Disasters · Graves · New York

Boy killed on birthday to avoid a kiss

February 15, 1909 New York, New York George Spencer Millet dies at the age of 15 while avoiding being kissed at his work George had been well liked amongst his female counterparts for his "gentlemanly ways.” When it was discovered it was his 15th birthday, the girls decided to each kiss him 15 times. During… Continue reading Boy killed on birthday to avoid a kiss

Disasters · New York

Boxer’s unusual death in the ring

February 10, 1933 New York, New York Ernie Schaff is fatally injured during a boxing match with Primo Carnera In 1932, Schaff had been injured during a match with Max Baer which left him with headaches from that point on, and those around him believed he may have had brain damage. On February 10, 1933,… Continue reading Boxer’s unusual death in the ring

Disasters · Japan

Suicidal pilot crashes plane, kills 24

February 9, 1982 Tokyo Bay, Japan Seiji Katagiri, pilot of Japan Air Lines Flight 350, intentionally crashes the plane in Tokyo Bay, killing 24 on board Katagiri had allegedly been suicidal when he sabotaged the plane by engaging 2 of its engine thrust-reversers in flight. The plane's First Officer and First Engineer attempted to restrain… Continue reading Suicidal pilot crashes plane, kills 24