August 4, 1892

Andrew and Abbey Borden are found dead on the morning of August 4, 1892. Infamous for the nature of the murders and the acquittal of suspect Lizzie Borden, the only other witness in the house when the murders were committed was Cork-born maid Bridget Sullivan. Sullivan provided the main testimony for the trial, claiming that after lying down after cleaning the windows, Lizzie Borden yelled for her that her parents had been killed. Motives and evidence was stacked against Lizzie, but she was acquitted on account of the jury believing a woman could never commit such a crime. Sullivan, although the only other one present, was never tried.

Leave a Reply


More Articles

Remembering Michael Collins, Pilot of The First Moon Landing, and a True Pioneer

The most trusted designated driver of all time has died. Astronaut Michael Collins passed away at his home in...


Astronaut Michael Collins on the Moon Landing

The most trusted designated driver of all time reflects on the ride 50 years after lift-off and offers wisdom to those...


Striking Gold – Transcontinental
Railroad Turns 150

Irish contributions to American history received a special recognition this week. The 150th anniversary of connecting...


August 1

Officially known in the Celtic calendar as Lughnasa and the first day of Autumn, August 1st marks the celebration of...