Texas

Family of 5, including 3 children, murdered over perceived theft

April 24, 1999 Texas Ronald Jeffrey Prible, Jr. kills a family of five Prible and his best friend/partner in crime Steve Herrera had allegedly robbed banks and dealt drugs to open a topless club, but had a falling out when Prible accused Herrera of stealing $250,000. Around 2 o'clock in the morning of April 24,… Continue reading Family of 5, including 3 children, murdered over perceived theft

Massacres/Mass Murder · Political · Turkey

The beginning of the Armenian genocide

April 24, 1915 Ottoman Empire The Armenian genocide begins with the gathering, arrest, and deportation of between 235 - 270 community leaders and intellectuals, the majority of whom are later murdered, ending in 1923 with approximately 1.5 million deaths Though Armenians were largely targeted by the Ottoman Empire, other groups were selected as well, including… Continue reading The beginning of the Armenian genocide

Executions · Famous Last Words · Ohio

FLW: executions are not a deterrent

Famous Last Words James Filiaggi Ohio April 24, 2007 "I know I flipped some worlds upside down. For me, it's fine, but the state needs to learn this ain't the answer. This is no deterrent to crime. Some are falsely convicted, railroaded. The state needs to wake up. Maybe they will follow the Europeans. God… Continue reading FLW: executions are not a deterrent

Today in Horror History

Happy birthday, William Castle

Happy birthday, William Castle Born April 24, 1914 Castle was known for his horror movie gimmicks, drawing in crowds by utilizing various interactive techniques. In The Tingler, the monster would attempt to crawl up a potential host’s spine, creating a tingly sensation. The only remedy was to yell to make The Tingler flee. Castle rigged… Continue reading Happy birthday, William Castle