Fictional history

Fictional History: Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Fictional History August 18, 1973 The events of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre are said to have taken place according to the film's prologue: The film which you are about to see is an account of the tragedy which befell a group of five youths, in particular Sally Hardesty and her invalid brother, Franklin. It is… Continue reading Fictional History: Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Argentina · Executions · Political · Religion

Pregnant woman and the father of her child executed by firing squad to “satisfy religion”

August 18, 1848 San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina 8-months-pregnant Maria Camila O'Gorman Ximénez (20) and her lover Father Ladislao Gutiérrez (24) are executed by a firing squad Father Gutiérrez was a Jesuit priest and his church was the only one within Argentina's Catholic Church to condemn the police state the country was under at the… Continue reading Pregnant woman and the father of her child executed by firing squad to “satisfy religion”

Crime Scene Photography · New York

Stampede caused by counterfeit ferry tickets leaves 3 dead and 60 injured

August 18, 1941 New York The bodies of 2 women are covered after a stampede caused by counterfeit ferry tickets The ferry meant to shuttle the patrons across the Hudson River was only capable of carrying 3,100 people. However, after admitting 1,400 on board it was discovered that nearly 5,000 awaited the journey. Thousands of… Continue reading Stampede caused by counterfeit ferry tickets leaves 3 dead and 60 injured

International/Multi-national · Political

Two men killed, war nearly started after tree trimmed

August 18, 1976 Korean Demilitarized Zone, Korean Peninsula A group of Korean Service Corps personnel from South Korea and a United Nations Command team are attacked by North Korean soldiers after attempting to trim a poplar tree The tree was obscuring the view between a UNC checkpoint and one of its observation posts. A team… Continue reading Two men killed, war nearly started after tree trimmed

Canada · Female Killers

Toddler drugged, strapped to mother’s chest before she jumps into ocean

August 18, 2003 Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Zachary Turner (1) is drugged by his mother and strapped to her chest before she jumps into the Atlantic Ocean Zachary's mother, Shirley Jane Turner, was a suspect in the murder of Zachary's father, Andrew David Bagby, at the time of the murder-suicide. Bagby had… Continue reading Toddler drugged, strapped to mother’s chest before she jumps into ocean