30 killed by man upset his advances were rejected

May 21, 1938 Kamo, Empire of Japan Mutsuo Toi (都井 睦雄) kills 30 when local women reject his sexual advances Toi had been a hikikomori (a recluse or shut-in) earlier in life, but became very sexually motivated. Along these lines, he displayed an interest in Sada Abe and had begun to write a novel about…

The Yangzhou massacre, as many as 800,000 victims

May 20, 1645 Yangzhou, China The 10-day Yangzhou massacre begins, resulting in a death toll as high as 800,000 The Yangzhou area was loyal to the Ming empire, and when the Qing dynasty took hold soldiers eliminated potential threats, inflicted punishment for resisting the new dynasty, and made a public example out of the city.…

The Torreón massacre: 300+ dead when Mexican citizens attacked Chinese immigrants for taking away jobs

May 15, 1911 Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico Maderistas (members of revolutionary militia) attack the city, resulting in the deaths of over 300 The massacre, which spanned from May 13-15, was a result of civil unrest over recent arrivals of Chinese immigrants, whom the Maderistas believed were taking the jobs of Mexican women. The Leavenworth Post (Leavenworth,…

Several shot during protests at iron mill (1886)

May 5, 1886 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Laborers demanding an eight-hour workday join in protest at the Milwaukee Iron Company rolling mill Four days earlier, approximately 12,000 laborers joined in protest at the rolling mill; the total in attendance swelled a few thousand more by the climax of the protest, including children. The goal of the protest…