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