Racially Motivated · South Carolina

Man lynched after argument over price of seeds

October 21, 1916 Abbeville, South Carolina Anthony Crawford is lynched following an argument with a shopkeeper over the price of seeds Crawford had visited the shop of W. D. Barksdale to sell some cotton seeds, the price of which was typically 90 cents per bushel, though Barksdale offered Crawford 85 cents a bushel instead. Crawford… Continue reading Man lynched after argument over price of seeds

Political · Wisconsin

Teddy Roosevelt shot during assassination attempt, goes on to give hour and a half long speech

October 14, 1912 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Former president Teddy Roosevelt is shot during an assassination attempt, though he finishes a 90-minute speech before seeking medical attention Roosevelt was campaigning, as he was again running for president under a new party platform: the Progressive Party. The new party was a result of a split between the Republican… Continue reading Teddy Roosevelt shot during assassination attempt, goes on to give hour and a half long speech

England

Man kills children, wife with iron, attempts to kill self with knife to throat

October 14, 1919 Liverpool, England David Caplan kills his wife and children with a clothing iron before slitting his own throat According to The Manchester Guardian (Dec. 3, 1919), Caplan and his wife Freda had an unhappy marriage, one which often resulted in domestic assault against Freda. So common were these occurrences that their neighbor… Continue reading Man kills children, wife with iron, attempts to kill self with knife to throat

California · Executions · Newspaper clippings

Man executed for murdering woman who was targeted simply because she was a woman

October 8, 1915 Folsom, California Burr Harris is executed for the random murder of Rebecca Gay Harris claimed to have wanted to simply kill a woman, any woman. He came across Gay's door, the first one he saw, created a reason to enter her office, then beat her to death before stealing $25. The bludgeoning… Continue reading Man executed for murdering woman who was targeted simply because she was a woman

Oklahoma

Robber killed during shootout, spends next 60 years as a carnival attraction and haunted house prop

October 7, 1911 Osage Hills, Oklahoma Bank robber Elmer McCurdy is killed during a shootout, his body eventually becoming a prop in a haunted house McCurdy and his gang intended to rob a train carrying a $400,000 (roughly $10.5 million in 2018) royalty payment to the Osage Nation, but they attacked the wrong train; the… Continue reading Robber killed during shootout, spends next 60 years as a carnival attraction and haunted house prop