This edition of Amazing Stories, a compilation of science fiction writing published monthly, was released in November, 1941. It featured the story Armageddon 1948 by American author Ed Earl Repp.
At the time of its release much of the world was at war, and Repp predicted a dire future for America seven years from then. The following month Japan finally succeeded in drawing the United States into the conflict.
On the 20th of September, 1958 a woman by the name of Izola Curry approached US civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Blumstein’s Department Store in Harlem, New York. After confirming the man she was speaking to was King, she stabbed him in the chest with an ivory handled letter opener. It was also discovered Curry had a gun hidden in her bra.
The crime was considered especially unusual as Curry was African American.
Being treated with the blade still in his chest.
The blade was so close to King’s aorta that it was feared he’d die if he moved suddenly. The weapon was removed via surgery.
With his wife Coretta in hospital on the 30th of September.
Curry was committed to a mental institution, and continued to live in various facilities until her death at the age of ninety-eight in 2015.