Lizzie Borden & the infam...

Jun 16, 2017 by

Here’s a news story about the Lizzie Borden double murder from just 5 days after the killings. Soon, this sensationally dramatic tale would rivet the nation.

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Stop your kids from becoming j...

May 9, 2017 by

When I was a kid, we had the same desire to loot and pillage and rape as these kids today, we were as savage as kids always are, but at the same time we knew that our parents and all other grownups were unalterably opposed to it, and we didn’t do it.

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Charles Manson emerging as key...

May 14, 2016 by

Charles M Manson, accused in the mountain-desert area of rustling four-wheel-drive vehicles, has emerged as a key figure in the...

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DB Cooper remains elusive (197...

May 31, 2015 by

DB Cooper remains elusive: Jumped with $200,000 5 years ago The discovery of a tattered pair of pants has failed to generate any more...

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DB Cooper: Hijacker parachutes...

May 31, 2015 by

Hijacker parachutes from Reno-bound jet Escapes with $200,000 ransom A courteous middle-aged man disappeared, apparently by...

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A view on birth control from 1...

May 26, 2015 by

Letter to the Editor: Child birth control Letter from Allen Steven, published on June 02, 1915 in The Day Book (Chicago, Illinois) We...

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How Charles Manson rose to be ...

May 14, 2015 by

Slayings suspect, born a social outcast, ‘rose’ to be cult leader By Jerry Cohen, Los Angeles Times Service Trouble came...

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Butch Cassidy & his 500 F...

Apr 14, 2015 by

Rounding up outlaws in the Colorado basin – Territory over which the outlaws roam Active Campaign By the Governors of Four...

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The drug terror: American coca...

Apr 6, 2015 by

The drug terror With Practically Unrestricted Traffic, Cocaine Vice Has Grown So Swiftly That We Are Most Drugged Nation in World,...

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Martin Luther King Jr slain by...

Apr 4, 2015 by

Negro leader Dr King slain by lone Memphis assassin Widespread Negro violence, including arson and shooting, broke out in several...

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Notorious gangster John Dillin...

Mar 29, 2015 by

Kill John Dillinger at Chicago Desperado, wounded by three slugs, broke line of fire; Died in alley U.S. Justice Department Agents...

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Aftermath of Martin Luther Kin...

Mar 23, 2015 by

The assassination of Dr Martin Luther King Jr triggered violence across the nation back in 1968.

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The pirate code: Rules for Bla...

Jan 28, 2015 by

Even pirates have to play by the rules Bartholomew Roberts, also known as Black Bart, was a notorious — and very successful...

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Charles Lindbergh’s baby...

May 22, 2014 by

Kidnappers hold baby son of Col Lindbergh; ask $50,000 ransom; leave note

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Charles Lindbergh’s baby...

May 22, 2014 by

May 12, 1932 – Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr, infant son of the world-famous aviator, was found dead at Mount Rose, NJ

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Wanted poster: Lindbergh Baby ...

May 22, 2014 by

Wanted: Information as to the whereabouts of Chas. A. Lindbergh, Jr of Hopewell, N.J.

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Trial of Lindbergh Baby kidnap...

May 22, 2014 by

The state of New Jersey, which spent $1,200,000 to capture and convict Bruno Richard Hauptmann, executed him with a penny’s worth of electricity.

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The Black Dahlia murder (1947)

May 21, 2014 by

The murder of 22-year-old Elizabeth Short in January of 1947 was one of the biggest news stories of the 20th century, and continues to fascinate people to this day.

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Attempted assassination of Pre...

May 14, 2014 by

1981: President Reagan was wounded in the chest Monday by a gunman who tried to assassinate him with a burst of .22-caliber bullets

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The shocking murder of Beatle ...

May 7, 2014 by

John Lennon, the former Beatle whose music set the beat for a revolutionary youth generation in the 1960s, was shot to death outside his Manhattan home by a man who earlier obtained his autograph on the rock star’s new record album, police said today.

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The Holocaust: IG Farben’...

Apr 28, 2014 by

There is no more sordid or cynical chapter in IG Farben’s entire ugly history than the story of the concentration camp it built and ran for itself.

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‘Scarface’ Al Capo...

Mar 15, 2014 by

Al Capone released from penitentiary Baltimore, MD, Nov 16 — Scarface Al Capone, released from federal custody today, was...

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Kidnap-hostage guidelines for ...

Dec 19, 2013 by

This wallet card, being distributed to top bankers under the ABA’s imprimatur, offers common-sense advice and space for handy phone numbers in case of emergency.

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy: 1917-...

Nov 21, 2013 by

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States by Laura Bergquist, LOOK Senior Editor From the fizzy early takeoff of...

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The assassination of President...

Nov 21, 2013 by

The assassination of President Kennedy Now in the sunny freshness of a Texas morning, with roses in her arms and a luminous smile on...

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Death found Kennedy from this ...

Nov 21, 2013 by

Death found him from this window From this grimy warehouse window ledge of the Texas School Book Depository, the assassin shot...

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President Kennedy’s assa...

Nov 8, 2013 by

Although President John F Kennedy’s assassination occurred on November 22, 1963, the article below was published on the third...

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FBI says the crime wave keeps ...

Oct 11, 2013 by

The crime wave keeps growing The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced on September 15 that crime in the US during the...

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Serial killer H H Holmes hange...

Sep 22, 2013 by

Hanged for many crimes Murderer Holmes’ career comes to an end on the gallows. Stubborn to the last, he died as if entirely...

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V for Value: Churchill family ...

Apr 13, 2013 by

V for Value Dressed in overalls and lugging pails of water, they certainly looked like workmen. “We’ve come to wash the...

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Sleuths who get their men (192...

Jan 28, 2013 by

Sleuths who “get their men” Whenever a criminal thinks he is getting foxy enough to try to rob the United States mails,...

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Putting a stop to bank hold-up...

Sep 30, 2012 by

Putting a stop to bank hold-ups The latest burglar device, according to “The Electrical Experimenter,” is a mechanism...

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Zodiac killer sends cipher hin...

Sep 21, 2012 by

Zodiac killer breaks silence via cryptograms EDITORS: The spelling and grammar errors in the following on the Zodiac killer from San...

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The FBI update on JFK’s ...

Aug 8, 2012 by

Here’s an excerpt of a news story about one the country’s most infamous true crime sagas: the assassination of President...

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Boys cry ‘fire’ in...

Aug 5, 2012 by

Small boys cry “fire” as joke in theater Panic of 900 is narrowly averted, while many women faint Francis Laplante,...

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The real death of a cheerleade...

Jul 19, 2012 by

Although the story below was published in Ladies’ Home Journal — and was the topic of the 1994 made-for-TV movie...

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Meet New York Detective Mary S...

Jul 15, 2012 by

Detective Shanley of New York’s pickpocket squad When Mary Shanley mingles with the well-dressed shoppers in a Fifth Avenue...

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14-year-old Woo Woo Kid gets m...

Jun 18, 2012 by

Here’s one of the original stories about the first teen marriage of Ellsworth (Sonny) Wisecarver — aka “The Woo Woo...

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$100,000 reward for apprehensi...

May 2, 2012 by

War Department, Washington, April 20, 1865 $100,000 Reward! The Murderer of our Late Beloved President, Abraham Lincoln is still at...

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