Category: Crime

1 March 1932 Lindbergh baby abducted

Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., the 20 month old son of famous aviator Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, was abducted from his family home

14 February 1929  St Valentine’s Day Massacre

14 February 1929 St Valentine’s Day Massacre

The Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre is the name given to the 1929 murder of seven mob associates as part of a conflict between two criminal gangs in Chicago. They were the South Side Italian gang led by Al Capone and the North Side Irish...

“Goodbye”  Gary Gilmore  –  Died 17 January 1977

“Goodbye” Gary Gilmore – Died 17 January 1977

Gary Mark Gilmore (December 4, 1940 – January 17, 1977) was an American who gained  notoriety for demanding that his death sentence for two murders he committed in Utah, be carried out.  He became the first person executed...

21 May 1991  Rajiv Gandhi assassinated

21 May 1991 Rajiv Gandhi assassinated

Rajiv Gandhi, the 46-year-old former Indian prime minister,  was campaigning for the Congress Party on the second day of voting in the world’s largest democratic election when a powerful bomb, hidden in a basket...

4 April 1968  Martin Luther King assassinated

4 April 1968 Martin Luther King assassinated

He was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968. King was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:05PM that evening.  James Earl Ray, a fugitive from the Missouri State Penitentiary,...

30 March 1981  Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan

30 March 1981 Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan

  While leaving a speaking engagement at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., President Reagan and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinckley, Jr. Reagan suffered a punctured lung and heavy internal bleeding, but prompt...