Murderer William Burke is hanged in 1829 for his role in the Burke & Hare body snatcher murders in Edinburgh, Scotland. The crowd is estimated to be as large as 25,000 people. The facts and legend of the murder spree would inspire numerous books, plays and films.

 

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A lifelong horror fan and longtime journalist, Jessica Peralta began her horror education in the womb – when her mom read Stephen King's "Salem's Lot." A few years later, she found her first monster idol – Freddy Krueger – and the world just kept getting better.

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