The Haunting Continues, Most Terrifying Places on Earth

 

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Today Andy-land is proud to present a list of all the coolest places to take the kiddy’s trick or treating! Yes if you dread hauling them around to fill their lil sacks with candy only to watch them get that glazed look in their eye’s and the ensuing drama that follows. This post is for you. Andy

Riddle House

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The History

The Riddle House in Palm Beach County, Florida, was originally a funeral parlor. The Victorian house was dismantled and rebuilt in Yesteryear Village at the South Florida fair grounds. In the 1920’s the house became privately owned by Karl Riddle.

The Terror

Joseph, one of Riddle’s former employees, committed suicide by hanging himself in the attic of the house. Joseph, for whatever reason, hated men, and displays this hatred by attacking men who enter the attic. One man had a lid flung at his head, and men are now no longer allowed in the attic. Other places in the house are haunted as well, with furniture being frequently moved.

 

Helltown

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The History

The Northern part of Summit County in Ohio is known by the eerily blunt moniker, Helltown. In the 70’s, Boston Township was the site of a government buyout, and subsequent mass eviction of citizens. The houses were intended to be torn down and the land used for a national park, but the plans never quite manifested. Legends spawned wildly, and who can blame the legend mongers? Driving through the dark, wooded landscape was enough to give you chills even when it was populated, let alone when you have to drive by boarded up houses standing next to the burnt out hulks of others (the local fire department used some buildings for practice).

The Terror

Whether based on a kernel of truth or cooked up in the heads of creative visitors, the persistent legends of Helltown add to the creep factor. The steep Stanford Road drop off, immediately followed by a dead end, is aptly named The End of the World. If you get stuck at this dead end for too long, according to ghost story enthusiasts, you may meet your end at the hands of many members of the endless parade of freaks patrolling the woods. Satanists, Ku Klux Klan members, an escaped mental patient, an abnormally large snake, and mutants caused by an alleged chemical spill proudly march in this parade. And if you stray from the roads, you may find Boston Cemetery, home to a ghostly man, grave robbers and, the quirkiest of all, a moving tree.

 

Stull Cemetery

 

 

The History

Stull, Kansas, is a tiny, unincorporated town in Bumfuck, Nowhere- er, pardon, Douglas County. Ten miles west of Lawrence and thirteen miles east of Topeka puts it far from anything resembling a large population center. The population of Stull is approximately 20 people. But, don’t let the deceptively quaint village fool you. A darker side lurks behind the bushes and in the shadows.

The Terror

In the early 20th century, two tragedies rocked the tiny settlement (please observe, these are not legend or folklore, but fact). First, a father finished burning a farm field, only to find the charred corpse of his young son in the aftermath. The second incident to occur was a man went missing, and was later found hanged from a tree. As far as legends go, the infamous cemetery is where you can find your fill of supernatural lore. The book Weird US has this to say on Stull Cemetery:

“There are graveyards across America that go beyond merely being haunted and enter into the realm of the diabolical. They are places so terrifying that they say the devil himself holds courts with his worshippers there. The cemetery on Emmanuel Hill in Stull, Kansas, is one of these places.”

Rumors exist stating that Stull Cemetery is one of the 7 gateways to Hell. While the old church is now demolished, many attempt to sneak in at night for a peek at the unsavory goings-on. But be warned, the police patrol heavily, especially on Halloween and the spring equinox. The place is supposed to be so unholy, in fact, that some claim Pope John Paul II refused to allow his plane to fly over eastern Kansas, on his way to an appearance in Colorado. The validity of this last claim is up for debate, but none can deny that legends or not, Stull Cemetery is a terrifying place to be.

The Ridges

 

 

The History

Originally known as the Athens Lunatic Asylum, The Ridges was renamed after the state of Ohio acquired the property. The hospital saw hundreds of lobotomies, and often declared masturbation and epilepsy to be the causes of insanity in patients.

The Terror

Athens, Ohio, is listed as the 13th most haunted place in the world, as per the British Society for Psychical Research. The nearby Ohio University (which currently owns most of the property on which the Ridges is located) is said to be heavily haunted. The notorious rapist with Dissociative Identity Disorder, Billy Milligan, was housed at the facility for years. The most famous story, however is that of a 54 year old female patient who ran away and was missing for 6 weeks. She was found dead in an unused ward. She had taken off all of her clothes, neatly folded them, and laid down on the cold concrete where she subsequently died. Through a combination of decomposition and sun exposure, her corpse left a permanent stain on the floor, which is still visible today. Her spirit now haunts the abandoned ward.

Humberstone and LaNoria

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The History

These two abandoned mining towns in Chile were recently featured on an episode of the SyFy Channel’s show, Destination Truth. In 1872, the town was founded as a saltpeter mine, and business boomed. However, after several heavy blows (including the Great Depression), the business declined and then collapsed in 1958, and the town of Humberstone and it’s surrounding towns were abandoned by 1960. Treatment of workers in both towns bordered on slavery, and now the towns are left standing derelict.

The Terror

It is rumored that the dead of the La Noria cemetery rise at night and walk around the town, and ghostly images frequently show up in photographs in Humberstone. These towns are so terrifying, the residents of nearby Iquique refuse to enter them. The former residents never left, and can be seen walking around, and children have been heard playing. The cemetery of La Noria, regardless of whether its occupants actually walk at night, contains opened graves where the bodies are fully exposed, leaving you to wonder why. Is it ghosts, or is it grave robbers? As if either prospect is very appealing.

Full episodes of Destination Truth, including the episode featuring Humberstone and La Noria, can be seen here.

 

Byberry Mental Asylum

 

 

The History

The Philadelphia State Hospital at Byberry, or known simply as Byberry, was the poster image for patient maltreatment. The hospital, in its most popular form, was founded in 1907, and known as the Byberry Mental Hospital. It exceeded its patient limit quickly, maxing out at over 7,000 in 1960. It housed everything from the mentally challenged to the criminally insane. Due to its atrocious conditions, and the sub-human treatment of its patients, the hospital was closed and abandoned in 1990. It had since become a nuisance for the neighborhood, as it was a breeding ground for vandals, arsonists, Satanists, and urban explorers. It was demolished in 2006, in spite of the fear of spreading asbestos, (which is what kept it standing for 16 years).

The Terror

The terrifying aspect of this location isn’t so much it’s hauntings or the unsavory characters that lurked after dark (although you would have been wise to be wary of both while exploring the building). The terror here comes from the facts of the how the hospital was run. Human excrement lined the hallways, which were also where many patients slept. The staff was abusive, and frequently exploited and harassed patients. One patient had a tooth pulled without Novocaine, while another killed and dismembered a female patient. Although the killer, Charles Gable, was never found, the victim’s body was found strewn across the property. Her teeth were found being played with by another patient. Even as the hospital was in the process of closing, two released patients were found dead in the Delaware River, two successive days after their release. Perhaps that gate in Stull Cemetery opens here.

Leap Castle

 

 

The History

While this Irish castle is perhaps the most popular location featured on the list, it is worth recapping the long and often gruesome history. Although it was built by the O’Bannons in the late 15th century, the castle was taken over by the ruling O’Carrolls, to whom the O’Bannons were subject. After the death of Mulrooney O’Carroll, a fierce rivalry erupted, culminating in two brothers struggling for control. One of the brothers, a priest, was brutally murdered in his own chapel, in front of the family, by the other brother. This chapel is now know as the Bloody Chapel, for obvious reasons. Many people were held prisoner and even executed at the castle.

The Terror

The castle is rumored to be haunted by a vast number of spirits, including a violent, hunched beast known only as the Elemental. It is most recognizable by the accompanying smell of rotting flesh and sulphur. While renovating the castle, workers discover an oubliette, which is a dungeon accessible only through a ceiling hatch, into which prisoners are thrown, then forgotten and left to die. This particular oubliette contained three cartloads of human remains, and was filled with spikes to impale those thrown into it’s depths.

Shades of Death Road

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The History

This New Jersey road winds through 7 miles of countryside, and along that stretch it gives us no definitive clues as to the origin of its eerie name (for those wondering, Shades of Death is not a nickname given by locals, but is in fact the road’s official moniker). While the explanation for this highly unusual name has been lost, many theories abound. Some say that murderous highwaymen would rob and kill those along the road. Others say the reason was because of violent retaliations by the locals against the very same highwaymen, resulting in their lynched corpses being hung up as a warning. Some attribute it to three murders that occurred in the 20’s and 30’s. The first murder saw a robber beating his victim over the head with a tire iron, the second saw a woman decapitate her husband and bury the head and body on separate sides of the road, and the third consisted of poor Bill Cummins being shot and buried in a mud pile. Some attribute it to massive amounts of fatal car crashes, while others consider it the fault of viscous wildcats from the nearby Bear Swamp. The most likely explanation, however, is that malaria-bearing mosquitos terrorized the locals year to year, and the remoteness of the area prevented good medical attention from being prominent in the area. This is supported by the fact that, in 1884, most of the swamps in the area were drained.

The Terror

Gruesome history and spooky name aside, you have much to fear along this byway. South of the I-80 overpass lies an officially unnamed lake, that most will tell you is called Ghost Lake. This lake is frequently the home of specter-like vapors, and the sky is supposed to be unusually bright, no matter what time of night you are there. As per the name, ghosts of the highwaymens victims roam the area, and they are most frequent in the abandoned cabin across the lake. The dead-end road known as Lenape Lane is home to thick fogs and apparitions, you may be chased off the road by a white light. I’ll let Wikipedia detail the most disturbing aspect of the road:

“One day during the 1990s, some visitors found hundreds of Polaroid photographs scattered in woods just off the road. They took some and shared them with Weird NJ, which published a few as samples. Most of the disturbing images showed a television changing channels, others showed a woman or women, blurred and somewhat difficult to identify, lying on some sort of metal object, conscious but not smiling. Local police began an investigation after the magazine ran an item with the photos, but the remainder disappeared shortly afterwards.”

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

 

 

The History

Welcome to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, home of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. This former high school was converted, in 1975, to Security Prison 21 by the Khmer Rouge. The prison was used as a base to torture and murder prisoners. Most of the prisoners were former soldiers and government officials from the Lon Nol regime. However, the Khmer Rouge leaders paranoia soon caught up with them, and they began shipping people from their own ranks to the prison. Many prisoners were tortured and tricked into naming their family and associates, who were them also arrested, tortured and murdered.

The Terror

The ghosts of the estimated 17,000 victims of Tuol Sleng continue to roam the halls, and odd happenings around the place are often attributed to them: and it isn’t hard to see why. Most were forced to confess to crimes they didn’t actually commit. Although most victims were Cambodians, many foreigners fell victim to the death machine, including Americans, French, a New Zealander, a Briton, Australians, Arabs, Indians, Pakistanis and Vietnamese. Only 12 people are thought to have survived. To close the entry on this sad history, I’ll leave you with the actual security regulations, the ten rules all prisoners had to abide by. All imperfect grammar is said in context due to poor translation.

1. You must answer accordingly to my question. Don’t turn them away.
2. Don’t try to hide the facts by making pretexts this and that, you are strictly prohibited to contest me.
3. Don’t be a fool for you are a chap who dare to thwart the revolution.
4. You must immediately answer my questions without wasting time to reflect.
5. Don’t tell me either about your immoralities or the essence of the revolution.
6. While getting lashes or electrification you must not cry at all.
7. Do nothing, sit still and wait for my orders. If there is no order, keep quiet. When I ask you to do something, you must do it right away without protesting.
8. Don’t make pretext about Kampuchea Krom in order to hide your secret or traitor.
9. If you don’t follow all the above rules, you shall get many many lashes of electric wire.
10.If you disobey any point of my regulations you shall get either ten lashes or five shocks of electric discharge.

The Mines of Paris

 

 

The History

The seemingly infinite tunnels that run below the streets of Paris should not be confused with the Catacombs of Paris, the famous underground ossuary, although the mines are also mistakenly referred to as the catacombs. Exploring the mines is illegal, and penalties include heavy fines. The mines were used to dig out minerals from Paris’ varied sediment (the location where Paris is was submerged for millions of years), and the tunnels are what got left behind.

The Terror

The mines are now unkempt, unpatrolled and unsafe. As far as legends go, ancient cults and creatures patrol the depths. Spirits dwell in the infinite shadows, and if one wanders deep enough, and survives, they may even enter Hades itself. As far as reality goes, those legends can take a back seat. The tunnels stretch for close to 600 kilometers throughout the Parisian underground, and most of them are unmapped. Saying it is easy to get lost is an understatement. It is nearly impossible not to get lost. Many parts of the catacombs are hundreds of feet below street level. Some hallways are flooded, or are so narrow you have to crawl through them. There are holes that drop hundreds of feet, and manholes that are unreachable, luring unwary urban explorers in with false promises of freedom. The infinite underground maze absorbs sound, mutes it, making it unlikely you will hear somebody yelling for help, even if they are not far away. Or, worse yet, making it unlikely somebody will hear you. Thousands of human bones litter the tunnels, due to overcrowding in many of Paris’ cemeteries. Weird paintings adorn the walls. Are they ancient? Are they new? Are they warnings? Or pleas for help? If you have claustrophobia, you will want to avoid the mines at all costs. If you don’t have claustrophobia, you probably will after a trip through the mines. Bring plenty of batteries, backup flashlights, clean water, a friend, and say a prayer before entering the mines of Paris. You will need them all.

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Looking over our ancestors shoulders today in history (one time thing)

 

 

325 – Council of Nicaea ends with adoption of the Nicene Creed establishing the doctrine of the Holy Trinity
357 – Battle at Straatsburg: Julianus beats Alamannen, Chonodomarius caught
1212 – Children’s cruisaders under Nicolas (10) reach Genoa
1248 – The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III, the Archbishop of Utrecht.
1330 – AntiPope Nicolaas V overthrows himself
1425 – Countess Jacoba of Bavaria escapes from jail
1485 – Battle at Bosworth Fields: Henry Tudor beats king Richard III
1499 – Battle at Sapienza: Turkish fleet beats Venetians
1537 – The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, is formed.
1540 – Explorer Hernando de Alarcon travels up Colorado River
1566 – Iconoclastic fury begins in Dutch province Utrecht
1580 – Battle of Alcantara, Spain defeats Portugal
1609 – Galileo demonstrates his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers
1628 – Assault on sultan of Mantarams of Batavia
1689 – Battle at Charleroi: Spanish & English armies chase French
1689 – Montreal taken by Iroquois
1698 – Czar Peter the Great returns to Moscow after trip through West-Europe
1704 – Battle at Malaga: French vs English & Dutch fleet
1718 – Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana; New Orleans, found
Captain/Explorer James CookCaptain/Explorer James Cook1768 – Captain James Cook departs from Plymouth, England on his 1st voyage onboard the Endeavour bound for the Pacific Ocean
1795 – Curacao slaves opponents returns to St Christopher
1802 – Toussaint L’Ouverture imprisoned in Fort de Joux, Jura, France
1804 – Alice Meynell becomes 1st woman jockey (England)
1814 – British forces destroy Library of Congress, containing 3,000 books
1825 – Uruguay declares independence from Brazil (National Day)
1829 – Pres Jackson makes an offer to buy Texas, but Mexican government refuses
1830 – Belgium revolts against Netherlands and begins The Belgian Revolution
1835 – NY Sun publishes Moon hoax story about John Herschel
1862 – Secretary of War authorizes Gen Rufus Saxton to arm 5,000 slaves
1864 – Combination rail & ferry service available from SF to Alameda
1864 – Petersburg Campaign-Battle of Ream’s Station
1875 – Matthew Webb becomes 1st to swim English Channel (21h 45m)
1886 – 1st intl polo meet (US vs England)
1888 – 8th US Mens Tennis: Henry W Slocum Jr beats Howard A Taylor (64 61 60)
Russian Tsar Peter the GreatRussian Tsar Peter the Great1890 – Would be start of Eng/Aust Test Cricket at Old Trafford Washout
1894 – -26] Balinese troops assault Dutch army, 97 killed
1894 – Shibasaburo Kitasato discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet.
1898 – 700 Greeks and 15 Englishmen are slaughtered by the Turks in Heraklion, Greece.
1904 – James J Jeffries TKOs Jack Munroe in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1908 – Allen Winter wins US 1st $50,000 trotting race
1908 – National Association of Colored Nurses, forms
1910 – 30th US Mens Tennis: Wm Larned beats Thomas Bundy (61 57 60 68 61)
1910 – Yellow Cab is founded.
1912 – 1st time an aircraft recovers from a spin
1912 – Different nationalities battle with each other in Macedonia
1912 – The Kuomintang, the Chinese nationalist party, is founded.
1914 – -26] Belgian offensive at Antwerp
1914 – Belgium: German army begins 6 week plundering of Leuven Belgium
1914 – German Zeppelins bomb Antwerp Belgium, 10 die
1914 – German troops march into France pushes French army to the Sedan
1915 – Hurricane kills 275 in Galveston, Texas with $50 million damage
1916 – Dept of Interior forms National Park Service
1917 – 37th US Mens Tennis: R Lindley Murray beats N W Niles (57 86 63 63)
1919 – 1st scheduled passenger service by airplane (Paris-London)
1920 – 1st US woman to win in Olympics (Ethelda Bleibtrey)
1920 – Russia suffers a decisive defeat in the battle of Warsaw against Poland
1921 – US signs peace treaty with Germany
1921 – Yankee pitcher Harry Harper hits 3 batters in an inning tying record
1921 – The first skirmishes of the Battle of Blair Mountain occur.
1922 – Cubs beat Phillies 26-23 in highest scoring major-league game
1924 – International maritime treaty drawn
1924 – Wash Senator Walter Johnson 2nd no-hitter beats Browns, 2-0 in 7 inn
1925 – Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters organizes (Harlem NY)
1925 – Last Belgian troops vacate Duisburg
1926 – Pavlos Koundouris becomes president of Greece
1928 – Tri-City Rugby Football Union forms consisting of Moose Jaw, Regina & Winnipeg
1929 – Graf Zeppelin passes over SF for LA after trans-Pacific voyage
1932 – Amelia Earhart completes transcontinental flight
1936 – 3 Braves hit twice in an inning getting 2 hits each
1937 – Japanese fleet blockades Chinese coast
1940 – 1st (British) night bombing of Germany (Berlin)
1940 – Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia incorporated into Soviet Union
1941 – English & Russian troops attack pro-German Iran
1941 – German troops conquer Nowgorod, Leningrad
1942 – SS begins transporting Jews of Maastricht Neth
1943 – 10th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 27, Washington 7 (48,471)
1943 – German occupiers impose 72-hour work week
1943 – Lord Mountbatten appointed Supreme Allied Commander in SE Asia
1943 – Red Army under Gen Vatutin recaptures Achtyrka
1943 – US forces overrun New Georgia in Solomon Islands during WW II
1944 – France 2nd Tank division under General Leclerc reaches Notre Dame
1944 – Gen De Gaulle returns to Paris/walks Champs Elysees Paris
1944 – Paris liberated from Nazi occupation (Freedom Tuesday)
1944 – US 12nd Army corp reaches Troyes
1945 – Jewish immigrants are permitted to leave Mauritius for Palestine
1946 – 28th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Portland GC Portland Ore
1947 – Marion Carl in D-558-I sets world aircraft speech record, 1,047 kph
1948 – Bradman scores 150 in 212 minutes in his last innings at Lord’s
1950 – Pres Harry Truman orders army to seize control of RR to avert a strike
Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray RobinsonMiddle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson1950 – Sugar Ray Robinson KOs Jose Basora to win middleweight boxing title
1951 – Cleveland Indians win 16th straight home game
1952 – Det Tiger Virgil Trucks 2nd no-hitter of yr, beats Yankees, 1-0
1952 – Puerto Rico becomes a US commonwealth
1954 – Ivan Filin wins Berne marathon (2:25:26.6) (260m)
1955 – Last Soviet forces leave Austria
1956 – To make room for Enos Slaughter, NY Yanks release Phil Rizzuto
1957 – Prince Suvanna Phuma forms government in LAOS, with Pathet Lao
1960 – 17th summer olympics opens in Rome
1960 – AFL begins placing players names on back of their jersies
1960 – Demonstrations against premier Lumumba
1961 – Brazilian president Janio Quadros, resigns
1962 – USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1962 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1963 – Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ogden Ladies’ Golf Open
Pop Star & Beatle Paul McCartneyPop Star & Beatle Paul McCartney1963 – Paul McCartney is fined 31 pounds & given a 1 yr suspended license for speeding
1964 – Singapore limits imports from Neth due to Indonesian aggression
1967 – Beatles go to Wales to study TM with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
1967 – Minn Twin Dean Chance 2nd no-hitter of month beats Cleveland, 2-1
1967 – Paraguay accepts its constitution
1967 – Train crash at Beesd, 2 die
1968 – Arthur Ashe becomes 1st black to win US singles championship
1968 – Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies World Series of Golf
1968 – NY Yankee outfield Rocky Colavito pitches 2 2/3 innings & beats Tigers 6-5; he played right field in 2nd game & homered
1969 – Det Lions beat Boston Patriots 22-9 in Montreal (NFL expo)
1970 – Elton John’s 1st US appearance (Los Angeles)
1973 – Butch Trucks drummer of Allman Brothers, breaks leg in a car crash
1973 – France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1973 – Guitarist Henry McCullough quits Wings
1973 – Zambia adopts constitution
Singer Elton JohnSinger Elton John1974 – France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1974 – LA Aztecs defeat Miami Toros to win NASL cup
1976 – Harm Wiersma becomes world checker champion
1976 – Yanks beat Twins 5-4 in 19 innings
1978 – Baseball umps stage a 1 day strike
1979 – “Madwoman of Central Park West” closes at 22 Steps NYC after 86 perfs
1979 – California Angels trounce Toronto Blue Jays, 24-2
1979 – Somali adopts constitution
1980 – “42nd Street” opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 3486 performances
1980 – Gower Champion’s musical “42nd Street,” premieres in NYC
1980 – Rangers pitcher Ferguson Jenkins arrested for possession of drugs
1981 – Jeff Schwartz, sets solo record for trampoline bouncing (266:09)
1981 – Voyager 2’s closest approach to Saturn (63,000 miles/100,000 km)
1983 – Triple A baseball’s Louisville Redbirds breaks 1 million fan mark
1983 – US & USSR sign $10 billion grain pact
1984 – French airship capsizes
1984 – USSR performs underground nuclear test
1985 – Met Dwight Gooden becomes youngest pitcher to win 20 games (20y 9m 9d)
1985 – Pat Bradley wins LPGA National Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1985 – STS 51-I scrubbed at T -9m because of an onboard computer problem
1986 – A’s Mark McGwire hits his 1st major league home run
1987 – Dow Jones industrial stock avg reaches record 2722.42
Pop Star MadonnaPop Star Madonna1987 – Madonna sings in Rotterdam
1988 – Challenger Center opens its classroom doors in Houston
1988 – Heavy fire destroys historic center of Lisbon
1988 – Iran & Iraq begin talks to end their 8 year war
1988 – NASA launches space vehicle S-214
1989 – After 12-year, 4-billion-mile journey, Voyager 2 flies over cloudtops of Neptune & its moon Triton, sending back photographs of swamps
1989 – Mayumi Moriyama becomes Japan’s first female cabinet secretary.
1990 – Li Hui Rong of China sets triple jump woman’s record (47’8½”)
1990 – UN security council authorizes military action against Iraq
1991 – “Getting Married” closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 70 perfs
1991 – 43rd Emmy Awards: LA Law, Cheers, Kirstie Alley & Patricia Wettig
1991 – 91st US Golf Amateur Championship won by Mitch Voges
1991 – Carl Lewis rus 100m in 9.86 seconds
1991 – Cubs Doug Dascenzo commits his 1st career error after 242 games
1991 – Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.62)
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl LewisOlympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis1991 – Martha Nause wins LPGA Chicago Sun-Times Shoot-Out Golf Tournament
1991 – Norway & Denmark recognize independence of former USSR Baltic reps
1991 – Wanda Panfil wins 3rd female world champion marathon (2:29:53)
1991 – White-Russia declares it’s independence
1991 – Linux was born when Linus Torvalds sent off the email announcing his project to create a new operating system.
1992 – Jamie Solinger, of Iowa, crowned 10th Miss Teen USA
1995 – Andrew Symonds scores 254 Gloucs v Glam, world record 16 x 6
1995 – Indians’ Jose Mesa fails in save attempt after 38th consecutive saves
1996 – 96th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods
1996 – Laura Davies wins Star Bank LPGA Golf Classic
1997 – Egon Krenz, the former East German leader, is convicted of a shoot-to-kill Berlin Wall policy.
2003 – The Tli Cho land claims agreement is signed between the Dogrib First Nations and the Canadian federal government in Rae-Edzo (now called Behchoko).
2012 – 330 people are killed as a result of conflict in the Syrian civil war
2012 – 39 people are killed and 80 are injured after a gas leak in North Venezuelan refinery
2012 – 85,000 people are displaced by severe floods in Myanmar