Female Killers · Newspaper clippings · Pennsylvania

Woman kills 5 of her children, husband, self

June 17, 1963 Prospect, Pennsylvania Elizabeth Gregor, “despondent over ill health,” shoots 5 of her children, her husband, and herself The oldest of the children slain — Joseph Jr. (14), Thomas (10), and Rosemary (8) — were in the living room at the time they were killed. It was thought they were watching television moments… Continue reading Woman kills 5 of her children, husband, self

Crime Scene Photography · Mississippi · Political · Racially Motivated

The assassination of Medgar Evers

June 12, 1963 Jackson, Mississippi Medgar Evers is shot in the back while standing in his driveway Evers, a civil rights activist, worked towards voting rights, challenged segregation laws, and publicly investigated the murder of Emmett Till. Because of his activism, he became a target of the Ku Klux Klan and the White Citizens’ Council.… Continue reading The assassination of Medgar Evers

Political · Religion · Vietnam

Monk sets self on fire in protest

June 11, 1963 Saigon, South Vietnam Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức sets himself on fire in protest of a lack of religious freedom and the persecution of Buddhists in South Vietnam President Ngô Đình Diệm, a Roman Catholic, was within the religious minority of South Vietnam. President Diệm granted favors to Catholics, including land and… Continue reading Monk sets self on fire in protest

Female Killers · Oklahoma · Serial Killers

Serial killer “The Giggling Granny” dies in prison

June 2, 1965 McAlester, Oklahoma Nannie Doss, known by various names including “The Giggling Granny,” dies in prison Doss was a Blackwidow, killing her husbands both for insurance money and to search “for the perfect mate, the real romance of life.” She elaborated by stating her actions were inspired by romance novels and the pursuit… Continue reading Serial killer “The Giggling Granny” dies in prison