Executions · Newspaper clippings · Scotland

Man thrown from window during a robbery attempt gone wrong

From The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post, Western Countries and South Wales Adviser (Bristol, England) Published June 18, 1853 In Glasgow, two men got drunk, were invited by some women back to a “low den” (a place of low moral values, including brothels, gambling houses, or seedy bars), where they were given more alcohol until… Continue reading Man thrown from window during a robbery attempt gone wrong

Executions · France · Newspaper clippings

Man executed by guillotine; reporter describes execution in detail

June 18, 1898 Paris, France Xavier-Ange Carrara is executed by guillotine for the robbing, murdering, and burning the body of Augustin Lamarre, a collection clerk Carrara's execution was a gruesome affair, as executions by guillotine were known to be. A newspaper article described the events in vivid detail: What followed beggars description. The executioner and… Continue reading Man executed by guillotine; reporter describes execution in detail

Illinois

Woman forced into mental facility against her will after openly disagreeing with husband’s views

June 18, 1860 Jacksonville, Illinois Elizabeth Packard is committed to the Jacksonville Insane Asylum against her will When the first mental hospital opened in Illinois in 1851, a law was passed which prohibited any patient from being committed against their will without a public hearing to determine their mental health. One provision, however, allowed a… Continue reading Woman forced into mental facility against her will after openly disagreeing with husband’s views

Executions · France

The last public execution in France

June 17, 1939 Versailles, Yvelines, France Eugen Weidmann becomes the last person publicly executed by guillotine Weidmann and two accomplices kidnapped, robbed, and murdered six people. The victims were strangled or shot in the nape of the neck. Spectators at the execution demonstrated such "hysterical behaviour" (the witnesses reportedly dipped handkerchiefs in Weidmann's blood as… Continue reading The last public execution in France

Massacres/Mass Murder · Racially Motivated · South Carolina

The Charleston Church Massacre

June 17, 2015 Charleston, South Carolina A gunman later identified as Dylann Storm Roof (21) shoots worshippers at the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, killing 9 and injuring 1 Roof had initially attended the service but disagreed with some of the church's interpretation of the Scripture. On June 17, pulled a .45-caliber handgun from his… Continue reading The Charleston Church Massacre