Canada · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man murders nine members of family, sparing a single child

August 15, 1967 Shell Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada Victor Ernest Hoffman murders nine members of the Peterson family in a random attack Hoffman had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and was released from a mental health facility — where he was given electric shock therapy and medication — a few weeks before the murders. Hoffman claimed during… Continue reading Man murders nine members of family, sparing a single child

Executions · Italy · Massacres/Mass Murder · Religion

Over 800 men beheaded after refusing to deny their faith

August 14, 1480 Otranto, Italy Following a 15-day siege, 813 men are beheaded for refusing to convert from Christianity to Islam The siege began with Ottoman forces attacking Otranto, which was well equipped to guard against them, but only temporarily. Once the army was able to force their way into the city, the "archbishop was… Continue reading Over 800 men beheaded after refusing to deny their faith

Kansas · Massacres/Mass Murder · Newspaper clippings

Man shoots at audience at concert after believing town was mocking a failed relationship (1903)

August 13, 1903 Winfield, Kansas Gilbert Twigg fires a shotgun at a bandstand, killing 9 and wounding at least 25 before killing himself Twigg used a double-barreled shotgun to fire at the band and its audience, killing six at the scene; another three died of their wounds later. He then pulled a revolver to end… Continue reading Man shoots at audience at concert after believing town was mocking a failed relationship (1903)

Italy · Massacres/Mass Murder · Political

The Sant’Anna di Stazzema massacre

August 12, 1944 Sant'Anna di Stazzema, Tuscany, Italy Nazis murder 560 locals and refugees, including 130 children In the span of 3 hours, the 16th SS Panzergrenadier Division rounded up all locals, locking them in barns or stables. They then took groups of captives to shoot with machine guns or at point-blank range, or brought… Continue reading The Sant’Anna di Stazzema massacre

Massacres/Mass Murder · Nebraska · Religion

Man claims ancient Egyptian god commanded him to make human sacrifices, begins killing spree

August 11, 2013 Omaha, Nebraska Nikko Jenkins begins a killing spree which ends with a total of four victims Jenkins claimed his facial tattoos are the language of Apophis, the ancient Egyptian god of chaos, and claimed to be following Apophis' commands when he began his shooting spree. On August 11, 2013, Jenkins shot two… Continue reading Man claims ancient Egyptian god commanded him to make human sacrifices, begins killing spree