History’s 10 Deadliest Snipers

The modern sniper showed up some time around the late nineteenth century, especially during the American Civil War. While still not known as ‘snipers’, sharpshooters were used by both Union and Confederate forces throughout the conflict, even if in a limited capacity. Their role would be vastly expanded by the turn of the century, when […]

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10 Notorious Female Crime Bosses

Think of a notorious crime boss from history and you’re probably picturing a man. Al Capone, Pablo Escobar, El Chapo, Lucky Luciano, Carlo Gambino, the CIA…  However, plenty of women have been in charge – and not just as madams of brothels. Here are 10 of the most notorious. 10. Cheng Chui Ping, “Sister Ping” […]

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10 Famous People Born on Halloween

Some folks have all the luck. Such as anyone born on Halloween. Cake, candy, and costumes — all in one night!  The festive holiday dates back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, in which people lit bonfires and wore costumes to ward off ghosts. In the 8th century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 […]

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10 Lesser-Known Heroes of the Holocaust

Most of us are aware of the work of Oskar Schindler thanks to the film Schindler’s List. Less well known are the “Righteous Among the Nations.” These are non-Jewish people recognized by Israel as having put their own lives on the line during the Holocaust to rescue Jewish people from the Nazis. Like Schindler, they […]

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