September 5 - At a San Francisco hotel party to celebrate his new $3,000,000 three-year contract with Paramount, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle mortally injures 25-year-old Virginia Rappe during a sexual encounter. Rappe sinks into a coma. A cover-up for Arbuckle is attempted, but the Deputy Coroner manages to get a police investigation started. Rumours fly that Arbuckle raped Rappe with a bottle.
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