Friday, 24 January 2014


On This Day in Weird, January 25...

1947: "Scarface" Al Capone, killer of hundreds but terrified of needles, dies from neurosyphilis at 48, after release from Alcatraz.

1971: Jurors convict Charles Manson and three female followers of the Tate-Labianca murders in Los Angeles. Nagging mysteries persist.

1988: A trawler nets a giant squid 6 ft. 2 in. long, weighing 330 pounds, at a depth of 495 meters off the Auckland Islands.

2000: Another giant squid is dredged up from 476 meters, off New Zealand.

2005: A stampede at the Mandher Devi temple in Mandhradevi, India, kills at least 258 people.

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