Titanic in Belfast
" United States Lines " … Travel Poster  — Artist: Lester Beall
The Murder Castle of H. H. Holmes
- Serial Killers
- May 8, 1896 Herman Webster Mudgett is hanged at Moyamensing Prison (now the Philadelphia County Prison). It is a slow death for Mudgett, as his neck fails to snap and he is slowly strangled by the noose around his neck. For fifteen minutes he twitches before he is still.
A horrible way to die but many believe it was no less than he deserved.
Mudgett was executed after been found guilty of four counts of murder in the first degree and six counts of attempted murder. However, his tally was higher than that…. much higher.
Mudgett confessed to 27 murders, but may have killed no less than 200 people. Herman Webster Mudgett, alias Dr. Henry Howard Holmes, was one of the first documented serial killers in America, and this is his story.
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The SS Normandie in St. Nazaire, on the final stage of fitting out. 1935.
Built as a luxury passenger liner but designed for conversion to a troop carrier when needed, the SS United States broke the trans-Atlantic speed record in 1952 and still retains the Blue Riband to this day.
Photo from the deck of the ocean liner SS Vestris as it is sinking off Hampton Roads with a loss of 112 people, November 11, 1928. Original Color version [768x825] - Imgur