Gather around kids! It’s time for another edition of It Happened On
On September 30 1994… a 22-year-old student named Ronald Shamburger killed his ex-girlfriend, Lori Ann Baker. He broke into her room and shot her while she slept. He left but returned to remove the bullet from Baker’s head. He then proceeded to set fire to her house in an attempt to destroy the evidence, but realized that he had left his car keys inside. He surrendered to police outside the burning home. He was sentenced to death. Shamburger was executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, on Sept. 18, 2002.
Also, on September 30 1955, 24-year-old actor James Dean was killed when his Porsche hit a Ford Tudor sedan. The driver of the other car, 23-year-old Donald Turnupseed, was dazed but mostly uninjured.
As a special treat, also on September 30 1964 the first large-scale antiwar demonstration in the USA was staged at Berkeley by students and faculty opposed to the war. Pointless since polls showed that a majority of Americans supported President Lyndon Johnson’s policy on the war.
Reminds me of Bush…