Lizzie Borden was a Massachusetts woman who was born into a wealthy and well-respected family in their community. She was close to her father and her older sister Emma, but Lizzie’s relationship with her stepmother Abby was more strained. In 1892, the Borden family was violently torn apart, when Lizzie’s father and stepmother were found […]
Most veterans returning from World War II brought home souvenirs. However, some left Europe with their own collection of riches worth millions of dollars, including the Hesse Crown jewels, which ended up in the hands of American officers stationed in Germany.
The Molly Maguires was an Irish 19th-century secret society active in Ireland, Liverpool and parts of the eastern United States, best known for their activism among Irish-American and Irish immigrant coal miners in Pennsylvania. After a series of often violent conflicts, twenty suspected members of the Molly Maguires were convicted of murder and other crimes […]
The ODESSA is an American codename (from the German: Organisation der ehemaligen SS-Angehörigen, meaning: Organization of Former SS Members) coined in 1946 for a possible Nazi underground escape plan at the end of World War II by a group of SS officers with the aim of facilitating secret escape routes. The idea has been widely […]
The Utah War (1857–1858), also known as the Utah Expedition, Utah Campaign, Buchanan’s Blunder,[ the Mormon War, or the Mormon Rebellion was an armed confrontation between Mormon settlers in the Utah Territory and the armed forces of the United States government. The confrontation lasted from May 1857 to July 1858. There were some casualties, mostly […]