Sheriff kills two gangsters after they kill rival

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…

The Sant’Anna di Stazzema massacre

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…

Today in Horror History: August 12

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),…