Today in history

Well these have kinda become my thing on here. Many of you have seen these and showed that you enjoy them so I will continue to post them. I have a whole year to cover.



Sep 15 1830

The Right Hon. William Huskisson becomes the world's first rail fatality, after a locomotive runs over his left leg near Manchester, England.

Sep 15 1885

P.T. Barnum's prize elephant Jumbo is struck dead by a freight train in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. It takes 150 men to haul the carcass up an embankment, from whence it is taken to a taxidermist. The stuffed Jumbo becomes a featured attraction in Barnum's circus.

Sep 15 1935

The newly-enacted Nuremberg Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honor forbids Jews from marrying or having sex with Germanic individuals, punishable by imprisonment.

Sep 15 1954

In front of thousands of spectating New Yorkers at 51st and Lexington, Marilyn Monroe performs the now-famous skirt blowing scene during filming for The Seven Year Itch. The event basically boils down to a publicity stunt, as the whole thing gets reshot later on a Hollywood soundstage.

Sep 15 1972

Indictments are brought against the seven Watergate conspirators: McCord, Frank Sturgis, Barker, Martinez, Gonzalez, E. Howard Hunt, and Liddy.

Sep 15 1996

Serial killer and dimwitted homosexual Ottis Toole dies in prison from cirrhosis of the liver. In their heyday, he and Henry Lee Lucas had traveled the country, killing perhaps as many as 600 victims. Toole twice confessed to the murder of Adam Walsh, son of America's Most Wanted host John Walsh, but recanted both times.

Sep 15 1998

Rap artist Coolio is arrested in Lawndale, California after being pulled over for driving a 1996 Hummer on the wrong side of the road. He was carrying an expired license, a loaded 9mm semiautomatic firearm, and a small quantity of marijuana.

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