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Kowloon Walled City: Populated Settlement

At its peak, Kowloon Walled City had a population density of 3,300,000 people per square mile. Occupying every inch of hundreds of mid-rise buildings, Kowloon was such a lawless maze of alleyways and secret staircases, that police from the outside world would rarely venture in without a sizable group. There were two main alleys on the ground as well, but they did not get any natural light, instead, the city [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:48:42+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Categories: Historical Events|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

Carlos the Jackal: Venezuelan Terrorist

Carlos the Jackal, byname of Ilich Ramírez Sánchez (born October 12, 1949, Caracas, Venezuela), Venezuelan militant who orchestrated some of the highest-profile terrorist attacks of the 1970s and ’80s. Ramírez was born into an upper-class Venezuelan family; his father operated a lucrative law practice. Ramírez’s father was a committed Marxist, and Ramírez received an education that emphasized communist political theory and revolutionary thought. Ramírez also traveled extensively, in the [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:52:32+00:00 July 26th, 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

Blackout NYC 1977: Biggest Looting and Chaos

The blackout that hit New York on this day, July 13, in 1977 was too many a metaphor for the gloom that had already settled in the city. An economic decline, coupled with rising crime rates and the panic-provoking (and paranoia-inducing) Son of Sam murders, had combined to make the late 1970s New York’s Dark Ages. Then lightning struck, and the city went dark for real. By the time [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:00:35+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: , |0 Comments

Iran Flight 655: An Unbelievable Crime

Iran flight 655, the flight of an Iranian airliner that was shot down by the missile cruiser USS Vincennes on July 3, 1988, over the Strait of Hormuz, killing all 290 people on board. The passenger plane, which was in Iranian airspace, had been incorrectly identified as a fighter jet. In July 1988 Iran and Iraq were in the midst of a war that included attacks on each other’s [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:31:57+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Dr Shipman: British Serial Killer with over 200 Kills

British serial killer Harold Shipman, who worked in England as a medical doctor, killed over 200 of his patients before his arrest in 1998. Born in England in 1946, serial killer Dr. Shipman attended Leeds School of Medicine and began working as a physician in 1970. Between then and his arrest in 1998, he killed at least 215 and possibly as many as 260 of his patients, injecting them with [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:38:29+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Waco Texas Siege: The FBI Massacre

Many people believe that David Koresh (or the Branch Davidians) were responsible for the deaths of the 74 men, women and children who died in the inferno at Waco Texas on April 19, 1993. This is the story that the FBI put out. It is a lie. The guns they had were legal. The local sheriff investigated and found no basis for complaints against them. These were law-abiding American citizens, [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:48:52+00:00 May 28th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: , |0 Comments

Camp Sabra and Shatila Massacre

An estimated 700 thousand to 1 million Palestinians became refugees in 1947 and 1948 as a result of Ben-Gurion’s Dalet Plan of ethnic cleansing, and the 1948 Arab-Israeli War that saw the establishment of the state of Israel. By 1949, an estimated 104,000 of these refugees arrived in Lebanon. Another wave of 450,000 Palestinian refugees fled Israel and the Israeli- occupied Palestinian territories in the aftermath of the 1967 [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:58:33+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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