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

California · Crime Scene Photography · Political

Men storm courthouse, take hostages to negotiate release of prisoners

August 7, 1970 Marin County, California Jonathan Jackson (17) kidnaps Superior Court judge Harold Haley and other hostages in an attempt to negotiate the freedom of the Soledad brothers The Soledad brothers were three black men accused of killing a white prison guard; the murder of the guard was allegedly in retribution for the shooting… Continue reading Men storm courthouse, take hostages to negotiate release of prisoners

Political · Japan

The “Little Boy” atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima

August 6, 1945 Hiroshima, Japan The first of two atomic bombs are dropped on Japan The "Little Boy" exploded in Hiroshima which was the headquarters for the 2nd General Army and the Chugoku Regional Army. The bomb's blast killed approximately 70,000 people (roughly 20,000 Japanese military personnel, 20,000 Korean slave laborers, and 30,000 civilians). By… Continue reading The “Little Boy” atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima

Massacres/Mass Murder · North Carolina · Political

Man kills 4, injures 7 randomly after “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy enacted

August 6, 1993 Fayetteville, North Carolina Sgt. Kenneth Junior French, angry at the recent "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy, randomly targets a restaurant for a mass shooting, shooting at anyone he encounters French claimed to not remember the events of the murders, stating he had gotten excessively drunk prior to the events. Shortly before the… Continue reading Man kills 4, injures 7 randomly after “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy enacted

Montana · Political

Man lynched, anti-union threats left with body

August 1, 1917 Butte, Montana Unionist Frank Little is lynched Little was abducted by six masked men around 3 in the morning. While still only clad in his underwear, the men shoved him into a car and sped off. After a short drive, they tied him to the car’s bumper and dragged him over granite… Continue reading Man lynched, anti-union threats left with body