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Woman executed for driving truck into a crowd of people

March 12, 1975 Prague, Czechoslovakia Olga Hepnarová is hanged for driving a truck into a group of people, killing 8 and injuring 12 The murders took place on July 10, 1973. Her targets were people waiting for a tram, and those killed were elderly between 60 to 79 years old. Her alleged motive for the… Continue reading Woman executed for driving truck into a crowd of people

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Conjoined twins denied food and water for 8 days after birth due to superstition

January 20, 1878 Skrejšov, Bohemia (modern day Czech Republic) Conjoined twins Rosa and Josefa Blažek are born and, following the advice of a local folk healer, are denied food and water for 8 days; their survival is decided to be a divine message they were meant to live After their unlikely survival as newborns, Rosa… Continue reading Conjoined twins denied food and water for 8 days after birth due to superstition

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Astronomer dies from refusal to urinate

October 24, 1601 Prague, Habsburg Bohemia, Holy Roman Empire (now Czech Republic) Astronomer and nobleman Tycho Brahe dies following a ruptured bladder, reportedly suffered when he politely refused to excuse himself during a banquet When Brahe was around 20 years old, he quarreled with another man on two occasions, the second of which ended in… Continue reading Astronomer dies from refusal to urinate