Executions · Florida · Newspaper clippings

Man executed for the torture and murder of his 9-year-old daughter

September 7, 1984 Florida Ernest John Dobbert Jr. is executed for the torture and death of his 9-year-old daughter Dobbert’s father had employed corporal punishment on his children as a means of discipline, a tactic he had learned from his own father. In turn, Dobbert would beat his own children to “keep them in line.”… Continue reading Man executed for the torture and murder of his 9-year-old daughter

England · Newspaper clippings

Man assassinated by poisoned umbrella

September 7, 1978 London, England Georgi Ivanov Markov (Георги Иванов Марков) is struck in the leg with a poisoned pellet, leading to his death four days later Markov had defected from his home, the People’s Republic of Bulgaria, and became an outspoken critic of the country’s regime. On September 7, as he walked across Waterloo… Continue reading Man assassinated by poisoned umbrella

Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: September 7

Birthdays: Self-professed demonologist Ed Warren (September 7, 1926 - August 23, 2006), whose psychic research with his wife Lorraine was the inspiration behind The Haunting in Connecticut (2009) and The Conjuring (2013) as well as The Conjuring’s spinoffs Annabelle (2014) and The Nun (2018). Ed and Lorraine Warren The legendary Dario Argento (September 7, 1940),… Continue reading Today in Horror History: September 7