Denmark Vesey, leader of a slave rebellion in Charleston, SC, was hanged with five of his aides on this date in 1822. Denmark Vesey, originally Telemaque, (1767 – July 2, 1822) was an African-Caribbean who was most famous for planning a slave rebellion in the United States in 1822. He was enslaved in the Caribbean
On Sunday, June 30, 19 elite firefighters in Arizona called “The Hotshots”, died when they were engulfed in flames while battling a wildfire. The men were trying to contain the huge blaze to ensure the safety of all in the area. The fire was so intense, even their special portable shelters could not protect them.