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

Crime Scene Photography · Massacres/Mass Murder · North Dakota

Family murdered over argument involving a dog biting a cow

April 22, 1920 Turtle Lake, North Dakota Henry Layer kills his neighbors, 5 of their 6 children, and a chore boy following an argument Layer had visited the Wolf farm with a complaint regarding Wolf's dog biting one of Layer's cows. Wolf eventually demanded Layer leave, grabbing a double-barreled shotgun and loading it in front… Continue reading Family murdered over argument involving a dog biting a cow

Massacres/Mass Murder · Portugal · Religion

The Lisbon Massacre

April 21, 1506 Lisbon, Portugal The three-day Lisbon Massacre comes to an end Nine years before the massacre, the Jews in the area were forced to convert to Catholicism. The recently converted Jews were called New Christians, showing that though they were among the Catholic faith, they were still separate. The massacre is said to… Continue reading The Lisbon Massacre

Colorado · Massacres/Mass Murder · School Violence

The Columbine massacre

April 20, 1999 Columbine, Colorado Two teenaged males commit an act of terrorism at their school, resulting in 15 deaths and 24 injuries The boys' motive is unclear, but journal entries left behind suggested they wanted to rival the Oklahoma City bombing from a few years prior. (The Columbine massacre took place the day after… Continue reading The Columbine massacre

Massacres/Mass Murder · Oklahoma · Political

The Oklahoma City bombing

April 19, 1995 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Domestic terrorists bomb the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building Three former members of the US Army, angry at the FBI involvement in the Ruby Ridge and Waco incidents, conspired to set off a truck bomb in the federal building. The resulting blast killed at least 168 and injured over… Continue reading The Oklahoma City bombing