The first of 20 people die from the Donora Smog

October 30, 1948Donora, PennsylvaniaThe first of 20 victims of the Donora smog dies An ominous thick, yellow cloud descended on the town of Donora on October 27, 1948. The mist was comprised of a lethal mixture of carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and metal dust from the nearby zinc plant and steel mill, and was trapped…

Man kills, dismembers wife and sister-in-law in jealous rage

October 27, 1927New Orleans, LouisianaHenry Moity (30) kills his wife and sister-in-law and dismembers their bodies Henry, his brother Joseph (35), Henry’s wife Theresa (25), and Joseph’s wife Leonide (28), shared a home. Also in the home were the three young children of Henry and Theresa. The brothers reportedly “had been having difficulties from their…