Illinois · Political

Man assassinates Mayor for not giving him a job

October 28, 1893 Chicago, Illinois Eugene Patrick Prendergast assassinates Mayor Carter Henry Harrison for not giving him a job (which was apparently no uncommon at the time) Prendergast, a 23-year-old newspaper carrier, had electioneered for Mayor Harrison’s fifth term in office, a service Prendergast assumed would allow him to hold the seat of corporate counsel.… Continue reading Man assassinates Mayor for not giving him a job

Michigan · Newspaper clippings

Teen shoots sister after an argument over who would sit in armchair

October 24, 1959 Ann Arbor, Michigan James Vogel shoots and kills his sister Gwendolyn after an argument regarding who would sit in an armchair James (17) got in an argument Gwendolyn (14) over who would sit in an armchair as they watched television. After the argument, James grabbed a bolt-action single shot shotgun. His mother… Continue reading Teen shoots sister after an argument over who would sit in armchair

New Mexico · Newspaper clippings

Man shoots another in back of skull and assumes his identity

October 23, 1916 New Mexico Elbert Blancett shoots Clyde D. Amour in the back of his skull Blancett shot Amour in the back of the head with a shotgun before stealing the dead man’s possession and assuming his identity briefly, going so far as to telegraph Amour’s mother to request money. Blancett was arrested in… Continue reading Man shoots another in back of skull and assumes his identity

Illinois · Newspaper clippings · School Violence

Mother shoots teacher in front of students for reprimanding son

October 22, 1920 Chicago, Illinois Carmelita (alt. spelling: Carmila, Carnaletto) Rindoni shoots her son’s teacher for disciplining her son Rindoni had confronted Rosalind Reynolds for punishing her son Herman, who was either 9 or 10 years old. Herman “constantly tried to make life miserable for his teacher,” according to other teachers and students in his… Continue reading Mother shoots teacher in front of students for reprimanding son

Political · Wisconsin

Teddy Roosevelt shot during assassination attempt, goes on to give hour and a half long speech

October 14, 1912 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Former president Teddy Roosevelt is shot during an assassination attempt, though he finishes a 90-minute speech before seeking medical attention Roosevelt was campaigning, as he was again running for president under a new party platform: the Progressive Party. The new party was a result of a split between the Republican… Continue reading Teddy Roosevelt shot during assassination attempt, goes on to give hour and a half long speech