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Doctor hanged for the murder and alleged dismemberment of his second wife

November 23, 1910
Pentonville Prison, London, England
Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen is hanged for the murder of his second wife Corrine “Cora” Turner

Cora had been partial to open extra-marital affairs and when the couple moved from the US to England, and the doctoral credentials Hawley carried were insufficient to practice medicine in England adding further strain to the marriage. 227 more words

Executions

When Austin Found met Austin Answered

Austin Found was created a few years ago by social media editor Jackie Stone to showcase old images of Austin and Texas. I happily grabbed the baton in 2016 and added short historical stories and context to the roll of compelling images. 271 more words

News

Photo of the Day - 11/21/17 ("Little Shucker", 1912)

Daily Photo — “Little Shucker, 1912”

Use the photos posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of a  37 more words

Writing

Himmelskibet (1918)

Holger-Madsen’s ambitious and well-intentioned space travel epic is notable for being not just a rare example of early Danish genre cinema but for being the first film to treat the subject of space travel seriously. 414 more words

Film

FLW: manifestation of God

Famous Last Words
Count Lev Nikolayevich “Leo” Tolstoy
Astapovo, Russian Empire
November 20, 1910

“We all reveal … our manifestations … This manifestation is over … That’s all …” 73 more words

Famous Last Words

Union Avenue Viaduct, 1916

Looking north from Station “D” toward the old street railway trestle as workers begin framing temporary trestle for the Union Avenue Viaduct, 1916.

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Portland

FLW: Ordering his own execution

Famous Last Words
Joe Hill
Salt Lake City, Utah
November 19, 1915

“Fire!”

Born Joel Emmanuel Hägglund in Sweden, Hill was a labor activist, unionist, and song-writer who coined the term “pie in the sky.” He was accused of, arrested for, and convicted of the murders of his son, a grocer, and a former police officer under extremely circumstantial evidence: Hill had also been shot that day and was treated for his wounds. 181 more words

Executions