It Happened On #39

It’s only Tuesday. This week seems to be going by slow. It’s probably because daylight savings. It’s great to get an extra hour, but days just seem longer. I’m getting up earlier too

Anyway, down to business; it’s It Happened On time

It happened on November 6 1982…Shirley Allen is arrested for poisoning her husband, Lloyd Allen, with ethylene glycol, commonly known as anti-freeze. After witnessing her mother spike Lloyd’s drinks with the deadly substance, Shirley’s own daughter turned her in to the authorities

Lloyd Allen was Shirley’s 6th husband and the 2nd die from mysterious causes; the other four had divorced her. John Gregg, who died a year after he married Shirley in 1977, had changed the beneficiary on his life insurance policy shortly before his death. Shirley was outraged to find that she was left with nothing

Lloyd, who is said to have complained of a strange taste in his beverages, believed Shirley when she said that it was an iron supplement for his health. However one of Shirley’s previous husbands had been a bit more suspicious. When his coffee tasted odd on several occasions, he went to the police. Although he suffered internal injuries, no charges were ever filed. Instead, he filed for a divorce.

When Allen’s death was investigated, toxicology reports confirmed that his body tissue contained a lethal amount of ethyl glycol. After a short four-day trial, Shirley Allen was sentenced to life in prison in 1983

Also on November 6 1860, Abraham Lincoln is elected 16th president of the United States

FR-1 Fireball

Also on November 6 1945, an FR-1 Fireball lands on the USS Wake Island. This is the first time a jet lands on a carrier

Wow. 6 husbands, 4 divorces, 2 deaths. I don’t think marriage was her thing

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