The "Gun Girl" Irene Schroeder had been a bandit since her teenage days, and was involved in at least 11 murders. One day her gang got into trouble. It came to a bloody two-hour standoff with the police. She tore her clothes off and naked, she stood up proudly and yelled at her men: "If you survive this, I'll sleep with you tonight". She was electrocuted on Feb. 23, 1931, facing her death without fear at the age of 22.
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In 1922, Clara Phillips (aka “Tiger Girl”) murdered Alberta Meadows, the woman she suspected was a rival for her husband’s affections. She struck Meadows repeatedly with a hammer and then rolled a 50 lb. boulder on top of the corpse. She was sentenced to life in 1923 and was released in 1935. During her 12 years in prison, she found religion, trained as a dental technician, escaped once and slashed her wrists in a suicide attempt. In 1938 she moved to Texas and was never heard of again.
“In my lifetime I have murdered 21 human beings, I have committed thousands of burglaries, robberies, larcenies, arsons and last but not least I have committed sodomy on more than 1,000 male human beings. For all of these things I am not the least bit sorry. I have no conscience so that does not worry me. I don’t believe in man, God nor Devil. I hate the whole damned human race including myself.” - Carl Panzram
Armin Meiwes is a German man who achieved international notoriety for killing and eating a voluntary victim whom he had found via the Internet. After Meiwes and the victim jointly attempted to eat the victim's severed penis, Meiwes killed his victim and proceeded to eat a large amount of his flesh.
Synagogue in flames. Reichskristallnacht (Night of the broken glass) or Kristallnacht "Crystal Night", aka the Night of Broken Glass, was a pogrom (a series of coordinated attacks) against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on 9–10 November 1938, carried out by SA paramilitary forces and non-Jewish civilians. German authorities looked on without intervening.
At the beach | 1925//
'World's oldest port' found in Egypt - complete with scrolls revealing everyday life for Ancient Egyptians
Hieroglyphics found as part of discovery of "world's oldest port" in Egypt. They include details of the arrangements for getting bread and beer to the workers heading out from the port. One tells of an official named Merrer, who was involved in building the Great Pyramid of Giza