this day in crime history: august 4, 1892

On this date in 1892:

Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done
She gave her father forty-one.

Of course Lizzie was acquitted of the murders. So technically, the case remains unsolved. You can read all about it at the Crime Museum’s Crime Library.

You can sleep in Lizzie’s old bedroom at the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast, where live re-enactments are performed for guests. There’s also a gift shop where you can buy Lizzie Borden memorabilia, like the Lizzie Borden Hatchet Cookie Cutter. Sounds like a nice spot for a romantic weekend getaway.

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7 thoughts on “this day in crime history: august 4, 1892

  1. John D.:
    After reading about this “getaway, it would seem that SOME people view “romance” a lot differently (than you or I do)…LOL.
    🙂

    And with “LIVE” re-enactments, no less.
    I can see many folks sleeping with ONE eye open…just in case.

    Good story.

    Roll safe out there, boss.

    Like

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