Fog causes plane to strike seawall, killing 89

July 31, 1973 Boston, Massachusetts Delta Airlines Flight 723 crashes, killing all 89 occupants Weather conditions including fog, as well as a controller busy handling a potential collision between 2 other aircrafts, were the main causes for the fatal crash. While attempting to land, Flight 723 struck a seawall which demolished the craft. Two of…

Woman murders pregnant friend to steal her baby

July 23, 2009 Worcester, Massachusetts Julie Corey murders her pregnant friend, Darlene Haynes (23), then cuts Haynes’ premature daughter from her womb to claim the baby as her own Corey had recently delivered a stillborn baby following a 30 week pregnancy. She was driven by this loss — as well as the need to have…

Salem Witch Trials: Elderly woman hanged

July 19, 1692 Salem Village, Province of Massachusetts Bay (modern day Danvers, Massachusetts) Susannah Martin (70) is hanged for the supposed crime of witchcraft Martin had already been accused of being a witch twice before, once in either 1660 or 1661, and again in 1669. According to A Laughing Witch: Hanging Susanna Martin by C.…