Female Killers · Illinois · Massachusetts · Newspaper clippings

News clippings: woman smothers newborn twins; woman kills neighbor’s toddler and leaves the body on train tracks to be bisected

From The Chicago Tribune Published April 18, 1880 A 30-year-old "woman of ill-repute" was suspected of smothering her newborn twin children. She then threw one body in a river. The other was thrown in a hole on the river bank and covered with leaves. A young child was killed with blunt force trauma to her… Continue reading News clippings: woman smothers newborn twins; woman kills neighbor’s toddler and leaves the body on train tracks to be bisected

Newspaper clippings · Texas

The 1897 Aurora, Texas UFO crash

April 17, 1897 Aurora, Texas A UFO crashes The cigar-shaped airship and its pilot, “a native of the planet Mars,” were reported to have crash-landed on a local judge’s property after destroying a windmill in its path. The body of the alleged Martian was examined and buried, and the wreckage of the destroyed spacecraft were… Continue reading The 1897 Aurora, Texas UFO crash

Political · Washington DC

Lincoln’s assassination

April 14, 1865 Washington, D.C. John Wilkes Booth shoots President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater Booth, a 26-year-old anti-abolitionist and actor, quickly formed his assassination plot when he discovered the President would be attending a play at Ford's Theater. He also assigned two other men to assassinate Vice President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State… Continue reading Lincoln’s assassination

France · Serial Killers

Serial killer Henri Désiré Landru born

April 12, 1869 Paris, France Serial killer and bluebeard Henri Désiré Landru is born Landru made a career being bluebeard, a man who repeatedly kills his wives or lovers, named after an old French folktale. He would publish lonely hearts ads seeking widows; World War I-era France had no shortage of widows. He would seduce… Continue reading Serial killer Henri Désiré Landru born