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Virgil Earp: The Peacekeeping Lawman Of Tombstone, Arizona

Virgil Earp: The Peacekeeping Lawman Of Tombstone, Arizona

Though he was the appointed lawman at the time of the shootout at the O.K. Corral, Virgil Earp remained obscure compared to his younger brother Wyatt.
King Henry VI Had Courtiers Help Him And Queen Margaret Have Sex And Procreate, Study Claims

King Henry VI Had Courtiers Help Him And Queen Margaret Have Sex And Procreate, Study Claims

King Henry VI and Queen Margaret of Anjou famously failed to produce an heir for eight years. New records indicate the pair may have brought some experts into the bedroom to help.
Fragging: When Soldiers In Vietnam Revolted Against Their Officers By Murdering Them With Grenades

Fragging: When Soldiers In Vietnam Revolted Against Their Officers By Murdering Them With Grenades

In the jungles of Vietnam where order and discipline hung by a thread, some officers faced a danger greater than the Viet Cong: their own men.
Reinhard Heydrich: The Organizer Of The Holocaust Who Even Hitler Thought Was Cruel

Reinhard Heydrich: The Organizer Of The Holocaust Who Even Hitler Thought Was Cruel

Reinhard Heydrich had many nicknames: "the Blond Beast," "the Hangman," and "the Butcher of Prague" — but none of them quite captured just how ruthless he was.
This Week In History News, Feb. 10 – 16

This Week In History News, Feb. 10 – 16

Study shows Native American genocide caused ice age, Hitler's paintings go up for auction, text reveals medieval nun fled to "pursue carnal lust."
30 Great Depression Pictures Brought To Life In Stunning Color

30 Great Depression Pictures Brought To Life In Stunning Color

From farms to factories, these colorized Great Depression pictures help reveal what American history's worst economic catastrophe was like for those who lived through it.
James Watt May Not Be The Best Known Inventor, But Without Him, The Modern World May Not Exist

James Watt May Not Be The Best Known Inventor, But Without Him, The Modern World May Not Exist

John Watt's steam engine not only streamlined travel and manufacturing, but was also an impetus for the Industrial Revolution.
US Navy Shipwreck Of World War II-Era USS Hornet Found 17,500 Feet Underwater After 76 Years

US Navy Shipwreck Of World War II-Era USS Hornet Found 17,500 Feet Underwater After 76 Years

Through a research expedition funded by late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, the deep sea R/V Petrel vessel located the USS Hornet and captured priceless footage.
Medieval Sword Pulled Out Of Danish Sewer With Blade Still Intact

Medieval Sword Pulled Out Of Danish Sewer With Blade Still Intact

"The best explanation we can come up with is that the owner of the sword was defeated in a battle."
How A Jewish Mobster Became The Leader Of A Nazi-Punching Gang On The Brink Of World War II

How A Jewish Mobster Became The Leader Of A Nazi-Punching Gang On The Brink Of World War II

In 1936, New York congressman Nathan Perlman asked Jewish mob boss Meyer Lansky to intimidate Nazi sympathizers across the city. The mafioso even did it for free.
John Du Pont And The Murder Of Dave Schultz: The True Story Behind ‘Foxcatcher’

John Du Pont And The Murder Of Dave Schultz: The True Story Behind ‘Foxcatcher’

Millionaire John du Pont was certainly eccentric, but Dave Schultz never anticipated that he could be a murderer.