Actor Bob Crane murdered: The glib, boyish star of the six-year television series "Hogan's Heroes," was found beaten to death in an apartment in Scottsdale, Arizona in June 1978. The case remains unsolved.
Bartholomew Roberts, also known as Black Bart, was a notorious pirate who raided ships off between 1719 and 1722. Here are some of the harsh - and sometimes unexpected - rules that governed the crews on his ships.
Senator Robert F. Kennedy died 25 hours after he was shot by an assassin. Bobby Kennedy succumbed to extensive brain damage caused when his assassin fired eight shots at point-blank range.
DB Cooper, a courteous middle-aged man disappeared, apparently by parachute, with a $200,000 ransom Wednesday night while a jetliner he hijacked was en route from Seattle to Reno.
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.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Nobel Peace Prize winner who made nonviolence his chief weapon in the fight for civil rights, was shot to death here last night as he stood on a balcony outside his motel room.
The FBI thinks America's Thanksgiving eve skyjacker is dead. But if alive, hijacker DB Cooper, who bailed out of a Boeing 727 five years ago with $200,000 in $20 bills, can still be prosecuted,
Get the true story behind 'The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford' from 1882 -- when, Jesse James, the Missouri outlaw, was killed by a boy twenty years old at his temporary residence on Thirteenth and Lafayette streets, in this city.
Last evening at about 9:30 p.m., at Ford's Theatre, the President was shot by an assassin who suddenly entered the box and approached behind the President. The pistol-ball entered the back of the President's head, and penetrated nearly through the head. The wound is mortal.
Police officers smiled broadly at reports from Florida that 'Scarface' Al Capone was assuming the attitude of the refined and genial American sportsman.
Two auto loads of gangsters shortly before noon today entered a North Side garage, lined eight men against a wall, and shot six of them to death. The remaining two were wounded, perhaps fatally.
Texas officers trap and kill Clyde Barrow & Bonnie Parker Outlaw's Auto Runs into Ambush in Louisiana Pair Are Riddled With Bullets on Highway... Click to read more...
Although the story below was the topic of the 1994 made-for-TV movie "Death of a Cheerleader"/"A Friend to Die For" starring Tori Spelling and Kellie Martin -- this story has personal meaning, because I was a student at the same school. Along with the rest of the town, I watched this whole tale unfold sadly and slowly during the course of several months.
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.
Pirate Jean Lafitte, The Terror of the Gulf of Mexico, made prizes of several British East Indiamen, and eventually, became wealthy and powerful enough to found the colony of Barataria, at the mouth of the Mississippi.
A sniper shot and killed President John F Kennedy on the streets of Dallas Friday. A 24-year-old pro-Communist who once tried to defect to Russia was charged with the murder shortly before midnight.
Although President John F Kennedy's assassination occurred on November 22, 1963, the article below was published on the third anniversary of his death... Click to read more...
Charles M Manson, accused in the mountain-desert area of rustling four-wheel-drive vehicles, has emerged as a key figure in the investigation of the k... Click to read more...
Slayings suspect, born a social outcast, 'rose' to be cult leader By Jerry Cohen, Los Angeles Times Service Trouble came looking for Charles Mil... Click to read more...
Rounding up outlaws in the Colorado basin - Territory over which the outlaws roam Active Campaign By the Governors of Four States Against "Butch" Cas... Click to read more...
The drug terror: with practically unrestricted traffic, cocaine vice has grown so swiftly that we are most drugged nation in world, with 4.45 percent of population addicted to habit.
Kill John Dillinger at Chicago Desperado, wounded by three slugs, broke line of fire; Died in alley U.S. Justice Department Agents and East Chic... Click to read more...
The assassination of Dr Martin Luther King Jr triggered violence across the nation back in 1968.
Kidnappers hold baby son of Col Lindbergh; ask $50,000 ransom; leave note
May 12, 1932 - Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr, infant son of the world-famous aviator, was found dead at Mount Rose, NJ
Wanted: Information as to the whereabouts of Chas. A. Lindbergh, Jr of Hopewell, N.J.
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.
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.
1981: President Reagan was wounded in the chest by a gunman, John Hinckley Jr, who tried to assassinate him with a burst of .22-caliber bullets
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.
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.
The former Chicago gang leader Al Capone is being guarded by Department of Justice agents pending his release after completion of his imprisonment for evasion of income taxes.
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.