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Inside The History Of Hoovervilles, The Vast Shanty Towns That Emerged Across America Amid The Great Depression

Inside The History Of Hoovervilles, The Vast Shanty Towns That Emerged Across America Amid The Great Depression

When thousands of Americans lost their homes during the Great Depression, many of them moved into makeshift encampments known as Hoovervilles that often had their own laws and systems of government.
The Story Of Valentina Vassilyev, The 18th-Century Russian Woman Who Reportedly Gave Birth To 69 Children

The Story Of Valentina Vassilyev, The 18th-Century Russian Woman Who Reportedly Gave Birth To 69 Children

Valentina Vassilyev holds the world record for "Most Prolific Mother" as she allegedly gave birth 27 times to 69 children between 1725 and 1765.
How Lisa McVey Outsmarted A Serial Killer — And Led Police Straight To His Door

How Lisa McVey Outsmarted A Serial Killer — And Led Police Straight To His Door

In November 1984, 17-year-old Lisa McVey was kidnapped by Bobby Joe Long. After surviving 26 hours of being raped and brutalized, she escaped and led police straight to him.
The True Story Of Lewis Latimer, The Inventor Who Made Electric Lights Possible

The True Story Of Lewis Latimer, The Inventor Who Made Electric Lights Possible

He played a pivotal role in the invention of the modern lightbulb and telephone, and he was the only Black member of Thomas Edison's elite research team. But who was Lewis Latimer?
The Life And Death Of Cesare Borgia, The Ruthless Conqueror Of Renaissance Europe

The Life And Death Of Cesare Borgia, The Ruthless Conqueror Of Renaissance Europe

Born around 1475 as Pope Alexander VI's illegitimate son, Cesare Borgia was a notorious noble, cardinal, and soldier who died brutally in 1507.
The Harrowing True Story Of The Aberfan Disaster That Killed 144 People In Wales

The Harrowing True Story Of The Aberfan Disaster That Killed 144 People In Wales

A catastrophic collapse of coal waste, the Aberfan disaster engulfed a small Welsh town in 1966, killing 116 children and 28 adults.
Operation Wrath of God, Israel’s Bloody Revenge Campaign Against Palestine

Operation Wrath of God, Israel’s Bloody Revenge Campaign Against Palestine

After the Munich Massacre of 1972, Israel's intelligence agency Mossad launched a top-secret assassination campaign against the militants involved — but it all unraveled when they killed an innocent man.
The True Story Of John Clem, The 12-Year-Old Boy Who Became A Civil War Officer

The True Story Of John Clem, The 12-Year-Old Boy Who Became A Civil War Officer

When a Confederate colonel called John Clem a "damned little Yankee devil" and demanded his surrender at the Battle of Chickamauga, John shot him — and became the youngest noncommissioned officer in U.S. Army history.
Inside The Chilling Flannan Isle Mystery Of The Three Lighthouse Keepers Who Suddenly Vanished In 1900

Inside The Chilling Flannan Isle Mystery Of The Three Lighthouse Keepers Who Suddenly Vanished In 1900

In December 1900, the keepers of the Flannan Isles Lighthouse off the northwest coast of Scotland mysteriously disappeared — and to this day, no one knows what happened.
Inside Marilyn Monroe’s House Where She Spent Her Final Days

Inside Marilyn Monroe’s House Where She Spent Her Final Days

Step inside Marilyn Monroe's house, the Spanish Colonial at 12305 Fifth Helena Drive in Brentwood, California where she spent her last days before dying in 1962.
Inside The Eerie Mystery Of The Circleville Letters That Terrorized An Ohio Town For Nearly 20 Years

Inside The Eerie Mystery Of The Circleville Letters That Terrorized An Ohio Town For Nearly 20 Years

Starting in the late 1970s, the anonymous Circleville letters were sent to hundreds of residents, local businesses, government offices, and others, threatening to reveal the recipients' darkest secrets — or worse.