by Lee Brown Convicted madam Ghislaine Maxwell has said she feels “so bad” for her “dear friend” Prince Andrew — and heartbroken at the end of her “special friendship” with former President Bill Clinton. In a series of jailhouse interviews for an upcoming TV documentary, Maxwell decried the fact that famous friends have been hurt and “canceled” through theirContinue reading “True Crime Sundays: Ghislaine Maxwell dishes on ‘dear friend’ Prince Andrew, ‘special’ pal Bill Clinton”
Category Archives: Historical Facts
Travel Thursdays: 23 Castles You Might Not Expect to Find Hiding in the U.S.
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History Lesson Tuesdays: Alexander Graham Bell Received A Patent for the Telephone. March 7, 1876
Plus 6 Fast Facts About Alexander Graham Bell. by John P. Rafferty individual encyclopedia entries about the topics. Alexander Graham Bell, best known as the inventor of the telephone, also made other significant contributions to society during his extraordinary life. He created other useful tools and devices, he made a lifelong commitment to deaf education, and he helpedContinue reading “History Lesson Tuesdays: Alexander Graham Bell Received A Patent for the Telephone. March 7, 1876”
True Crime Sundays: Alex Murdaugh trial: Murdaugh testifies he did not shoot wife, son, blames drug addiction for lies to police.
by Barnini Chakraborty Alex Murdaugh, a once-wealthy and powerful South Carolina attorney on trial for allegedly shooting his wife and son, took the stand Thursday, testifying he had no part in the grisly double murder and blaming an addiction to painkillers for his erratic behavior in front of friends and law enforcement officials. “I did not shootContinue reading “True Crime Sundays: Alex Murdaugh trial: Murdaugh testifies he did not shoot wife, son, blames drug addiction for lies to police.”
History Lesson Feb 28th, 1993. Waco, Texas Shoot Out with the FBI
Waco wā´kō [key], city (1990 pop. 103,590), seat of McLennan co., E central Tex., on the Brazos River, just below the mouth of the Bosque; inc. 1856. It is a rail junction and a trading, shipping, and industrial center. Agriculture and livestock raising are important to the economy, and there is diverse manufacturing. The Huecos (Wacos)Continue reading “History Lesson Feb 28th, 1993. Waco, Texas Shoot Out with the FBI”
History Lesson Tuesday: Malcolm X assassinated.
February 21, 1965: In New York City, Malcolm X, an African American nationalist and religious leader, is assassinated while addressing his Organization of Afro-American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights. He was 39. Born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1925, Malcolm was the son of James Earl Little, a Baptist preacher who advocated the Black nationalistContinue reading “History Lesson Tuesday: Malcolm X assassinated.”
True Crime Sundays: Death row inmate’s last words were ‘I’m ready to fly’ before lethal injection.
by Josh Milton A death row prisoner in Texas told his family ‘don’t worry about me, I’m ready to fly’ in his final words before being executed. Wesley Ruiz, 43, fatally shot a Dallas Police Senior Corporal Mark Nix nearly 16 years ago on March 2007 after a high-speed chase. Ruiz, who was Hispanic, receivedContinue reading “True Crime Sundays: Death row inmate’s last words were ‘I’m ready to fly’ before lethal injection.”
Travel Thursday: The Story Behind This Ghost Town Cemetery In Colorado Will Chill You To The Bone.
by Annie Cemeteries are a quiet place for grief and solace, but sometimes these seemingly innocent things can take an eerie turn. While cemeteries serve one purpose, some come off as – well, off – like this abandoned Colorado cemetery with a creepy story that will chill you to the bone: Located near Central City,Continue reading “Travel Thursday: The Story Behind This Ghost Town Cemetery In Colorado Will Chill You To The Bone.”
History Tuesdays: St. Valentine beheaded in 270 A.D.
On February 14, around the year 270 A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, is said to have been executed. Under the rule of Claudius the Cruel, Rome was involved in many unpopular and bloody campaigns. The emperor had to maintain a strong army, but was having aContinue reading “History Tuesdays: St. Valentine beheaded in 270 A.D.”
History Lesson Tuesdays: 1.27.2023 Auschwitz is Liberated
On January 27, 1945, Soviet troops enter Auschwitz, Poland, freeing the survivors of the network of concentration camps—and finally revealing to the world the depth of the horrors perpetrated there. Auschwitz was really a group of camps, designated I, II, and III. There were also 40 smaller “satellite” camps. It was at Auschwitz II, at Birkenau, established inContinue reading “History Lesson Tuesdays: 1.27.2023 Auschwitz is Liberated”