Scotland

Young boys found two years after being tied together, thrown into quarry to drown by father

June 8, 1913 Winchburg, West Lothian, Scotland The bodies of two boys tied together are retrieved from a rock quarry, later found to be two brothers aged 4 and 6 The bodies were not immediately recognizable as they were covered in adipocere, a waxy substance created by decomposing fat which encases the body, sometimes called… Continue reading Young boys found two years after being tied together, thrown into quarry to drown by father

Famous Last Words · New York

FLW: I don’t want to go home in the dark

Famous Last Words William Sydney Porter New York, New York June 5, 1910 "Turn up the lights; I don't want to go home in the dark." Porter is best remembered for his pen name O. Henry and for writing witty short stories with surprise endings. As he was dying at the age of 47 from… Continue reading FLW: I don’t want to go home in the dark

Political · United States

Anarchists detonate 8 bombs in 8 cities to protest deportation of immigrant criminals and anti-sedition laws

June 2, 1919 United States Anarchists send and detonate 8 mail bombs to government officials on 8 US cities The victims targeted by the mail bombs either supported the deportation of immigrants accused of crimes, or endorsed anti-sedition laws (laws which punished those who used "disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language" about the United States,… Continue reading Anarchists detonate 8 bombs in 8 cities to protest deportation of immigrant criminals and anti-sedition laws

Oklahoma · Racially Motivated

Mother and teenaged son lynched before their trial

May 25, 1911 Okema, Oklahoma Laura Nelson and her 16-year-old son are lynched, their bodies left hanging from a bridge The Nelsons were charged with the May 2 killing of a deputy sheriff who had visited their farm looking for a stolen cow. According to the report, Laura was the first to grab the gun… Continue reading Mother and teenaged son lynched before their trial