Massacres/Mass Murder · Texas

Man murders three children, injures their mother and three other adults after being accused of molesting one of the murdered victims

July 30, 1995 Fort Worth, Texas After being accused of molesting a 6-year-old, John Wheat shoots the accuser’s family and others in their apartment complex Wheat had been asked by Angie Anderson to watch her two older children, Edwardo Ochoa (7) and Ashley Ochoa (6), while she went to work. She also asked another neighbor… Continue reading Man murders three children, injures their mother and three other adults after being accused of molesting one of the murdered victims

International/Multi-national

The sinking of the USS Indianapolis

July 30, 1945 Pacific Ocean The USS Indianapolis is torpedoed by a Japanese submarine; the survivors endure four days of shark attacks and other perils After the Indianapolis was torpedoed, approximately 300 of the ship’s 1,196 crew went down with her. The remaining survivors endured exposure, dehydration, saltwater poisoning, and shark attacks. Only 321 survived… Continue reading The sinking of the USS Indianapolis

Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: July 30

Birthdays:Action movie staple Arnold Schwarzenegger (July 30, 1947), also starred in various horror and sci fi movies including the Conan movies, the Terminator movies, Predator (1987), The Running Man (1987), Total Recall (1990), End of Days (1999), The 6th Day (2000), and Maggie (2015). He also directed and made a cameo appearance in the “Tales… Continue reading Today in Horror History: July 30

Czech Republic · Political · Religion

During religious tensions, several council members are thrown from a window

July 30, 1419 Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia (present-day Czech Republic) Hussite leaders throw town council members from a window The Hussites were a pre-Protestant Christian denomination following the teachings of Jan Hus. The Hussites and Catholics disagreed on some key tenets of faith; in particular, the Hussites believed everyone, not just the clergy, should be… Continue reading During religious tensions, several council members are thrown from a window

Canada

Man murders, decapitates, cannibalizes fellow passenger on bus

July 30, 2008 Manitoba, Canada Vince Weiguang Li stabs, beheads, and cannibalizes Tim McLean (22) in a bus McLean had taken a seat near the back of the bus while Li originally sat near the front. Li moved to the back to sit next to McLean whose head was resting against the window pane and… Continue reading Man murders, decapitates, cannibalizes fellow passenger on bus