Ireland · Political

The brutal murders of two IRA brothers

November 26, 1920 Shanaglish, Ireland Brothers Pat (29) and Harry Loughnane (22) are beaten, murdered, burned, and hastily buried by Black and Tans (colloquial term for the Royal Irish Constabulary Special Reserve) The Loughnanes were members of the IRA (the Irish Republican Army, an army who used guerrilla warfare tactics against British forces in Ireland)… Continue reading The brutal murders of two IRA brothers

Japan

The torture and murder of Junko Furuta

November 25, 1988 Misato, Saitama, Japan Junko Furuta (17) is kidnapped, beginning her 44-day-long ordeal of rape and torture before her eventual murder Furuta was riding her bicycle home from work when Nobuharu Minato, acting as an accomplice for Hiroshi Miyano, kicked her from her bike. Minato ran away and Miyano acted as a Good… Continue reading The torture and murder of Junko Furuta

Argentina · Serial Killers

Serial killer “big-eared midget” dies in prison cell

November 15, 1944 Ushuaia, Argentina Serial killer Cayetano Santos Godino, nicknamed Petiso Orejudo (translation: "big-eared midget" or "macrotous runt"), dies in prison Godino began his life of crime at very early, killing cats and birds before he was 7 when he graduated to beating a 2-year-old and throwing him in a ditch. A year later… Continue reading Serial killer “big-eared midget” dies in prison cell

California · Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Clippings: woman defiantly wears slacks to court; police called when neighbor accidentally sets self on fire

From the Chicago Daily Tribune Published November 15, 1938 A woman hoped to prevail over "anti-slackism," defiantly wearing slacks instead of a court-mandated dress. Neighbors witnessed a woman engulfed in flames in her living room, likely from a cigarette igniting her clothing.

Illinois · Nebraska · Newspaper clippings

Clippings: child accidentally tear gases bank; 4 young children die in fire

From the Chicago Daily Tribune Published November 3, 1932 Hastings, Nebraska Streator, Illinois One child pushed an innocent-looking button, accidentally releasing tear gas in a bank while 4 other children between the ages of 2 and 7 die when a fire consumes the loft of an abandoned building their family was sleeping in.