Graves · Texas

Sick man dies on man’s lawn, is buried as a Stranger

October 4, 1867 Texas A sick man wanders onto the lawn of J. S. Donaldson and dies before being able to reveal his name Without a name, the man’s family could not be notified to lay his body to rest. It’s likely the community or Donaldson paid to have the stranger buried and to erect… Continue reading Sick man dies on man’s lawn, is buried as a Stranger

School Violence · Texas

Teen shoots fellow student for insulting her the previous day

September 18, 1991 Crosby, Texas Lakeeta (alt. spelling: LaKeeta) Cadoree (15) shoots 17-year-old Arthur Jermel Jack in their school’s cafeteria for insulting her the day before Cadoree approached Jack as he stood in line at Crosby High School and asked him why he had called her a bitch the day before. Before he could answer,… Continue reading Teen shoots fellow student for insulting her the previous day

Massacres/Mass Murder · School Violence · Texas

Man bombs school playground when told he could not register his son in the school without paperwork

September 15, 1959 Houston, Texas Paul Orgeron detonates a bomb at Poe Elementary School after attempting to enroll his son at the school Orgeron had brought his son, Dusty Paul Orgeron (7) to the school to enroll the second-grader. He was told he needed birth and health certificates to do so, and he said he… Continue reading Man bombs school playground when told he could not register his son in the school without paperwork

Disasters · Texas

The deadliest natural disaster in the history of the US

September 8, 1900 Galveston, Texas The deadliest hurricane to strike the United States kills between 6,000 to 12,000 The hurricane was a category 4, reaching winds of 145 mph (230 km/h). Between 6,000 and 12,000 people were killed, though most sources agree on an estimated 8,000. The second deadliest hurricane in US history, Hurricane Maria… Continue reading The deadliest natural disaster in the history of the US