June 22, 1918 Gary, Indiana A train smashes into a slower circus train when an engineer falls asleep at the throttle Two trains, a troop train normally used to shuttle soldiers and a circus train transporting approximately 400 performers, were moving in the same direction. The engineer of the troop train, Alonzo Sargent, had been… Continue reading Train plows into another after engineer falls asleep
April 28, 1908 La Ponte, Indiana The bodies Belle Gunness’ three children and the headless corpse of a woman are found in the charred remnants of Gunness’ home Gunness was believed to have been a serial killer, killing her first husband, Mads Albert Sorenson, and their two infant children, as well as burning down their… Continue reading The “death” of Belle Gunness, serial killer for profit
From The Salt Lake Herald Published March 31, 1894 A group of “Youthful Toughs” tied up and severely beat a 10-year-old who had torn the cover of a ball the children had been playing with. He was found by a railroad employee and taken home but he died of his injuries 10 days later.
March 28, 1996 Indiana Married couple John "Jay" Tyler (29) and Kathy Tyler (29) and their friend Brandy Southard (21) are chased to an intersection on a rural road before being shoot and stabbed John Matthew Stephenson's trial is believed to be the longest and most expensive in Indiana's history, spanning 140 trial days. Additionally,… Continue reading Three killed on rural road
March 18, 1845 Fort Wayne, Indiana John Chapman, known as the folklore hero Johnny Appleseed, dies at 70 Chapman is best remembered for introducing apples to the frontier, including large areas in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania. Additionally, he was a missionary, conservationist, and environmentalist. He never married and became a vegetarian in the later… Continue reading The grave of Johnny Appleseed