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Death

John Brown: The Abolitionist's Death Which Sparked The ...

September 30, 2020

There are some historical figures whose very existence sparks the fire of everything that follows. They speak not only for themselves but for a moment in tim...

The Shroud Of Turin, Jesus Of Nazareth's Negative Image...

September 23, 2020

The Shroud of Turin, a 14-foot length of ancient linen that bears the image of a bearded man, is either a sacred relic from Biblical times or an elaborate me...

Princess Diana's Death: How It Happened, Conspiracy The...

August 31, 2020

Diana's coffin, draped in the royal standard with an ermine border, borne through the streets of London on its way to Westminster Abbey. (Paddy Briggs/Wikimedia...

Napoleon's Last Days: How The Exiled French Emperor Spe...

August 8, 2020

(Agence photographique de la Réunion des musées nationaux/Wikimedia Commons) As a military leader, Napoleon Bonaparte was unmatched, and as a ruler, he was on...

Marilyn Monroe's Death: Conspiracy Theories And What Al...

August 5, 2020

By the time of Marilyn Monroe's death in 1962, she was one of the most sought-after and successful actresses of the era, but success didn't equal happiness f...

Warren G. Harding's Death: Conspiracy Or Heart Attack? ...

August 3, 2020

In the history of the United States, eight presidents have died while in office. Four of them (Abraham Lincoln, William McKinley, James Garfield, and John F....

How George Washington Died: Bloodletting, Enemas, and t...

May 30, 2020

In his early twenties, he fumbled his way through the Ohio Country alongside the British Army in his first military outing and quite unintentionally became a...

DISCOVERED: 20 Sealed Ancient Egyptian Coffins Near Lux...

May 7, 2020

The heyday of the Egyptian archaeological dig may have come and gone, but the desert still holds secrets from the past. In 2019, one of the most surprising d...

Hitler's Last Day: Everything We Know About His Bunker ...

April 30, 2020

Hitler's bunker just before demolition in July 1947. (Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-V04744 / CC-BY-SA 3.0) On this day in 1945, a shot rang out in a Berlin bunker th...

Guillotine: History Of The French Invention That Made D...

April 25, 2020

Today marks the 228th anniversary of the guillotine, which sliced its way onto the capital punishment scene on April 25, 1792 with the execution of French cr...

Gary M. Heidnik: The Real-Life 'Buffalo Bill' Who Kept ...

March 27, 2020

Buffalo Bill—the unhinged villain of Silence Of The Lambs, not the greatest showman of the wild west—feels too evil to be real. However, the most frightening thin...

The Gympie: Stinging Trees Make People Kill Themselves

March 26, 2020

We're gonna say it: Plants are jerks. Considering that we need them to live, they don't even have the decency to taste good, and sometimes, they flat-out kill us...

The Assassination Of Julius Caesar: History And Stories...

March 15, 2020

The death of Caesar. (Leemage/UIG via Getty Images) Beware the Ides of March! If you're like most of us, you were introduced to this phrase, as well as the as...

Horatio Nelson's Body: When The British Pickled Their D...

March 11, 2020

At the Battle of Trafalgar during the Napoleonic War, Britain's most beloved naval hero, Horatio Nelson, was struck by a musket ball on the deck of the Victory. T...

Grave Robbers Exhumed And Held Charlie Chaplin's Body F...

March 1, 2020

As a performer and director, Charlie Chaplin revolutionized filmmaking. He was one of the few people who successfully transitioned from vaudeville to silent films...

Mary Shelley Kept Her Husband's Heart After His Death A...

February 12, 2020

One of the earliest masters of horror, Mary Shelley wasn't just dabbling in the dark when she wrote one of the most important and influential novels of all time. ...

Delphine LaLaurie: New Orleans's Famously Sadistic Slav...

February 9, 2020

New Orleans is full of ghost stories, but the most haunting tale is that of Delphine LaLaurie, a mad slave owner who tortured the men and women in her employ. Sto...

Mary Queen of Scots: Stories, Trivia, And A Botched Beh...

February 8, 2020

When King James V of Scotland died at the ripe age of 30 (hey, it was ripe for medieval times), his kingdom was in a bit of a pickle. His only surviving legi...

Vlad The Impaler: Real-Life Dracula's Most Monstrous Ac...

February 3, 2020

You could say Vlad the Imapler was a bad guy. After all, you don't get to be immortalized as a bloodthirsty monster if you're Mr. Congeniality. Not only did Vlad ...

The Great Molasses Flood Sounds Like A Joke, But It Kil...

January 15, 2020

On January 15, 1919, the Boston area found itself in a sticky situation. That afternoon, a tank full of molasses exploded while traveling through Boston, sending...

Action Park: America's First Deadly, Infamous Theme Par...

January 6, 2020

Children romp around at the water park on a hot summer's day. (Photo by Richard Koll/picture alliance via Getty Images) You expect a fun day at your local amu...

Mao Zedong Killed 45 Million People In Four Years, The ...

January 5, 2020

The morbidity of the question "Who is the worst mass murderer to ever live?" is hard to comprehend. How do you calculate the sheer numbers that some world leaders...

Black December: When Sharks Attacks Compelled The Gover...

December 18, 2019

Even the gnarliest, saltiest surfers in the world admit that sharks give them the willies. Thankfully, sharks attacks are so rare that we don't have to worry...

John Lennon's Death: 10 Minutes Of Global Silence

December 14, 2019

Few events in history can bring thousands upon thousands of people together for a single cause, but in December 1980, one tragedy silenced the world for 10 minutes st...

The Elizabethan Era's Most Horrifying And Disgusting Re...

November 17, 2019

The Elizabethan era began on November 17, 1558, when Queen Elizabeth I ascended to the throne. The era is remembered as a time of beautiful clothing, luxurious h...

Ed Gein: Stories, Trivia, And Facts You Didn't Know Unt...

November 16, 2019

Ed Gein: The Wisconsin cannibal. The hungriest mama's boy of the 20th century. He's long-held a strange place in Americana, but no one living in Plainfield, Wisco...

Carl Tanzler's Obsession With Elena de Hoyos Went Way T...

October 27, 2019

True love---or at least, true obsession---conquers all. In this case, it even conquered death. In 1933, Carl Tanzler was so head over heels for 21-year-old Elena ...