July 20, 1881 Erie, Pennsylvania 7-year-old Mamie Anthony was crushed by a one-ton, red-hot piece of metal while taking food to her uncle at a forge. Clipping: The Saint Paul Globe. July 21, 1881
From multiple sources published July 19, 1930 Lester Mohr (14), under the influence of "near beer [low alcohol beer] and pop 'spiked' with alcohol," beat his mother with his fists, bricks, and a poker, managed to wedge her head between a tree and a fence, beat her more, then returned to shoot her with a… Continue reading Vintage crime: 14-year-old beats mother to death for slapping him (1930)
July 18, 1890 The Carolina Banner (Tarboro, North Carolina) runs an article with several tidbits of various misfortunes The article was too long to replicate without compression issues. Instead, here are some of the more interesting bits quoted from the newspaper. Any additional information I could find is added in parentheses. As the stories are… Continue reading Vintage crime collection: 9 stories of misfortune
July 18, 1966 Hollywood, California Bobby Fuller is found dead in his car Fuller was 23 and had recently seen his song "I Fought The Law" reach a spot in the Top 10 just months before he was found dead. Though the official ruling was suicide by asphyxiation caused by gasoline vapors, and his body… Continue reading Bobby “I Fought the Law and the Law Won” Fuller found dead in car
July 17, 1942 Los Angeles, California Coy Townsend kills his friend George McNeal, critically wounds his estranged wife, and commits suicide Clipping: The Bakersfield Californian, July 18, 1942 Warning: the following images may be considered graphic . . . . . .