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James Earl Ray: The Assassin of Martin Luther King Jr

James Earl Ray is infamous for assassinating civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968. “I had nothing to do with killing [Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.].” —James Earl Ray James Earl Ray was born in Alton, Illinois, on March 10, 1928. A confirmed racist and small-time criminal, Ray began plotting the assassination of revered civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in early 1968. James Earl Ray [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:47:23+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Griselda Blanco: Queen of Cocaine

Infamous drug trafficker Griselda Blanco is suspected of committing more than 200 murders while transporting cocaine from Colombia to the U.S. She was murdered in Colombia in 2012. Born in Colombia on February 15, 1943, Griselda Blanco, also known as "The Godmother," is suspected of committing more than 200 murders while transporting cocaine from Colombia to New York, Miami, and Southern California. On the run from the law for [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:51:10+00:00 July 29th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Mark David Chapman: John Lennon’s Killer

Mark David Chapman is best known for murdering John Lennon outside of the musician's New York City apartment building in 1980. Born in Texas in 1955, Mark David Chapman endured a troubled childhood before becoming a born-again Christian. He shot and killed John Lennon outside of the iconic musician's Manhattan apartment building on December 8, 1980, claiming he did so because of the ex-Beatle's immense fame. Sentenced to 20 [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:56:09+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Leon Czolgosz: Assassination of President Mckinley

Leon Frank Czolgosz is known as the assassin who killed President William McKinley. “I killed the President because he was the enemy of the good people—the good working people... I am not sorry for my crime.” —Leon Frank Czolgosz Leon Czolgosz was born in 1873 in Michigan. He came from a poor immigrant family and started working when he was only 10, later suffering a mental breakdown. In September [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:56:39+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria

It's an event that is widely acknowledged to have sparked the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, nephew of Emperor Franz Josef and heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is shot to death along with his wife by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on this day in 1914. The great Prussian statesman Otto von Bismarck, the man most responsible for the unification of Germany in 1871, was quoted [...]

By | 2017-10-30T09:28:27+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, World War I|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Assassination of President John F.Kennedy

Shortly after noon on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas. By the fall of 1963, President John F. Kennedy and his political advisers were preparing for the next presidential campaign. Although he had not formally announced his candidacy, it was clear that President Kennedy was going to run and he seemed confident about his [...]

By | 2017-01-01T14:41:14+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Categories: Historical Events, Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Abraham Lincoln: The Assassination

On April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth, a famous actor and Confederate sympathizer, fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln at a play at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. The attack came only five days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his massive army at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively ending the American Civil War. Abraham Lincoln’s killer, John Wilkes Booth, was a Maryland native born in 1838 who remained in [...]

By | 2016-12-28T16:44:11+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Categories: Historical Events, Public Figures|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

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