Lizzie Borden Took An Axe…. This Day 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.


On this day in 1892 In Falls River, Massachusetts, Andrew and Abby Borden aer found bludgeoned to death in their home. The Borden’s two unmarried daughters, Emma and Lizzie lived with them. Since Lizzie was the only person in the house along with the housekeeper at the time when the bodies were found, suspicion fell upon her as the potential murderer. There was a sensational trial but Lizzie Borden was not convicted. This remains an unsolved murder. Anyone with any first hand information on what happened of course should come forth with what they know -to the authorities. Lizzie Borden died in 1927 at age 66.