This Week In History News, August 13 – 19

Published August 18, 2017
Updated April 13, 2018

Postcard That Jack The Ripper Allegedly Sent To Police Is Up For Auction

Jack The Ripper Postcard

When the serial killer known as Jack the Ripper was on a murder spree in 1888, the Ealing Police Station and local journalists received many notes claiming to be from the man responsible for the killings.

One of them will be up for auction this October, nearly 130 years after it was sent.

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“The Most Bizarre Dinosaur Ever Found” Just Solved A Huge Evolutionary Mystery

Chilesaurus Full

Gabriel LíoChilesaurus diegosuarezi

A new analysis of a recently discovered “Frankenstein” dinosaur has revealed it to be the all-important missing link between disparate dinosaur species.

This week, archaeologists studying the bone structure of Chilesaurus diegosuarezi have concluded that the bizarre dinosaur was not an odd member of the theropod group, but instead an odd member of the ornithischia group of dinosaurs. This group includes spiny and plated dinosaurs like the well-known triceratops and stegosaurus.

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