On this day: July 26

POSTED: 03:47 PM PDT Jul 25, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 25, 2013 

The Inca civilization suffers a blow, the Postal Service, the FBI and the CIA are born, The Babe makes his last public appearance, and the space shuttle returns to space, all on this day.

OTD July 26 - Ed Gein
7 / 49
murderpedia.org

1984: Convicted murderer and grave robber Ed Gein dies of respiratory failure at the age of 77 at the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison, Wisconsin. Gein, who confessed to killing two women, gained widespread notoriety after authorities discovered he had exhumed corpses from local graveyards and fashioned trophies and keepsakes from their bones and skin. His case influenced the creation of several fictional serial killers, including Norman Bates from "Psycho" and Leatherface from "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre."

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement

Most Popular

Advertisement