Child dies of burns after Halloween costume ignites; elderly man breaks neck attempting to kick a black cat

November 5, 1920Minneapolis, Minnesota7-year-old Betty Jones dies from injuries a week after her Halloween costume ignited Jones and a group of 25 other children visited a neighbor’s home for Halloween activities. Jones had a paper costume over her regular attire and, while the children played by casting shadows on the wall produced by candlelight, Jones’…

Teen shoots student, educator after years of teasing

October 5, 1966 Grand Rapids, Minnesota 15-year-old David Black shoots a fellow student and an educator at his high school Black had been teased for sometime. According to 14-year-old survivor Kevin Roth, Black was short for his age, heavy-set, and “could have shaved twice a day.” He was also prone to telling exaggerated stories, including…