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How The Rosewood Massacre Wiped Out An Entire Black Town

How The Rosewood Massacre Wiped Out An Entire Black Town

Following reports that a Black drifter assaulted a white woman, a racist mob razed the town of Rosewood, Florida in 1923 and killed as many as 150 people.
How Did John Belushi Die? The Real Story Of His Tragic Demise

How Did John Belushi Die? The Real Story Of His Tragic Demise

John Belushi died in Los Angeles on March 5, 1982 after drug dealer Cathy Smith injected him with a lethal combination of cocaine and heroin known as a "speedball."
Why The FBI Thought Ma Barker Was America’s Most Dangerous Mind In The 1930s

Why The FBI Thought Ma Barker Was America’s Most Dangerous Mind In The 1930s

As the matriarch of the Barker-Karpis gang, Ma Barker oversaw her sons commit a spree of robberies, kidnappings, and murders that terrorized 1920s and '30s America.
This 1969 Raid On The Black Panthers’ Headquarters Led To Militarized Policing In America

This 1969 Raid On The Black Panthers’ Headquarters Led To Militarized Policing In America

When the Black Panthers took up arms to protect their communities, governments passed new laws stripping their gun rights — and used military tactics to enforce them.
Meet Dr. Wouter Basson, The Ecstasy Cook Who Tried To Commit Genocide — And Got Away With It

Meet Dr. Wouter Basson, The Ecstasy Cook Who Tried To Commit Genocide — And Got Away With It

Regularly compared to Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, Dr. Wouter Basson was in charge of a top-secret South African biological warfare program behind numerous killings, poisonings, and kidnappings in the 1980s.
Who Wrote The Pledge Of Allegiance — And Why Its History Is Controversial

Who Wrote The Pledge Of Allegiance — And Why Its History Is Controversial

From its anti-immigrant origins to the Nazi-esque salute children used to make while saying it, this is the dark history behind the Pledge of Allegiance that you didn't learn in school.
U.S. Army Hangman John C. Woods Intentionally Botched Nazi Executions To Ensure Their Agonizing Deaths

U.S. Army Hangman John C. Woods Intentionally Botched Nazi Executions To Ensure Their Agonizing Deaths

John C. Woods lied to the U.S. Army and got them to promote him to the position of the official hangman of the Nazis at Nuremberg — and he made sure they suffered as they died.
Georg Elser Almost Assassinated Hitler Before Ending Up In A Concentration Camp

Georg Elser Almost Assassinated Hitler Before Ending Up In A Concentration Camp

Had Georg Elser's bomb exploded 13 minutes earlier on November 8, 1939, Hitler would have been blown apart in a Munich beer hall just after the start of World War II.
Ed Houben: The Sperm Donor Who Has Helped Dozens Of Women Conceive ‘Naturally’

Ed Houben: The Sperm Donor Who Has Helped Dozens Of Women Conceive ‘Naturally’

As a sperm donor, Ed Houben has helped conceive 106 children on his way to earning the title of "Europe's most virile man."
Franz Jägerstätter Chose The Guillotine Over Pledging Loyalty To Hitler

Franz Jägerstätter Chose The Guillotine Over Pledging Loyalty To Hitler

Ordered to join the German armed forces and become complicit in the evils of the Nazi regime, Franz Jägerstätter instead chose to refuse – and paid the ultimate price.
Sword Beach: The Allies’ First Step In Stopping Hitler During The Normandy Invasion

Sword Beach: The Allies’ First Step In Stopping Hitler During The Normandy Invasion

On June 6, 1944, now known as D-Day, the Allied forces landed on Sword Beach as a part of their invasion of Normandy — and nearly all but won it in two hours.