June 20: On This Day in Criminal History: Lizzie Borden and Bugsy Siegel

20 Jun

1–1893: Lizzie Borden Acquitted of Murdering Her Mother and Father.

Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks
When she saw what she had done
She gave her father forty-one

Borden, Lizzie

Lizzie Borden Wikipedia

Trial of Lizzie Borden: Lots of photos

2–1947: Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel Shot Dead: The mafioso who unionized Hollywood and built Las Vegas was killed by a sniper as he sat on a living room sofa in Virginia Hill’s Beverly Hills home.


Bugsy Wikipedia

Bugsy Siegel: Murder in Beverly Hills


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