Disasters · England

Man dies 3 weeks after being impaled through eye socket with javelin

June 10, 1999 Merseyside, England Jon Desborough dies of complications after being impaled through the eye with a javelin Desborough, a physical education teacher at Liverpool College, slipped while retrieving a javelin. The fall caused his head to impact the blunt end of the javelin, sending it though his eye socket and causing severe brain… Continue reading Man dies 3 weeks after being impaled through eye socket with javelin

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

Disasters · Wyoming

Man accidentally falls into a “superheated, acidic mud pot” in Yellowstone

June 7, 2016 Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Colin Scott (23) slips into a boiling, acidic spring Colin and his sister Sable deviated from a boardwalk into an area not intended for visitors. While near a “superheated, acidic mud pot,” Colin lost his footing and fell in. Stable attempted to call for help and injured herself… Continue reading Man accidentally falls into a “superheated, acidic mud pot” in Yellowstone

Kansas · Newspaper clippings · School Violence

Student accidentally shot by nun before school play

April 27, 1911 Flush, Kansas An 18-year-old student was accidentally shot by a nun before a school play Another student had brought a real, loaded gun to use as a prop during a play. The girl who was to use it in the play, Pearl Reedy (18), held it briefly before putting it down saying… Continue reading Student accidentally shot by nun before school play