The Gruesome Crimes Of Martha Place, The First Woman To Die In The Electric Chair
Martha Place brutally murdered her 17-year-old stepdaughter Ida with acid in 1898 and was executed by electric chair the following year.
The Chilling Crimes Of David Carpenter, The Trailside Killer
Between 1979 and 1981, David Carpenter murdered so many people along Bay Area nature trails that some parks posted ominous "Do Not Hike Alone" warning signs.
In 1958, The Martin Family Suddenly Vanished — And Oregon Police Still Don’t Know What Happened To Them
An Oregon family of five vanished days before Christmas. Was it an accident or murder?
The Little-Known Story Of The Black Tom Explosion That Rocked New York In 1916
During World War I, German saboteurs ignited 2 million pounds of munitions on Black Tom Island in New York Harbor, triggering one of the largest explosions to ever occur on American soil.
The Story Of Eva Braun, Adolf Hitler’s Mistress, Wife, And Suicide Partner
After meeting Adolf Hitler when she was 17 years old, Eva Braun became the Nazi dictator's long-time mistress before marrying him on April 29, 1945.
The Grisly Story Of The Purrington Massacre, When A Revolutionary War Veteran Killed His Family With An Axe
In 1806, well-respected farmer James Purrington suddenly decided to murder his wife and seven of his children, leaving his neighbors in small-town Maine shocked and horrified.
The Tragic Story Of The Groveland Four, The Black Men Who Were Accused Of Rape In Jim Crow Florida
In July 1949, Norma Padgett accused four Black men of sexually assaulting her and violent mobs quickly formed to bring her attackers to justice — destroying the lives of four innocent men.
The Story Of Izola Ware Curry, The Woman Who Almost Assassinated Martin Luther King Jr.
A decade before MLK's assassination, a Black woman named Izola Ware Curry stabbed him with a letter opener at a Harlem book signing, nearly leaving him dead.
The Heroic Story Of Carl Brashear, The First Black Master Diver In The U.S. Navy
The subject of the movie Men of Honor, Carl Brashear battled racism to become the U.S. Navy's first Black master diver — even after losing one of his legs.
The Little-Known Story Of The Colfax Massacre, The Worst Episode Of Racial Violence During Reconstruction
After the 1872 gubernatorial election in Louisiana, KKK members and former Confederates stormed a courthouse occupied by Black militiamen — and killed as many as 150 of them.
Inside The Fascinating True Story Of Louis Braille — And How He Created A Revolutionary Alphabet For The Blind
Blinded as a 3-year-old boy, Louis Braille went on to become a renowned French educator in the 19th century, developing the famous Braille system that’s still used today.