Massachusetts · Racially Motivated

Woman forced by 6 teens to douse self with gasoline and is set on fire

October 2, 1973 Boston, Massachusetts Evelyn Wagler is forced by six teens to drench herself in gasoline and is lit on fire Wagler’s car had stalled on the evening of October 2. She grabbed a gas can and walked approximately 15 minutes to a gas station. On her return trip, she was attacked by a… Continue reading Woman forced by 6 teens to douse self with gasoline and is set on fire

Executions · Famous Last Words · New York · Political

FLW: accepts his death, but not the manner

Famous Last Words Major John André Tappan, New York October 2, 1780 “I am reconciled to my death, but I detest the mode.” Maj. André was hanged for as a spy for assisting Major General Benedict Arnold in his attempt to surrender to the British. He requested to be executed by firing squad, believing it… Continue reading FLW: accepts his death, but not the manner

Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: October 2

Birthdays: Moses Gunn (October 2, 1929 - December 16, 1993), who starred in Amityville II: The Possession (1982), Firestarter (1984), Bates Motel (1987), and “Tales from the Crypt” (episode: Fitting Punisment). Gunn (left) with James Olsen in Amityville II: The Possession Lew Temple (October 2, 1967), a former minor league baseball player who began his… Continue reading Today in Horror History: October 2