On this day in 1788, Scottish cabinet-maker, deacon of the trades guild and Edinburgh city councillor by day and burglar by night, Deacon William Brodie was hanged in Edinburgh at the age of 47. Brodie is thought to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson‘s novel, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide (1886). Brodie was interred in an unmarked grave at the Parish Church in Buccleuch.
On this day in 1940 lawman Joe LeFors, best known for the arrest of gunman Tom Horn in 1903 for the alleged murder of 14 year old sheepherder Willie Nickell, died in Buffalo, Wyoming at the age of 75. Born Joe Shelby LeFors on 20 February 1865 in Paris, Texas. LeFors is interred in Willow Grove Cemetery in Buffalo, Wyoming.
And on this day in 1984 baseball Hall of Famer, Brooklyn and Los Angles Dodgers manager, Smokey, Walter Alston died in Oxford, Ohio at the age of 72. Continue reading>>>>>>
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