Young woman dies in car crash, become associated with the urban legend of Resurrection Mary

March 10, 1934Chicago, IllinoisMary Bregovy dies in a car crash, eventually becoming associated with a local legend of Resurrection Mary On March 10, 1934, Mary Bregovy (referred to as “Marie” in contemporary newspaper articles), was traveling with three companions when driver John Reiner lost control of his vehicle and struck an elevated structure at the…

Chicago’s “Shotgun Man”’s final known victim

March 26, 1911 Chicago, Illinois The “Shotgun Man” of Chicago kills his last known victim The Shotgun Man was never positively identified by police though witnesses knew the man by sight. Carrying a sawed-off double-barreled shotgun in broad daylight, the Shotgun Man would confront those who refused to pay the Black Hand, an extortion racket…

Teen killed while babysitting

March 18, 1950 Columbia, Missouri Janett Christman (top photo, left) is killed while babysitting a toddler Christman, killed three days before her 14th birthday, had been babysitting a 2½-year-old boy. Police received a call around 11 p.m. on March 18, later presumed to have been from Christman. A “girlish” voice gasped “come quick” and was…