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Forget Bill Broyles on King Ranch. Forget @mimiswartz  on Enron. Forget @pamelacolloff  on Charles Whitman. This is the greatest @TexasMonthly  story ever: @BBQsnob  cooks @JohnCornyn’s brisket recipe #txlege 

Front pages of History August 2-3: On August 1, 1966, Charles Whitman, fired from the clock tower on the UT Austin campus, killing 14 people. August 2, 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait, this event came to be known as the first Gulf War. Read more:

Every August 1 — the anniversary of Charles Whitman at @UTAustin  — I post a link to @pamelacolloff ’s amazing oral history in @TexasMonthly  of those fateful 96 minutes. Still the best thing I edited over thirty-plus years. She is 🐐

On August 1, 1966, Charles Whitman climbed to the top of the University of Texas Tower and started firing—and the rest, literally, is history. - @pamelacolloff  @TexasMonthly 

In 1966, Charles Whitman stabbed and shot 16 people in Texas. In 2012, James Holmes murdered 12 people in a Colorado theater. On Mar. 13, 2020, @FoxNews ' @IngrahamAngle  told her 3 million Twitter followers that it was "a great time to fly."

@USMC  Capt. Charles Whitman, who represents a Marine charged with drug offenses, successfully argued that the arrests amounted to unlawful command influence.

A group of Minnesota researchers compiled and coded data for every mass shooter in the United States since Charles Whitman climbed a tower at the University of Texas in 1966, creating a “Mass Shooter Database” to aid the debate. 

In 1966, Charles Whitman ascended the tower at the University of Texas in Austin and proceeded to shoot 16 people dead. We remember his name not because what he did was so horrific or impossible to understand -- though it was both -- but because it was so unusual. 1/x

Charles Whitman was 25 when he committed that mass shooting

Rick Scott was 13 when Charles Whitman shot 45 people from the University of Texas clock tower in 1966


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51 years ago today, Charles Whitman took several guns to the top of a tower at the University of Texas in Austin, and began shooting.

“I just want to let you know what a n*gger you are,” Jeffrey Whitman was seen on video repeatedly calling a Charles Lovett a “n*gger” outside Lovett’s Columbus home on Tuesday.

Joshua Boyle made 62,267 edits to Wikipedia. His top 10: • Omar Khadr • Ahmed Said Khadr • Charles WhitmanAhnenerbeSomalia Affair • Hypatia of Alexandria • Goebbels children • Canadian TerrorismHassan Almrei • 1st Battle of Fallujah

About 100 brains missing from University of Texas at Austin, including brain of clock tower sniper Charles Whitman