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Meet Joe Valachi: The First Mobster To Expose The Mafia’s Darkest Secrets

Meet Joe Valachi: The First Mobster To Expose The Mafia’s Darkest Secrets

The Mafia had operated with near-immunity until Joe Valachi spilled his guts to the U.S. Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, the Justice Department, the FBI, and on a radio broadcast.
Meet Bobby Beausoleil: The Haight-Ashbury Hippie Who Became A Manson Family Murderer

Meet Bobby Beausoleil: The Haight-Ashbury Hippie Who Became A Manson Family Murderer

With the help of Charles Manson, Bobby Beausoleil went from just another struggling actor and musician to a world-famous murderer.
This Week In History News, June 30 – July 6

This Week In History News, June 30 – July 6

Ancient Iraqi palace uncovered, World War II servicemen's remains found, biblical mosaics from 1.600-year-old synagogue brought to light.
Arnold Rothstein: King Gambler, Bootlegger, First Modern Drug Lord, Fixer Of 1919 World Series

Arnold Rothstein: King Gambler, Bootlegger, First Modern Drug Lord, Fixer Of 1919 World Series

Jewish gangster Arnold "the Brain" Rothstein built a criminal empire based on drug and alcohol trafficking before meeting a tragic — and surprisingly ironic — end.
17-Year-Old Kitty Lutesinger Helped Police Nab The Manson Family For The Tate Murders

17-Year-Old Kitty Lutesinger Helped Police Nab The Manson Family For The Tate Murders

Kathryn "Kitty" Lutesinger told the police about a fellow Manson Family member who bragged about stabbing someone. That someone? A murder victim at Sharon Tate's house.
Mary Brunner, A Librarian From Wisconsin, Was Charles Manson’s First Recruit

Mary Brunner, A Librarian From Wisconsin, Was Charles Manson’s First Recruit

Mary Brunner immediately fell under Charles Manson's spell. She bore his son, aided in a murder, and attempted to hijack a plane in his name.
Meet Santo Trafficante: The ‘Silent Don’ Who Tried To Kill Castro And May Have Killed JFK

Meet Santo Trafficante: The ‘Silent Don’ Who Tried To Kill Castro And May Have Killed JFK

They called him the "Silent Don" because he lived an unassuming lifestyle, but Florida Godfather Santo Trafficante Jr. was as ruthless as they come.
Meet Ellen and William Craft, The Slaves Who Escaped To Freedom Disguised As A Slave Owner And His Valet

Meet Ellen and William Craft, The Slaves Who Escaped To Freedom Disguised As A Slave Owner And His Valet

After 200 miles aboard a train owned by their master and a nail-biting boat ride, Ellen and William Craft made their way to Philadelphia to become free.
San Francisco School Board Votes To Remove Mural Depicting George Washington’s Life

San Francisco School Board Votes To Remove Mural Depicting George Washington’s Life

"What images do they see? Dead Indians to the left and African Americans to the right in bondage."
The Forgotten Story Of Wojciech Frykowski, Who Was Stabbed To Death By The Manson Gang

The Forgotten Story Of Wojciech Frykowski, Who Was Stabbed To Death By The Manson Gang

Wojciech Frykowski was an aspiring writer from Poland who tried to make it in Hollywood with the help of his friend, Roman Polanski. But his connections would prove deadly.
Paul Watkins Was Charles Manson’s Recruiter — Then He Helped Bring The Cult Leader Down

Paul Watkins Was Charles Manson’s Recruiter — Then He Helped Bring The Cult Leader Down

From an A student to a hippie drifter, Paul Watkins thought he'd found meaning at the Spahn Ranch with the Manson Family — until Manson tried to kill him.