March 18, 1845 Fort Wayne, Indiana John Chapman, known as the folklore hero Johnny Appleseed, dies at 70 Chapman is best remembered for introducing apples to the frontier, including large areas in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania. Additionally, he was a missionary, conservationist, and environmentalist. He never married and became a vegetarian in the later… Continue reading The grave of Johnny Appleseed
March 15, 1937 Providence, Rhode Island Legendary horror/science fiction/dark fantasy author H.P. Lovecraft dies at 46 from malnutrition and cancer of the small intestine A headstone was commissioned by fans in 1977, and those dedicated will make annual pilgrimages to his headstone for the anniversaries of Lovecraft's birth and death.
From The Courier-Journal (Louisville KY) Published March 10, 1895 An article is published concerning the grave of a 9-year-old girl whose full name was carved into her headstone: Henry Ritter Emma Ritter Dema Ritter Sweet Potato Cream A. Tartar Caroline Ostic, Daughter of Bob and Snakey Catlen. Born at Social Circle, 1843. Died at Wetumpka,… Continue reading The grave of Henry Ritter Emma Ritter Dema Ritter Sweet Potato Cream A. Tartar Caroline Ostic
March 3, 2017 Tuam, Ireland The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation announces a “significant” amount of human remains had been found at the Mother and Baby Home, a closed home for unwed mothers and their children The Catholic-run Mother and Baby Home operated between 1925 and 1961, taking in unwed mothers and their… Continue reading Investigation team announces the discovery of a “significant” number of human child remains at non-operational home for unwed mothers
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