamilton Township, New Jersey 7-year-old Megan Kanka is abducted, raped, and murdered by twice-convicted sex offender Jesse Timmendequas Timmendequas had previously pleaded guilty to the attempted sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl in 1979 and the sexual assault of a 7-year-old girl in 1981; the second victim was choked until she was… Continue reading Megan Kanka, namesake for Megan’s Law, is murdered

Executions · Germany · Religion

Family tortured, burned at stake

July 29, 1600 Bavaria, Germany The Pappenheimer family is accused of witchcraft, tortured extensively, and burned at the stake The 17th century was not a kind time to any accused of witchcraft, but the Pappenheimers stand out for the amount of detail in their torture and deaths that have survived the centuries. Anna, the family… Continue reading Family tortured, burned at stake

Executions · Famous Last Words · Political · Sweden

FLW: his first time being beheaded

Famous Last Words Alexander Blackwell Sweden July 29, 1747 Blackwell, a Scottish-born adventurer, was executed for conspiracy in Sweden, accused of attempting to tamper with the Swedish line of succession. He proclaimed his innocence on the scaffold then laid his head the wrong way on the chopping block. When his error was pointed out he… Continue reading FLW: his first time being beheaded

Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: July 29

Birthdays:Kevin Spirtas (July 29, 1962), who starred in The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984), Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988), Bloodstone: Subspecies II (1993), Bloodlust: Subspecies III (1994), Apt Pupil (1998), Horror High (2007), Albino Farm (2009), and Blood Bound (2017). Wil Wheaton (July 29, 1972), known now for being the… Continue reading Today in Horror History: July 29