Serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin born

April 13, 1950 Mobile, Alabama Serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin is born Franklin murdered between 8 and 20 people from 1977 to 1980, as well as shooting and seriously wounding more. One of his surviving victims was Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt who was left paralyzed from the waist down. Franklin believed his murders were…

Mother arrested for starving 3 children to death

February 4, 2005 Huntsville, Alabama Natashay Ward is arrested for the starving deaths of her 3 children The bodies of Shanieka (11), Latricia (9), and Christopher Ward (8) were found on the floor of 3 separate bedrooms. They had not attended school since the holiday break and the utilities had been disconnected since mid-January. The…

MLK’s house bombed

January 30, 1956 Montgomery, Alabama Martin Luther King, Jr.'s house is bombed in retaliation for the Montgomery Bus Boycotts, which resulted from Rosa Parks' refusal to give her bus seat to a white person