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The amazing human mind has no ending. Many years of human evolution has so many little pieces which we will try to put them in order.

Texarkana Moonlight Unsolved Murders

In 1946, a sadistic killer dressed in a white mask terrorized the small town of Texarkana at night. Texarkana, a small town that straddles the state line between Texas and Arkansas, is also known as The Town That Dreaded Sundown, thanks to the 1976 horror flick of the same name. Set in Texarkana and based loosely on a string of local slayings, the proto-slasher film came out just two [...]

By | 2017-09-11T09:27:43+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Historical Events|0 Comments

Jonestown: Mass Suicide Nov 18, 1978

On November 18, 1978, Peoples Temple leader Jim Jones instructed all members living in the Jonestown, Guyana compound to commit an act of "revolutionary suicide," by drinking poisoned punch. In all, 918 people died that day, nearly a third of whom were children. The Jonestown Massacre was the most deadly single non-natural disaster in U.S. history until September 11, 2001. The Jonestown Massacre also remains the only time in [...]

By | 2017-09-09T17:32:59+00:00 September 9th, 2017|Historical Events|0 Comments

Ferdinand Magellan: Portuguese Explorer

While in the service of Spain, the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan led the first European voyage of discovery to circumnavigate the globe. “The Church says that the Earth is flat, but I know that it is round. For I have seen the shadow of the earth on the moon and I have more faith in the Shadow than in the Church.” —Ferdinand Magellan Ferdinand Magellan was born in Portugal, [...]

By | 2017-09-08T11:50:05+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Historical Events, Public Figures|0 Comments

Detroit riots 1967: The 12th Street Riot

The 1967 Detroit Riots were among the most violent and destructive riots in U.S. history. By the time the bloodshed, burning, and looting ended after five days, 43 people were dead, 342 injured, nearly 1,400 buildings had been burned and some 7,000 National Guard and U.S. Army troops had been called into service. Race Relations in 1960S America In the sweltering summer of 1967, Detroit’s predominantly African-American neighborhood of [...]

By | 2017-09-07T18:06:55+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Historical Events|0 Comments

Brenda Spencer: Cleveland Elementary School Shooting

On January 29, 1979, 16-year-old Brenda Spencer killed two people and wounded nine when she fired on San Diego's Grover Cleveland Elementary School with a .22-caliber rifle from her family's house across the street. The two victims were Principal Burton Wragg and custodian Mike Suchar. Eight students and a police officer were wounded. Spencer, the original high-school rampage, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon [...]

By | 2017-09-06T11:29:34+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Historical Events, Public Figures|0 Comments

Iron Face Mask: The Unidentified Prisoner

The man in the iron face mask, French l’homme au masque de fer (born c. 1658?—died November 19, 1703, Paris, France), political prisoner, famous in French history and legend, who died in the Bastille in 1703, during the reign of Louis XIV. There is no historical evidence that the mask was made of anything but black velvet (velours), and only afterward did legend convert its material into iron. He [...]

By | 2017-08-31T18:33:41+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Historical Events, Public Figures|0 Comments

House of the Bulgarian Communist Party

Resembling a UFO perched high on a peak of the Balkan Mountains, the House of the Bulgarian Communist Party was built as a monument to commemorate the founding of the Bulgarian Social Democratic Party. After a quarter of a century of abandonment, the monument has been stripped and looted. In 1891 the Turks were being expelled from Bulgaria marking the end of 500 years of Ottoman Rule in the [...]

By | 2017-08-31T07:33:51+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Historical Events|0 Comments

Flight 411 Olympic Airways 1978, Terror over Athens

The tragedy that shocked the Olympic Airways On the morning of August 9, 1978, Greece would live near the biggest aviation-and not just the tragedy of history, as the jumbo of flight 411 would fall within the densely populated neighborhoods of Athens, if not at its own center. Olympic Airways had scheduled Flight 411 from Athens to New York, with one of the four Boeing 747-200s in its fleet. [...]

By | 2017-08-31T08:28:16+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Historical Events|0 Comments

Sarasota Assassination Society: Secret Organization

The New York Times called them the "notorious Sarasota Assassination Society." Thus did the Sara Sota Vigilance Committee make the national news when members of the committee were brought to trial in 1885 for the murders of residents Charles Abbe and Harrison Riley. Charles Abbe moved with his wife and two daughters to the early community of Sara Sota, on Sarasota Bay south of Hudson Bayou, in the 1870s. [...]

By | 2017-08-31T09:48:58+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Historical Events|0 Comments

Jesse Owens: American Track and Field Athlete

At the 1936 Berlin Olympics, African American track star Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal of the Games in the 4×100-meter relay. His relay team set a new world record of 39.8 seconds, which held for 20 years. In their strong showing in track-and-field events at the XIth Olympiad, Jesse Owens and other African American athletes struck a propaganda blow against Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, who planned to [...]

By | 2017-08-31T09:55:43+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Historical Events, Public Figures|0 Comments

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