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This month has been a bit of a busy one for me work-wise, so I’ve not had much time to browse – but here are a few links to the stories I have... read more »
Posted by Sara M. Butler; 25 November 2020. On Saturday, June 15, 1287, an inquest was held at the king’s prison of Carlisle (Cumbria) into accusations... read more »
This is not a crime story, although it’s related to policing – it is more a reminder of how mental health issues can affected anybody, at any... read more »
Memorial to the Demerara slave rebellion of 1823, which commemorates the Guyanan resistance hero, Quamnina. I suppose it is too much to ask for... read more »
Youth With Executioner by Nuremberg native Albrecht Dürer … although it’s dated to 1493, which was during a period of several years when... read more »
On this date in 1941, Ivan Sullivan was hanged at Fort Madison, Iowa — in a prison yard near where he’d committed his crime. Sullivan was lumbered... read more »
Iranian Kurdish activist Ehsan Fatahian was hanged on this date in 2009 in Sanandaj, the provincial capital of Iranian Kurdistan. He was condemned for... read more »
On this date in 1066, John Scotus was sacrificed to the Slavic god Radegast. That’s Scotus not as in the Supreme Court of the United States, but... read more »
(Thanks to the Communist historian C.L.R. James for this guest post, an excerpt of his classic exploration of the Haitian Revolution, The Black Jacobins.... read more »
At a hanging-day at Tyburn on this date in 1738, 11 men (no women) were executed en masse. Nine committed different varieties of malappropriation: burglaries,... read more »
Pedro María Ñancúpel Alarcón, famiiarly nicknamed “the pirate Ñancúpel”, was shot on this date in... read more »
The brigand Luis Candelas was garroted in Madrid on this date in 1837. Candelas — that’s a Spanish link, as are most available sources on the... read more »
The town of Baden-Baden today (image (c) Nell Darby) On this day in 1906, in the genteel spa town of Baden-Baden, Germany, Josephine Molitor was shot dead.... read more »
On this date in 1959, Guenther Podola became the last man hanged in Great Britain for killing a police officer. A German emigre, Podola had been deported... read more »
Bonfire night is upon us again and, despite the ongoing pandemic, dusk is ushered in by the sound of fireworks as it has been for the last few weeks. This... read more »
From the Central New Jersey Home News (New Brunswick, N.J.), Nov. 5, 1912: Two hours after he had eaten a hearty supper and sat in his cell waiting for... read more »
Yakov Blumkin was executed on this date in 1929. It was a decade and more since he’d made his great historical mark, the July 1918 assassination... read more »
This was the date in 1984 of the Hondh-Chillar massacre It was one of the many atrocities of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots that ensued the assassination of... read more »
On this date in 1939, Polish Olympian Edmund Jankowski was shot by the Third Reich. Jankowski (English Wikipedia entry | Polish) earned bronze in the coxed... read more »