Before pro football player OJ Simpson was arrested and tried for the murder of his wife, he was one of America’s top celebrities. Companies paid him to be the face of their brand… which didn’t work out well in the long run.
The Black Dahlia murder – the savage killing 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.
In August of 1969, actress Sharon Tate and four others were found dead in what police said resembled a ritualistic mass murder. Four months later, Charles Manson and the Manson ‘family’ would be charged with the crime. Here’s how it all happened.
Here’s the true story of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, as reported at the time of his murder at the hand of actor John Wilkes Booth.
Former Beatle John Lennon killed in New York: The musician who set the beat for a revolutionary youth generation in the 1960s was shot to death outside his Manhattan home.
Find out about the double murder Lizzie Borden may have committed – starting with the first news reports, through the court case, then summaries of the dramatic tale that riveted the nation.
After shooting several people at a school in San Diego in 1979, teen Brenda Ann Spencer told a reporter, ‘I just did it for the fun of it. I don’t like Mondays. This livens up the day.’
Dr. Martin Luther King, Nobel Peace Prize winner who made nonviolence his chief weapon in the fight for civil rights, was shot to death in 1968. His assassination triggered violence across the nation. Find out more here.
in 1929, gangsters linked to mobster Al Capone lured eight men into a garage in Chicago, lined them up facing the wall, then opened fire.
Many well-known serial killers don’t quite compare to the exploits of Herman Webster Mudgett, alias H H Holmes, perhaps one of the most fiendish mass murderers in American history.
Although the story below was the topic of the 1994 made-for-TV movies Death of a Cheerleader/A Friend to Die For, this story has personal meaning, because I was another teen girl at the same school.
After a lengthy crime spree, Bonnie & Clyde were finally caught and killed in 1934: Clyde Barrow, the Southwest’s No. 1 outlaw, and his gunwoman companion, Bonnie Parker, were trapped and shot dead by Texas and Louisiana officers.
See a collection of newspaper clippings immediately after the murder of Kirsten Costas, chroniciling the immediate news reports about the crime and the community’s shock, and some of the police work involved in the effort to find the killer.
Actor Bob Crane murdered: The star of the TV series Hogan’s Heroes, was found beaten to death in an apartment in Scottsdale, Arizona in June 1978. The case is still unsolved.
May 12, 1932 – Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr, infant son of the world-famous aviator, was found dead at Mount Rose, NJ
Fabian said he was taken to Auschwitz 10 months ago with 500,000 other Hungarian Jews, and that 400,000 were gassed and cremated in the first two months, and that only 1,000 remained alive.
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.
Police officers smiled broadly at reports from Florida that ‘Scarface’ Al Capone was assuming the attitude of the refined and genial American sportsman.
Trouble came looking for Charles Manson the day he was born – out of wedlock to a teenage mother and a father he never laid eyes on.
Butch Cassidy & his 500 Freebooters: Rounding up outlaws (1898) San Francisco Call (San Francisco, California) April 3, 1898 Active Campaign By the Governors of
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.
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
John Wilkes Booth was already well-known years before committing the deed — the 1865 assassination of President Abraham Lincoln— that truly ensured his name would