Taken 1865 by Alexander Gardner of Lewis Powell (also known as Lewis Payne), who attempted to murder Secretary State William Seward on April 14, 1865 - the same night that Lincoln was assassinated. He was a part of a conspiracy to kill the central figures of the United States government. He stabbed Seward but failed to kill him. Shown here in irons on board the U.S.S. Saugus. He was executed on July 7, 1865 with three other conspirators.
Justice is served! James Earl Ray on the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King: convicted on March 10, 1969, after entering a guilty plea to forgo a jury trial. Had he been found guilty by jury trial, he would have been eligible for the death penalty. He was sentenced to 99 years in prison. He later recanted his confession and tried unsuccessfully to gain a new trial. He died in prison
A policeman overlooks charred rubble and corpses of workers after the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. fire in New York March 25, 1911. Horrified onlookers watched 100 years ago as workers leapt to their deaths from the raging fire in the garment factory. The disaster drew attention to inadequate fire regulations and poor working conditions in the city's sweatshops. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
On November 18, 1978 912 followers of American cult leader Jim Jones ("Peoples Temple") died in a remote South American jungle compound called "Jonestown" in British Guyana. Some members were shot, others were forced to drink poison, but most willingly participated in what Jones said was an act of "revolutionary suicide."