On this day…in 1980

On this day in 1980, the actor Steve McQueen, one of Hollywood’s leading men of the 1960′s and 1970′s and the star of such action thrillers as Bullitt and The Towering Inferno, dies at the age of 50 in Mexico, where he was undergoing an experimental treatment for cancer. n 1979, McQueen had been diagnosed … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1960

On this day in 1960, a landmark obscenity case over Lady Chatterley’s Lover, by D.H. Lawrence, ends in the acquittal of Penguin Books. The publisher had been sued for obscenity in publishing an unexpurgated version of Lawrence’s novel, which deals with the affair between the wife of a wealthy, paralyzed landowner and his estate’s gamekeeper. … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1926 and 1993

Harry Houdini, the most celebrated magician and escape artist of the 20th century, died of peritonitis in a Detroit hospital, in 1926. Twelve days before, Houdini had been talking to a group of students after a lecture in Montreal when he commented on the strength of his stomach muscles and their ability to withstand hard … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1869

Just after midnight on this day in 1869, Ellis County Sheriff Wild Bill Hickok and his deputy respond to a report that a local ruffian named Samuel Strawhun and several drunken buddies were tearing up John Bitter’s Beer Saloon in Hays City, Kansas. When Hickok arrived and ordered the men to stop, Strawhun turned to … [Read the full story]

Snake expert dies after viper bite

A German snake expert died after being bitten multiple times by a viper during a presentation aimed at helping people ease their fears of the scaly reptiles. Dieter Zorn, a 53-year-old herpetologist, died of a heart attack minutes after he was bitten by an Aspic viper. Zorn was in southern France performing his “Reptile Show,” … [Read the full story]

Man faces court today for 2 deaths in Girrawheen

The police have charged a man in relation to two deaths in Girrawheen on Wednesday. The body of Saso Filkovski, 37, was found at the Danbury Crescent home, and the body of Venesa Farcich, 31, was found at the Arnos Way home. A 36-year-old man from Girrawheen has been charged with two counts of murder … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1564

Shakespeare was born on this day in 1564, and on the same day he died in 1616. Although the plays of William Shakespeare may be the most widely read works in the English language, little is known for certain about the playwright himself. Some scholars even believe the plays were not written by William Shakespeare … [Read the full story]

Dead prostitute wakes up screaming in coffin

A prostitute was being carried in a coffin after having “died” during sex, suddenly woke up and started screaming. The drama unfolded at the Manor Hotel in Bulawayo when the woman, identified as Mandlo  who plied her trade at the establishment, collapsed and apparently died while with a customer. It was reported that as her body was being … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1979

To the New York City Police Department and Medical Examiner’s Office, he was John Simon Ritchie, a 22-year-old Englishman under indictment for murder but now dead of a heroin overdose in a Greenwich Village apartment. To the rest of the world, he was Sid Vicious, former bassist for the notorious Sex Pistols and the living … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

This week, a young seventeen year old girl from Sri Lanka who worked as a nanny in Saudi Arabia was beheaded. She was executed because a baby (that she was looking after) died whilst being fed a milk bottle. Despite protests from many support groups and the government of Sri Lanka, the guilty verdict was … [Read the full story]

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