When Grace Brown told Chester Gillette that she was pregnant she hoped he would marry her. Instead, Gillette made arrangements for a trip to the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York. Gillette took Brown out in a rowboat on Big Moose Lake, where he clubbed her with his tennis racquet and left her to drown. He returned alone and laid low at his hotel. Brown's bruised and beaten body was found at the bottom of the lake the next day. On March 30, 1908, Chester Gillette died in the electric…
Policemen stare up as the Triangle fire of 1911 rages, while the bodies of factory workers who plunged to their deaths to escape the blaze lie on the sidewalk..this fire and the exposed working conditions of these girls (which ultimately led to their deaths) lead to OSHA and to safer working conditions in the US.
Sophia Died in Iroquois Theatre Disaster Dec 30 1903 - Iroquois Theater After the Fire, Dec. 31, 1903 Dec, 1903 The Iroquois Theater in Chicago caught fire December 30, 1903 during a performance killing 602 people. Most the victims were women and children.
Under worst ways to die: Hollywood leading man & sex symbol Ramon Novarro was choked to death with a lead dildo after being tortured for hours by the 2 men he had hired for sex. Mistakenly thinking there was money in the home, the brothers decided to rob Ramon upon arriving at his house. They left with 20 dollars. The dildo had been a gift given to Ramon by sex icon Rudolph Valentino.
"Burking." The process of killing poor people and selling their bodies for medical study in 19th century London. (The body is in the basket on the man's shoulder). Occasionally the medical men they delivered too would perceive the body as being too fresh (never buried...grave robbing was one thing, murder another) and alert authorities.