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The Haunting Story Of John Lennon’s Death At The Hands Of A Crazed Fan

The Haunting Story Of John Lennon’s Death At The Hands Of A Crazed Fan

On December 8, 1980, a young man named Mark David Chapman asked John Lennon for his autograph in New York. Hours later, he fired four hollow-point bullets into Lennon's back — killing him almost instantly.
The Story Of Catherine Howard, Henry VIII’s Other Beheaded Wife

The Story Of Catherine Howard, Henry VIII’s Other Beheaded Wife

Catherine Howard was just a teenager when she married the middle-aged King Henry VIII in 1540 — and she was decapitated on his orders just two years later.
Why Zachary Taylor’s Death May Make Him The First President Ever Assassinated In American History

Why Zachary Taylor’s Death May Make Him The First President Ever Assassinated In American History

Ever since President Zachary Taylor died suddenly in 1850 after just 16 months in office, many have suspected foul play on the part of his political enemies.
Inside Templo Mayor, The Mythic Aztec Temple Of Skulls That Terrified The Spanish Conquistadors

Inside Templo Mayor, The Mythic Aztec Temple Of Skulls That Terrified The Spanish Conquistadors

Experts weren't sure whether to believe Hernán Cortés' reports of an Aztec temple with a wall featuring 130,000 human skulls — until a 2017 excavation revealed the chilling truth.
Who Wrote The Declaration Of Independence? The Full, Complicated Story

Who Wrote The Declaration Of Independence? The Full, Complicated Story

While Thomas Jefferson was the main author of the Declaration of Independence, the congressional committee of John Adams, Ben Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston played an important role.
How Scores Of Abolitionists Risked Their Lives To Free 100,000 Slaves On The Underground Railroad

How Scores Of Abolitionists Risked Their Lives To Free 100,000 Slaves On The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad was neither underground nor a railroad — but it did fight the system of slavery by secretly shepherding slaves to freedom in the North.
Ted Bundy’s Victims And Their Forgotten Stories

Ted Bundy’s Victims And Their Forgotten Stories

How many people did Ted Bundy kill? We may never know the full extent of Bundy's heinous crimes, but we can share the tales of the women who we know crossed his path.
Leno And Rosemary LaBianca: The Couple Brutally Murdered By The Manson Family

Leno And Rosemary LaBianca: The Couple Brutally Murdered By The Manson Family

The night after murdering Sharon Tate and her friends, the Manson Family stabbed Leno and Rosemary LaBianca to death.
Meet The Entelodont, The Horse-Sized “Hell Pig” Whose Teeth Were As Thick As A Human Wrist

Meet The Entelodont, The Horse-Sized “Hell Pig” Whose Teeth Were As Thick As A Human Wrist

Weighing in at 2,000 pounds and sporting arm-sized fangs, the entelodont earned its status as the "hell pig" of prehistoric North America.
Susan Atkins: The Manson Family Member Who Killed Sharon Tate

Susan Atkins: The Manson Family Member Who Killed Sharon Tate

Susan Atkins fell in love with Charles Manson the minute she met him in San Francisco. She loved him so much, in fact, she obeyed his orders to kill.
Patricia Krenwinkel: From Catholic Student To Manson Family Murderess

Patricia Krenwinkel: From Catholic Student To Manson Family Murderess

Patricia Krenwinkel once thought she'd become a nun. Instead, she became a part of Charles Manson's "family" and killed in his name.