New Zealand

Woman stabbed to death by man who kidnapped, assaulted her previously

November 7, 2011 Hillcrest, Auckland, New Zealand 18-year-old Christie Marceau is murdered by former classmate Akshay Chand who had previously kidnapped and assaulted her Chand and Christie had attended primary school together and reconnected after working at the same supermarket. In September 2011, Chand called Christie and threatened to “hurt himself” unless she came to… Continue reading Woman stabbed to death by man who kidnapped, assaulted her previously

New York

The departure of the ill-fated Mary Celeste

November 7, 1872 New York, New York The Mary Celeste departs; the eleven people onboard are never seen again The Mary Celeste was found adrift less than a month after her departure on December 5, between the Azores and the coast of Portugal. A ship spotting her saw no sign of a captain or crew… Continue reading The departure of the ill-fated Mary Celeste

Disasters · Washington

The collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge

November 7, 1940 Tacoma Narrows straight, Washington The Tacoma Narrows Bride collapses due to structural failure following high gusts of winds The bridge, nicknamed Galloping Gertie due to its intense movement during windy conditions even before its collapse, was a suspension bridge nearly 6,000 feet (more than 1800 meters) in length making it the third… Continue reading The collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge

Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: November 7

Birthdays: Earl Boen (November 7, 1945), who starred in The Terminator franchise (movies 1-3), Annihilator (1986), Chopper Chicks in Zombietown (1989), “Tales from the Crypt” (episode: Dead Right), “The Addams Family” (1992-1993), The Companion (1994), The Dentist (1996), Within the Rock (1996), Blood Omen II: Legacy of Kain, Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, and Fallout: Brotherhood… Continue reading Today in Horror History: November 7