Historical Crimes

 
February 12 2015, Martin Baggoley
Four months after his marriage to a beautiful 19-year-old, middle-aged Thomas Ogilvie was dead. His younger brother and the young widow were suspected of conspiring to poison him with arsenic.by...
 
January 15 2015, Denise Noe
The assassination of President James Garfield cut short one of the most astounding political careers in U.S. history. Like few presidents before or after him, Garfield possessed a flexible mind and...
 
December 26 2014, Marilyn Z. Tomlins
In early September world media splashed the headline that Jack the Ripper had finally been identified by amateur sleuth, Englishman Russell Edwards. The latter, in his book, Naming Jack the Ripper,...
 
April 5 2013, David Robb
From George Washington through Ulysses S. Grant, U.S. presidents followed a relentless policy of removing Native Americans from their lands. President Andrew Jackson codified ethnic cleansing...
 
October 16 2014, Siobhan Patricia Mulcahy
Kate Webster at the Old Bailey before she was sentenced to be hanged for murder - July 1879 Victorian Britain was horrified by a 30-year-old Irish woman who murdered her employer, dismembered the...
 
October 13 2009, Doris Lane
Big Harp Little Harp Sign The first known serial killers in American history were the Harp boys. During the years of the Revolutionary War, the two cousins went on an indiscriminate killing...

INCEST, MURDER AND FLIGHT: THE EASTMILN TRAGEDY

February 12 2015, 0 Comments
Four months after his marriage to a beautiful 19-year-old, middle-aged Thomas Ogilvie was dead. His younger brother and the young widow were suspected of conspiring to poison him with arsenic.by...

The Assassination of President James Garfield

January 15 2015, 0 Comments
The assassination of President James Garfield cut short one of the most astounding political careers in U.S. history. Like few presidents before or after him, Garfield possessed a flexible mind and...

Jack The Ripper -- We Still Do Not Know Who He Was

December 26 2014, 0 Comments
In early September world media splashed the headline that Jack the Ripper had finally been identified by amateur sleuth, Englishman Russell Edwards. The latter, in his book, Naming Jack the Ripper,...
Jun 19, 2010
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The Papin sisters The strange case of the Papin sisters is notable not only for its shocking violence but because the gender of both the perpetrators and victims was female. The case became a media sensation in France with its lurid undertones of lesbianism and incest; the...
Oct 13, 2009
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Lizzie Borden When Lizzie Borden axed her stepmother and father to death in 1892 it was unthinkable that a woman of such upbringing could commit such vicious crimes. The savagery of the murders set her free. by Denise M. Clark The New York Times headline for Aug. 5th, 1892...
Feb 12, 2015
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Four months after his marriage to a beautiful 19-year-old, middle-aged Thomas Ogilvie was dead. His younger brother and the young widow were suspected of conspiring to poison him with arsenic.by Martin BaggoleyThomas Ogilvie, a wealthy bachelor in his late 40s and the eldest of...
Jan 15, 2015
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The assassination of President James Garfield cut short one of the most astounding political careers in U.S. history. Like few presidents before or after him, Garfield possessed a flexible mind and an ability to work well with others. His goal of integrating the recently freed...
Dec 26, 2014
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In early September world media splashed the headline that Jack the Ripper had finally been identified by amateur sleuth, Englishman Russell Edwards. The latter, in his book, Naming Jack the Ripper, identified Jack the Ripper as a Polish Jew named Aaron Kosminski. However, our...
Oct 16, 2014
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Kate Webster at the Old Bailey before she was sentenced to be hanged for murder - July 1879 Victorian Britain was horrified by a 30-year-old Irish woman who murdered her employer, dismembered the body, threw bits of it into the river Thames, boiled the head (and other body parts...
Jan 13, 2014
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Jan. 13, 2014Countess Erzsébet Báthoryby David RobbLady Macbeth is perhaps the most famous fictional female villainess in all of literature, but in 1606, while William Shakespeare was creating her bloodthirsty character, one of the world’s worst real life villainess was on a...
Jun 17, 2013
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Ulysses S. Grant (Photo CBS) by David Robb Two weeks before President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and freed the slaves, his top field general, Ulysses S. Grant, committed the worst official act of anti-Semitism in American history. It was a war crime...
May 2, 2013
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 May 2, 2013 “Surrender had played out for good with me…” Jesse James.When the Ford brothers assassinated Jesse James on April 3, 1882, the longest-running outlaw saga in American history was over. by Robert WalshConfederate bushwhacker, desperate outlaw, bank...
Apr 5, 2013
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From George Washington through Ulysses S. Grant, U.S. presidents followed a relentless policy of removing Native Americans from their lands. President Andrew Jackson codified ethnic cleansing into law when he signed the Indian Removal Act in 1830. by David Robb In 1830...

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