Benjamin Franklin dies at 85: Upon the death of a prominent American, we are favored with the following short account of Franklin’s last illness, by his friend and physician, Dr Jones.
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.
The ghosts within a radius of a hundred miles of New York might as well quit, and haunted houses still the restless spirits that moan at midnight.
“The cherished memory of the loved and lost” President Lincoln’s letter of condolence was delivered to Lydia Bixby on November 25, 1864, and was republished
“The greatest man in America” has fallen in a duel The Sprig Of Liberty (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) – July 27, 1804 DISTRESSING! It is with infinite regret
The old steamship City of Chester sank just inside the Golden Gate in the San Francisco Bay – but she was rediscovered more than 100 years later.
Remains of President Lincoln in Chicago Yesterday was a marked day in the history of Chicago — a day long to be remembered by the
On a clear, unseasonably hot morning on September 25, 1978, residents of San Diego’s North Park neighborhood were getting their days underway — not realizing they
“Angel of the Battlefield” revered by all soldiers Florence Nightingale’s life was one long sacrifice for the cause of suffering humanity The first Army nurse
Through the greater part of 60 years of strenuously active public life, Susan B Anthony was probably the most maligned woman who ever trod the earth.
Four killed at Kent State as troops fire on crowd Kent, Ohio students were shot to death and 11 other persons wounded, four seriously, in
Deaths caused by automobiles are few in comparison with other causes. For example, three times as many persons are killed by horses as by automobiles.
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.
Influential singer/songwriter/musician/producer Curtis Mayfield died December 26, 1999 at age 57. He passed away at the North Fulton Regional Hospital in Roswell, Georgia, from complications arising from diabetes.
While the “finale” in the original article title refers to the fact that this was Clark Gable’s last movie — he died just 12 days after filming of The Misfits ended — looking back, we can see that the phrasing was oddly (and sadly) prescient: Time would eventually reveal that this was Marilyn Monroe’s final film role, too.
“Thelonious,” a tune from his very first Blue Note session, had verses fashioned from a single ingeniously hammered note, with three horns playing shifting dissonances behind it. He developed the one-note motif in his solo and then abruptly broke into some pure, old-fashioned Harlem oompah stride.
“It with inexpressible grief, that I have to announce to you the death of the great and good General WASHINGTON. He died last evening be∣tween 10 and 11 o’clock, after a short illness of about twenty-four hours.”
Zodiac killer breaks silence via cryptograms EDITORS: The spelling and grammar errors in the following on the Zodiac killer from San Francisco are faithful reproductions