New York

Goalie’s neck sliced by ice skate during hockey game

March 22, 1989 Buffalo, New York Sabres goalie Clint Malarchuk is struck in the neck by another player’s ice skate During a game against the St. Louis Blues, Steve Tuttle of the Blues and Uwe Krupp of the Buffalo Sabres collided near the Sabres’ goal. As Tuttle was knocked over, his skate rose and hit… Continue reading Goalie’s neck sliced by ice skate during hockey game

Newspaper clippings · Oregon

Fire at Christmas festival kills 41, injures 16

December 24, 1894 Silver Lake, Oregon An accident causes the fiery deaths of 41 and the injuries of 16 The fire started when a man attempted to get a better view of a Christmas festival. As the man stood on a bench, his head struck an oil lamp and sent the flaming liquid on the… Continue reading Fire at Christmas festival kills 41, injures 16

International/Multi-national

“Such is fame”: young man jumps to death performing stunt at Niagara Falls

November 13, 1829 Niagara Falls Sam Patch free-jumps into the Falls, dying as a result Patch, who was reported to be around 20 years old, had been a daredevil for quite sometime and reveled in entertaining others by jumping from great heights. His fateful jump had not been his first, but rather his third, from… Continue reading “Such is fame”: young man jumps to death performing stunt at Niagara Falls

Disasters · New York

Boiler explosion at telephone company kills 21 and injured 95

October 3, 1962 New York, New York A boiler in the New York Telephone Co. building explodes, killing 21 and injuring 95 While employees of the New York Telephone Co. ate lunch on October 3, the building’s boiler reached critical temperatures and exploded, killing 21 and wounding nearly 100. It was later found inspectors had… Continue reading Boiler explosion at telephone company kills 21 and injured 95

Disasters · Executions · Newspaper clippings

The Illustrated Police News: an execution; man watches as sharks eat the bodies of his wife and children; man kills children, self after losing job; a bee attack leads to death of woman

The Illustrated Police News Published August 27, 1887 The stories in this issue include: * The execution of Israel Lipski, hanged for the murder of a 6-months-pregnant woman named Miriam Angel who was killed by forcing her to drink aqua fortis (nitric acid). Lipski was found under the bed where Angel’s body rested, with acid… Continue reading The Illustrated Police News: an execution; man watches as sharks eat the bodies of his wife and children; man kills children, self after losing job; a bee attack leads to death of woman