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Jesse James: The Confederate Avenger Who Became An American Folk Hero

Jesse James: The Confederate Avenger Who Became An American Folk Hero

He participated in an infamous massacre of Union soldiers, but when he got to write his own story, Jesse James cast himself as the Robin Hood of the Wild West.
California Governor Gavin Newsom Issues Formal Apology For State’s Role In Native American Genocide

California Governor Gavin Newsom Issues Formal Apology For State’s Role In Native American Genocide

With a California Indian Heritage Center, public apology, an executive order that codifies it, and a Truth and Healing Council to follow — Governor Newsom is making strides to make amends for the state's "dark history."
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 Veleda: The German Priestess Who Made The Romans Tremble

Meet Veleda: The German Priestess Who Made The Romans Tremble

Not only did Veleda prophesy her people's victory against Rome, she was also worshipped as a goddess.
At Least 10 Unexploded WWII Bombs Are Still Buried Underneath The Archaeological Site Of Pompeii

At Least 10 Unexploded WWII Bombs Are Still Buried Underneath The Archaeological Site Of Pompeii

Expert testimonials and old bombing maps from WWII confirm that there are unexploded bombs sitting dormant underneath Pompeii.
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.