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“Pure Evil”: The Disturbing Crimes Of Serial Killer Sean Vincent Gillis
Discover the disturbing details that leave no doubt as to why authorities called Sean Vincent Gillis "a true serial killer."
ABSCAM, Mel Weinberg, And The Real Story Behind ‘American Hustle’
How the daring 1970s FBI sting known as ABSCAM employed con man Mel Weinberg to take down corrupt politicians.
How A Small Texas Town Paid A Conman A Ton Of Money To Build “The World’s Littlest Skyscraper”
J.D. McMahon promised Wichita Falls a skyscraper befitting the prospering boom town. Unknown to townspeople, the con man drew up blueprints for a building 480 inches tall, instead of the 480 feet he promised.
This Week In History News, July 8 – 14
Centuries-old stone may solve Lost Roanoke Colony mystery, new study says we didn't all evolve from one population, unearthed ancient Egyptian sarcophagus contains unknown body.
Giuseppe Zangara Tried To Shoot FDR — But Missed And Killed Another Powerful Politician Instead
Giuseppe Zangara was an unemployed bricklayer unwilling to wait for President-Elect FDR to take office to blame him for his problems.
How John Gotti Jr. Lived The Mob Life — And Then Walked Away
Mobster John Gotti Jr. was born into underworld royalty and followed in his infamous father's footsteps for years, before finally walking away.
How Claire Phillips Used Her Gentleman’s Club As A Front For A World War II Spy Ring
Claire Phillips was a smalltown girl who incredibly wound up running a spy ring for the United States in the Japan-occupied Philippines.
Why Some Wounded Civil War Soldiers Actually Glowed In The Dark – And Lived Because Of It
"Angel's Glow" was a phenomenon of the Civil War in which soldiers' wounds seemed to glow in the dark. It took 139 years to figure out why.
How Mob Hitman Johnny Martorano Admitted To Killing At Least 20 People — And Then Walked Free
The government not only eventually let Johnny Martorano off the hook, they also gave him $20,000 to start a new life.
How “Crazy Joe” Gallo Started A Mafia War — And Paid For It With His Life
Joe Gallo was known as "Crazy Joe" for a reason.
Angelo Ruggiero: The Psycho Gangster Whose Wiretapped Rants Helped Bring The Mob Down
Angelo Ruggiero rose to the top of the New York underworld with John Gotti — until he and his big mouth helped bring the mob to its knees.