Graves · South Dakota

The murder of Wild Bill Hickok

August 2, 1876 Deadwood, Dakota Territory (present day South Dakota) Gunfighter, showman, marshal, and soldier of the American Old West, James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok is killed while playing cards Hickok had apparently insulted Jack McCall the day before his death; McCall had hit a losing streak while playing cards and Hickok suggested McCall quit… Continue reading The murder of Wild Bill Hickok

Arizona · Graves

Young girl’s body found, buried under the name “Little Miss Nobody” when no one claims her

July 31, 1960 Congress, Arizona An unidentified young girl between the ages of 3 and 6 years old is found burned and partially buried The girl, nicknamed "Little Miss Nobody," was found approximately 2 weeks after her death and, despite the fact her body was in a state of advanced decay, her face was considered… Continue reading Young girl’s body found, buried under the name “Little Miss Nobody” when no one claims her

Graves · Pennsylvania · School Violence

One adult and 10 children murdered in their school during Pontiac’s War

July 26, 1764 Province of Pennsylvania (near present-day Greencastle, Pennsylvania) Four Lenape warriors attack a schoolhouse leaving 10 dead, two wounded, and four taken as prisoners The attack on Enoch Brown and his students occurred during Pontiac’s War (1763-1766) in which several Native tribes banded together to force European forces from their land. On July… Continue reading One adult and 10 children murdered in their school during Pontiac’s War

Graves · Wisconsin

The death of murderer and grave robber Ed Gein

July 26, 1984 Wisconsin, United States Notorious murderer and body snatcher Ed Gein dies at the age of 77 from respiratory and heart failure Gein confessed to the murders of two women as well as the grizzly hobby of turning the bones and skin of the deceased into macabre souvenirs. Some of these trophies included:… Continue reading The death of murderer and grave robber Ed Gein

California · Graves

Voice behind “Ducky” in The Land Before Time and her mother killed, set on fire by her father

July 25, 1988 Los Angeles, California 10-year-old Judith Barsi and her mother are shot and killed by Judith’s father during a double murder-suicide Judith, voice actor of Ducky from The Land Before Time and Anne-Marie from All Dogs Go to Heaven, started showing signs of severe mental distress shortly before her murder, including plucking out… Continue reading Voice behind “Ducky” in The Land Before Time and her mother killed, set on fire by her father