Massacres/Mass Murder · Political · Turkey

The beginning of the Armenian genocide

April 24, 1915 Ottoman Empire The Armenian genocide begins with the gathering, arrest, and deportation of between 235 - 270 community leaders and intellectuals, the majority of whom are later murdered, ending in 1923 with approximately 1.5 million deaths Though Armenians were largely targeted by the Ottoman Empire, other groups were selected as well, including… Continue reading The beginning of the Armenian genocide

Disasters · International/Multi-national

The sinking of the Titanic

April 15, 1912 North Atlantic Ocean The RMS Titanic sinks, taking the lives of more than 1,500 people The Titanic struck an iceberg during the late hours of April 14. The reasons why the accident occurred — including the ship’s crew ignoring warnings of sea ice from other vessels and failing to see the fateful… Continue reading The sinking of the Titanic

Crime Scene Photography · New York · Newspaper clippings

Jealous woman killed by her lover

April 14, 1914 New York, New York Alberta Thomas is killed by her romantic interest after she became jealous of another woman Thomas confronted her boyfriend for his interest in another woman, and in response he shot at her 4 times, striking her twice (once in the breast and once in the neck). He then… Continue reading Jealous woman killed by her lover

Newspaper clippings · School Violence · Utah

Several boys imitating Western star shoot teacher in foot during school festival

April 12, 1919 Ogden, Utah A group of boys at a school festival fire guns at the feet of spectators, wounding a teacher The boys reportedly had asked permission to fire their guns, though miscommunication between the students and school authorities led to live rounds being used. The judge presiding over the trial blamed silent-era… Continue reading Several boys imitating Western star shoot teacher in foot during school festival