California · Newspaper clippings

Girl acquitted of killing rats with boiling water

From the San Francisco Call Published October 10, 1900 A teenage girl was found not guilty of animal cruelty after she poured boiling water on rats to kill them. The rats had been killing Belgian hares and pigeons Alice Carranza (between 15 and 17, pictured) kept as pets, and to exterminate the rodents, she caged… Continue reading Girl acquitted of killing rats with boiling water

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Today in Horror History: October 10

Birthdays: Ed Wood, Jr. (October 10, 1924 - December 10, 1978), nicknamed “The World’s Worst Director,” directed and wrote Bride of the Monster (1955), Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959), and Night of the Ghouls (1959). He was also the titular character of Tim Burton’s Ed Wood (1994), played by Johnny Depp. Ed Wood Chiaki… Continue reading Today in Horror History: October 10