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The Unfortunate Story Of Pete Best: The ‘Fifth’ Beatle The Band Left Behind

The Unfortunate Story Of Pete Best: The ‘Fifth’ Beatle The Band Left Behind

Before Ringo Starr, the Beatles toured with drummer Pete Best, but differences led to his ousting just before the band reached worldwide success.
How Paul Castellano Became “The Boss Of Bosses” — And Then Was Brazenly Murdered By John Gotti

How Paul Castellano Became “The Boss Of Bosses” — And Then Was Brazenly Murdered By John Gotti

On December 16, 1985, John Gotti organized a ruthless hit on Gambino crime boss Paul Castellano outside Sparks Steak House in New York City. It was a murder that would change the Mafia forever.
Unlocking The Mystery Of Peru’s Massive Nazca Lines

Unlocking The Mystery Of Peru’s Massive Nazca Lines

Dating back to 100 B.C., the Nazca lines have been called the "Eighth Wonder of the World."
Why Johnny Ringo Is The Most Interesting Old West Outlaw You’ve Never Heard Of

Why Johnny Ringo Is The Most Interesting Old West Outlaw You’ve Never Heard Of

A gentleman gunslinger who could quote Shakespeare, Johnny Ringo was a mythic gunslinger who died a mysterious death befitting his legend.
The Trail Of Tears: Government-Orchestrated Ethnic Cleansing That Removed 100,000 Native Americans From Their Ancestral Lands

The Trail Of Tears: Government-Orchestrated Ethnic Cleansing That Removed 100,000 Native Americans From Their Ancestral Lands

Between 1830 and 1850, the U.S. government forced the Cherokee, the Choctaw, and other tribes off their ancestral lands with deadly force in what's become known as the Trail of Tears.
Inside The Terrifying But Necessary Job Of A Medieval Plague Doctor

Inside The Terrifying But Necessary Job Of A Medieval Plague Doctor

The costume of a plague doctor featured an all-leather ensemble, a beak-like mask stuffed with burning herbs, and a top hat — which signaled that the person was, in fact, a doctor.
Meet Griselda Blanco, The ‘Queen Of Cocaine’ Who Ruled Her Drug Empire With An Iron Fist

Meet Griselda Blanco, The ‘Queen Of Cocaine’ Who Ruled Her Drug Empire With An Iron Fist

In the early 1980s, Griselda Blanco was one of the most feared Colombian drug lords of the Miami underworld.
From Bullied Kid To TV Hero, Mister Rogers Really Was The Great Person You Think He Was

From Bullied Kid To TV Hero, Mister Rogers Really Was The Great Person You Think He Was

Fred Rogers, known as Mister Rogers, originally planned to become a Presbyterian minister. But he realized his true calling was teaching children how to love each other — and themselves.
The Little-Known Story Of Bobby Fischer: From America’s Best Chess Player To Isolated Madman

The Little-Known Story Of Bobby Fischer: From America’s Best Chess Player To Isolated Madman

Bobby Fischer had one of the greatest minds the world of chess had ever seen. Only one thing could keep him from holding onto the title of World Champion: himself.
How The Kray Twins Ruled The Underworld Of Swinging Sixties London In Style

How The Kray Twins Ruled The Underworld Of Swinging Sixties London In Style

The Kray brothers Ronnie and Reggie may have owned dozens of nightclubs and hobnobbed with celebrities, but they also committed some of the most shocking murders gangland London had ever seen.
After Pablo Escobar, There Was Don Berna — The Calculating Drug Lord No One Saw Coming

After Pablo Escobar, There Was Don Berna — The Calculating Drug Lord No One Saw Coming

Pablo Escobar was vicious, but Don Berna was strategic and calculating — maybe that's why he survived and Escobar didn't.