Egypt · Political

Bahr El-Baqar primary school bombing

April 8, 1970 Bahr El-Baqar, Egypt The Israeli Air Force bombs Bahr el-Baqar primary school, killing 46 children and injuring over 50 The attack is considered human error, with the Israeli military stating they thought the building was a military base. Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Dayan later commented on the bombing, “Maybe the Egyptians… Continue reading Bahr El-Baqar primary school bombing

New York

Mobster killed during birthday celebration

April 7, 1972 Manhattan, New York Mafioso Joe Gallo is gunned down at Umberto's Clam House while celebrating his birthday Gallo was believed to have previously set up an unsuccessful hit against mob boss Joseph Colombo. Because of this allegation, when a Colombo associate in Umberto's saw Gallo enter, he quickly left the restaurant to… Continue reading Mobster killed during birthday celebration

Michigan · Newspaper clippings

Man kills mother, father, sister and scatters them in various locations

From the Detroit Free Press Published March 15, 1978 A "confused loner" killed his mother, father, and 17-year-old sister before burying their bodies in 3 separate areas. The father was well known in the area for attempting to pioneer a new fertilizing method involving human sewage. Paul McNee (22) was convicted of 3 counts of… Continue reading Man kills mother, father, sister and scatters them in various locations

Czech Republic · Executions · Female Killers · Massacres/Mass Murder

Woman executed for driving truck into a crowd of people

March 12, 1975 Prague, Czechoslovakia Olga Hepnarová is hanged for driving a truck into a group of people, killing 8 and injuring 12 The murders took place on July 10, 1973. Her targets were people waiting for a tram, and those killed were elderly between 60 to 79 years old. Her alleged motive for the… Continue reading Woman executed for driving truck into a crowd of people

Disasters · South Africa

Formula One driver killed by fire extinguisher carried by man he ran over

March 5, 1977 Midrand, South Africa Formula One driver Tom Pryce and marshal Frederick Jansen van Vuuren are killed in a chain-reaction accident Jansen van Vuuren and another marshal had rushed to a car which had malfunctioned and caught fire. As the two marshals ran across the track, Pryce and another driver came over a… Continue reading Formula One driver killed by fire extinguisher carried by man he ran over