New York

Woman stabs MLK in failed assassination attempt

September 20, 1958 Harlem, Manhattan, New York Izola Curry stabs Martin Luther King Jr. with a letter opener during a book signing Curry, who later stated she believed King was a communist who was spying on her, approached King during the book signing. She asked if he was Martin Luther King and, when he confirmed… Continue reading Woman stabs MLK in failed assassination attempt

Minnesota · Newspaper clippings

Woman tied to a tree, raped, shot in face, and left to die

September 20, 1916 Good Hope Township, Minnesota School teacher Olga Dahl is raped, shot twice in the face, and left for dead According to an interview with Dahl’s children by the Itasca County Historical Society, Dahl had seen her assailant the day before the attack, staring at her as she ate her breakfast, though she… Continue reading Woman tied to a tree, raped, shot in face, and left to die

Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: September 20

Birthdays: William Finley (September 20, 1940 - April 14, 2012), who starred in Sisters (1973), Eaten Alive (1976), The Fury (1978), The Funhouse (1981), Silent Rage (1982), Night Terrors (1993), “Tales from the Crypt” (episode: Till Death Do Us Part), “Masters of Horror” (episode: Sick Girl), and The Black Dahlia (2006). Finley (left) in Silent… Continue reading Today in Horror History: September 20