Nebraska · Serial Killers · Vermont

Killers Charles Starkweather, Ted Bundy born

November 24, 1938 Lincoln, Nebraska Spree killer Charles Starkweather is born November 24, 1946 Burlington, Vermont Serial killer Ted Bundy is born Starkweather was 20 during his two-month killing spree, accompanied by his 14-year-old girlfriend. He claimed the lives of 11. Bundy confessed to murdering 30 women from 1974 to 1978, decapitating at least 12… Continue reading Killers Charles Starkweather, Ted Bundy born

Crime Scene Photography · Illinois

Man with connections to Al Capone gunned down as he drives

November 8, 1939 Chicago, Illinois Lawyer and racetrack operator Edward J. “Easy Eddie” O’Hare is fatally shot by unidentified men while driving O’Hare’s assassination occurred a week before mob boss Al Capone was released from Alcatraz. The two were in business together, running dog- and horse-tracks, and O’Hare had represented Capone in court in the… Continue reading Man with connections to Al Capone gunned down as he drives

United States

The radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds

October 30, 1938 United States The radio dramatization of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds is broadcast Contrary to popular belief today, the radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds was not presented as factual news or a hoax. Advertisements ran prior to the performance and during intermission an announcer told audiences “You… Continue reading The radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds