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8 Famous Assassinations That Changed The Course Of History
These famous assassinations didn't just end the life of a single political figure. They sparked conspiracy theories, civil, and world wars— and would ultimately reroute the course of history.
Gabriele D’Annunzio, the Italian Writer Who Inspired Mussolini And Started The First Fascist State
Gabriele D'Annunzio, a professional provocateur, led the world's first fascist state and a life so unprecedented that it's hard to separate the truth from the fiction.
This Week In History News, Sept. 16 – 22
Woman who seduced and killed Nazis as a teen dies at 92, scientists unearth mummified Ice Age wolf pup, researchers find evidence of medieval female pope.
Famed WWII Veteran, Glenn Frazier, Passes Away At Age 94
After surrendering to Japanese forces, Frazier was forced to embark on the harrowing 65-mile Bataan Death March in the Philippines when he was just 17-years-old.
‘Miss Hitler 2018’ Pageant Pulled From Russian Social Media After Complaints
The pageant called for women that are “pure-blood” and "love an honor" Adolf Hitler to enter via social media.
Masamune, The 13th-Century Japanese Swordsmith Who Was The Stuff Of Legends
Legend says that his swords were so well-made, their layers went to a point that was but one atom thick.
Freddie Oversteegen, The Dutch Resistance Fighter Who Seduced And Killed Nazis As A Teen, Dies at 92
When she was just 14-years-old, Freddie Oversteegen joined the resistance and fought against the Nazis in World War II.
How Meyer Lansky, The “Mob’s Accountant”, Modernized Organized Crime
The math whiz used his wits to reorganize crime into what looked like, on paper, a legitimate business.
How ‘Operation Finale’ Finally Brought Nazi Fugitive Adolf Eichmann To Justice
Adolf Eichmann evaded capture and trial for nearly 15 years before Israeli Agents were tipped off by a young Jewish woman.
How The “Phoney War” Early On In WWII Gave Germany The Advantage
Before WWII went into full swing, there was a brief period of silence known as The Phoney War in which the Germans took full advantage.
ICE Deports Jakiw Palij, 95-Year-Old Former Nazi Death Camp Guard Who Killed 6,000 Jews In One Day
The United States had worked for nearly 14 years to deport Jakiw Palij, but no country would accept him — until now.