Religion · Russia

Monk dies, leaves a remarkably well-preserved mummy

June 15, 1927 Buryatia, Siberia, Russia Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov, a Buryat Buddhist lama, dies at the age of 75 while meditating in the lotus position Itigilov's wishes were to be buried in the position in which he died, the lotus position he assumed during meditation. He was buried according to his wishes in a pine box… Continue reading Monk dies, leaves a remarkably well-preserved mummy

Disasters · International/Multi-national

Two men attempting to climb Everest fall to their deaths; one leaves behind a mummy

June 8, 1924 International border between Nepal and China George Herbert Leigh Mallory and companion Andrew "Sandy" Comyn Irvine die while scaling Mount Everest Mallory and Irvine were last seen about 800 vertical feet from the summit on June 8, 1924 before disappearing without a trace. It's suspected the men died either in the evening… Continue reading Two men attempting to climb Everest fall to their deaths; one leaves behind a mummy

Oklahoma · Racially Motivated

The ending of the Tulsa Race Riot

June 1, 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma The Tulsa Race Riot ends with the wealthiest black community in Tulsa being burned to the ground The riot began after an alleged assault of a black 19-year-old male shoeshiner on a white 17-year-old female elevator operator on May 30. A witness heard the girl scream and a black man… Continue reading The ending of the Tulsa Race Riot

Executions · Graves · Nevada

Man executed for murdering girl he arranged to be married to when she chose another suitor

May 21, 1926 Carson City, Nevada Stanko Jukich is executed for the murder of his 16-year-old sweetheart Jennie Medak Jukich, 28 at the time of the murder, was a Yugoslavian miner living in a boarding house run by Medak's mother. Medak's parents arranged a marriage between Medak and Jukich 3 years before the murder, and… Continue reading Man executed for murdering girl he arranged to be married to when she chose another suitor

Illinois

Leopold and Loeb attempt a “perfect murder”

May 21, 1924 Chicago, Illinois Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnap and murder 14-year-old Bobby Franks (pictured with his father) to prove they were "Übermenschen" ("supermen," people whose intelligence far surpasses that of the masses and are thus above the law) Leopold (19) and Loeb (18), sons of millionaires and classmates at the University of… Continue reading Leopold and Loeb attempt a “perfect murder”