Executions · Illinois

Teen executed for shooting police officer in back of head while in squad car

October 29, 1926 Chicago, Illinois 19-year-old Richard Evans (pictured) is hanged for killing a police officer after he and a friend were pulled over for speeding On March 27, 1926, officer Edward Finnegan (27) pulled over Evans and his friend Otto Hacker who were speeding and intoxicated. At the time, it was not protocol to… Continue reading Teen executed for shooting police officer in back of head while in squad car

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Today in Horror History: October 29

Birthdays: Richard Dreyfuss (October 29, 1947), who starred in Jaws (1975), The Sentinel (1977; cameo), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Silent Fall (1994), Poseidon (2006), Piranha 3D (2010), and Coma (2012). Dreyfuss in Jaws Winona Ryder (October 29, 1971), who starred in Beetlejuice (1988), Heathers (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992),… Continue reading Today in Horror History: October 29