was on this day...|
"For heaven's sake, catch me before I kill more, I cannot control myself."
year old Suzanne Degnan is kidnapped in Chicago on this day with a ransom demand
of $20,000. She is found dead, with washed hair. This detail leads police to connect
it with other burglaries in the area, which pointed to a University of Chicago
restaurant. Just as the trail seemed to go cold, a William Heirens was arrested
during a burglary. A search of his dorm room unearthed suitcases of stolen goods.
He was given sodium pentathol ('the truth serum') and claimed his partner George
Murman did it. It turned out that Murman was not another person and that the man
had a split personality and got sexual kicks out of killing during burglaries.
was on this day...|
1901 Cannibal Alfred Packer
18 years in prison for manslaughter, Alfred Packer is released. In early November
1873, Packer left Bingham Canyon, Utah, to lead a party of 21 men bound for the
gold fields near Breckenridge, Colorado. After 3 months the party arrived at Ute
Indian Chief Ouray, near present-day Montrose, Colorado, where they stayed to
recover from their ordeal. Later, he, and 5 others, set off again. But only he
arrived at the Los Pinos Indian Agency. His first story seemed believable, that
those in his party had died at various points along the way. But when the authorities
discovered one camp with four of the men dead ("Cannibal Plateau" near
present-day Lake City, Colorado,) he was arrested. His second confession was that
one of the trekers went mad and killed four, and he in self defence killed him
then ate him...|
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1964 Nicolas Cage
1957 Katie Couric
1948 Kenny Loggins
1938) Paul Revere
William Peter Blatty
1912 Charles Addams
1800 Millard Fillmore
Patent of process to extract gasoline from Oil
Commercial Transatlantic phone service begins
Gallileo discovers 3 moons of Jupiter
First crossing of English Channel by hot air balloon (Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard
and American John Jeffries travel from Dover, England, to Calais, France.)
: Leaning Tower of Pisa closed to public on fears it is about to collapse.
The building, completed in 1350, attracts over 1 million visitors a year.