Woman drowns toddler to “prove” love

November 8, 1954 Vendôme, Centre-Val de Loire Denise Labbé (20) drowns her 2-year-old daughter Catherine to “prove” her love to her lover Labbé was a single mother when she began a relationship with 24-year-old Jacques Algarron. The relationship reportedly had strong and unhealthy Dominant/submissive overtones, including Algarron allegedly coercing Labbé into sleeping with other men…

Today in Horror History: November 8

Birthdays: Horror fiction icon Bram Stoker (November 8, 1847 - April 20, 1912), who wrote Dracula, The Lady of the Shroud, The Lair of the White Worm, and The Mystery of the Sea among many more. Abraham “Bram” Stoker Parker Posey (November 8, 1968), who starred in Final Combination (1994), Scream 3 (2000), Frankenstein (2004),…

Man with connections to Al Capone gunned down as he drives

November 8, 1939 Chicago, Illinois Lawyer and racetrack operator Edward J. “Easy Eddie” O’Hare is fatally shot by unidentified men while driving O’Hare’s assassination occurred a week before mob boss Al Capone was released from Alcatraz. The two were in business together, running dog- and horse-tracks, and O’Hare had represented Capone in court in the…