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Josef Jakobs: The Bungling Nazi Spy And Last Person To Die At The Tower Of London

Josef Jakobs: The Bungling Nazi Spy And Last Person To Die At The Tower Of London

Because he bungled his landing after jumping from a Nazi plane into England and broke his ankle, when he was captured, Josef Jakobs' execution was done as he sat.
Hermann Göring Was The Second-Most Powerful Man In Nazi Germany, And He Loved To Party

Hermann Göring Was The Second-Most Powerful Man In Nazi Germany, And He Loved To Party

Hermann Göring was a flying ace, creator of the Gestapo, and one-time president of the Reichstag — he was also overweight and into drugs.
Yeshua: The Name Jesus’ Friends And Family Would Have Called Him While He Was Alive

Yeshua: The Name Jesus’ Friends And Family Would Have Called Him While He Was Alive

Jesus' real name, Yeshua, evolved over millennia in a case of transliteration.
The Tragic Full Story Behind The Death Of Marilyn Monroe

The Tragic Full Story Behind The Death Of Marilyn Monroe

The police initially called it an accident, the coroner said it was a suicide, and conspiracy theorists say it was murder. But what is the real truth about the death of Marilyn Monroe?
How Did Elvis Die? The True Story Of Presley’s Death

How Did Elvis Die? The True Story Of Presley’s Death

From the official cause to the underlying factors to the doctor who may have been responsible, learn the full answer behind the question of how did Elvis die.
He Was Hollywood’s Favorite Native American, But Iron Eyes Cody Wasn’t Native At All

He Was Hollywood’s Favorite Native American, But Iron Eyes Cody Wasn’t Native At All

Iron Eyes Cody quickly became Hollywood's go-to actor for Native American roles, but America's noble "Indian" was of Sicilian descent.
The West Africa Squadron: The British Royal Navy’s Deadly Battle To End The Slave Trade

The West Africa Squadron: The British Royal Navy’s Deadly Battle To End The Slave Trade

The West Africa Squadron faced the seemingly insurmountable task of trying to eliminate the slave trade for good.
Operation Greif: When German Commandos Were Trained To Act American And Wreak Total Havoc Behind Enemy Lines

Operation Greif: When German Commandos Were Trained To Act American And Wreak Total Havoc Behind Enemy Lines

Hitler had German commandos trained to infiltrate allied territory in a Trojan Horse mission that caused confusion and chaos among real American soldiers.
The Short Life Of Tatiana Romanov, Daughter Of Russia’s Last Tsar

The Short Life Of Tatiana Romanov, Daughter Of Russia’s Last Tsar

Beautiful, elegant, and kind, Grand Duchess Tatiana Romanov was born in one of the world's most exquisite palaces and met her bloody end in the basement of a desolate house in Siberia.
How Gaëtan Dugas Erroneously Became “AIDS Patient Zero”

How Gaëtan Dugas Erroneously Became “AIDS Patient Zero”

The real Gaëtan Dugas was not the monstrous "AIDS Patient Zero" the media portrayed him to be — and even helped the CDC fight the disease.
The Tragic Story Of Maria Romanov, The Beautiful Daughter Of Russia’s Last Tsar

The Tragic Story Of Maria Romanov, The Beautiful Daughter Of Russia’s Last Tsar

Though Anastasia is more widely remembered, here's why Maria Romanov remains the most captivating daughter of Tsar Nicholas II.