Historical Crimes

 
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...
 
April 29 2009, Doris Lane
Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton DuelAaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, the most star-crossed political foes in U.S. history, joined together in 1800 to defend a man accused – and all but...
 
May 28 2012, Mark Pulham
George Metesky For six years during the early 1950s, “The Mad Bomber” terrorized New Yorkers by planting 32 pipe bombs all over Manhattan. Bombs were left at Grand Central Station, Penn Station,...
 
August 6 2012, Mark Pulham
Charles Ponzi Charles Ponzi, a poor immigrant from Lugo, Italy, pulled off an amazing investment scam in 1920 that defrauded U.S. investors of $20 million ($240 million in today’s money). ...

The Dripping Killer

October 16 2014, 0 Comments
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...

The Real Lady Macbeth: Countess Erzsébet Báthory

January 13 2014, 0 Comments
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...

General Ulysses S. Grant's Anti-Semitic Civil War Crime

June 17 2013, 0 Comments
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...
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...
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...
Feb 25, 2013
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Five months after the author’s grandfather was sentenced to only 10 years for the shooting death of his father in Fall River, Massachusetts, Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts. Was Lizzie inspired by the...
Dec 10, 2012
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Mary Rogers  The disappearance and murder of Mary Rogers in 1841 became a major tabloid story for the New York newspapers. Edgar Allan Poe wrote a mystery story about it, but Mary’s murderer was never identified.          by Doug...
Nov 26, 2012
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Of all the infamous outlaws of the Old West, none has quite the notoriety of “Billy the Kid.” by Robert Walsh John Wesley Hardin. Jesse James. Cole Younger. “Curly” Bill Brocius. Gunslingers, killers, thieves, icons of the Wild West. Of all the infamous outlaws of the Old...

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