August 12, 1984 Tallahassee, Florida Jeanne Bickner is kidnapped, tied to a tree, and set on fire Bickner had met Joe Elton Nixon in a mall parking lot when he asked for help jumpstarting his car. When they were unsuccessful, Bickner offered Nixon a ride home. During the trip, Nixon forced Bickner to a remote… Continue reading Woman abducted, restrained, and set on fire after robbery
August 12, 1933 Kansas City, Missouri Gangsters Sam Scola and Gus Fasone are shot and killed after a sheriff happened upon the two shooting bootlegger and rival mobster Ferris Anthon The group was involved with a gangland dispute when Sheriff Thomas Bash noticed the confrontation and remarked to his companions “it looks like we’re running… Continue reading Sheriff kills two gangsters after they kill rival
August 12, 1944 Sant'Anna di Stazzema, Tuscany, Italy Nazis murder 560 locals and refugees, including 130 children In the span of 3 hours, the 16th SS Panzergrenadier Division rounded up all locals, locking them in barns or stables. They then took groups of captives to shoot with machine guns or at point-blank range, or brought… Continue reading The Sant’Anna di Stazzema massacre
From The Daily Notes (Canonsburg, Pennsylvania) Published August 12, 1931 An unnamed teenage girl with a history of self-mutilation (she had previously pulled out three of her own teeth) tore both of her eyes from their sockets. I attempted to find out more information about her name or other incidents but without luck.
Birthdays:Casey Affleck (August 12, 1975), who starred in Soul Survivors (2001), The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), The Killer Inside Me (2010), ParaNorman (2012), and A Ghost Story (2017). Electra Avellan (August 12, 1986), who starred in Death Proof (2007), Planet Terror (2007), The Black Waters of Echo’s Pond (2009),… Continue reading Today in Horror History: August 12