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Outstanding people have shaped the course of history with their knowledge and creative genius, and we still enjoy their greatness up to this day.

Gary Ridgway: The Green River Killer

Gary Leon Ridgway (born February 18, 1949), also known as the Green River Killer, is an American serial killer. He was initially convicted of 48 separate murders and is presumed to be responsible for more than 90. As part of his plea bargain, an additional conviction was added, bringing the total number of convictions to 49, making him the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history according to confirmed murders. [...]

By | 2018-02-20T21:26:23+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Anatoly Onoprienko: The Beast of Ukraine

Anatoly Yuriyovych Onoprienko (25, 1959 – August 27, 2013) was a Ukrainian serial killer. He was also known by the nicknames The Beast of Ukraine, The Terminator, and Citizen O. After police arrested the 36-year-old former forestry student on April 16, 1996, Onoprienko confessed to killing 52 people. Birth and childhood Born in the village of Lasky in Zhytomyr Oblast, Onoprienko was the younger of two sons; his brother, Valentin, [...]

By | 2018-02-15T22:42:24+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , |0 Comments

Aileen Wuornos: American Serial Killer

Aileen Wuornos Pralle (born Aileen Carol Pittman; February 29, 1956 – October 9, 2002) was an American serial killer who murdered seven men in Florida between 1989 and 1990 by shooting them at point-blank range. Wuornos claimed that her victims had either raped or attempted to rape her while she was working as a sex worker and that all of the homicides were committed in self-defense. Aileen Wuornos was convicted and sentenced [...]

By | 2018-02-07T22:30:03+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Dolores O’Riordan: The Cranberries

Dolores O'Riordan (6 September 1971 – 15 January 2018) was an Irish singer, songwriter, and musician. She led the rock band The Cranberries from 1990 until their breakup in 2003; they reunited in 2009. O'Riordan's first solo album, Are You Listening?, was released in May 2007 and was followed up by No Baggage in 2009. O'Riordan was known for her lilting mezzo-soprano voice, her emphasized use of yodelling, and her strong [...]

By | 2018-02-03T17:19:42+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , |0 Comments

Sir Nicholas Winton: The Man who Rescue 669 Children

Sir Nicholas George Winton MBE (born Wertheim; 19 May 1909 – 1 July 2015) was a British humanitarian who organized the rescue of 669 children, most of them Jewish, from Czechoslovakia on the eve of the Second World War in an operation later known as the Czech Kindertransport. Winton found homes for the children and arranged for their safe passage to Britain. The world found out about his work over [...]

By | 2018-02-01T13:44:53+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , |0 Comments

Peter Manuel: American-Scottish Serial Killer

Peter Thomas Anthony Manuel (13 March 1927 – 11 July 1958) was an American-Scottish serial killer who was convicted of murdering a total of seven people across Lanarkshire and southern Scotland between 1956 and his arrest in January 1958 and is believed to have murdered two more, nine in all. Prior to his arrest, the media nicknamed the unidentified killer "the Beast of Birkenshaw". Manuel was hanged at Glasgow's Barlinnie [...]

By | 2018-01-30T14:33:00+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Dennis Rader, the BTK Killer: American Serial Killer

Dennis Lynn Rader (born March 9, 1945) is an American serial killer who murdered ten people in Sedgwick County, Kansas between 1974 and 1991. He is also known as the BTK Killer or the BTK Strangler. "BTK" stands for "Bind, Torture, Kill", which was his infamous signature. He sent letters describing the details of the murders to police and local news outlets before his arrest. After a decade-long hiatus, Rader [...]

By | 2018-01-28T13:30:49+00:00 January 28th, 2018|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Vasili Blokhin: Stalin’s Chief Executioner

Vasili Mikhailovich Blokhin was a Soviet Russian Major-General who served as the chief executioner of the Stalinist NKVD under the administrations of Genrikh Yagoda, Nikolai Yezhov, and Lavrentiy Beria. Hand-picked for the position by Joseph Stalin in 1926, Vasili Blokhin led a company of executioners that performed and supervised numerous mass executions during Stalin's reign, mostly during the Great Purge and World War II. He is recorded as having executed tens [...]

By | 2018-01-20T11:05:46+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Pedro Rodrigues Filho: Brazilian Serial Killer

Pedro Rodrigues Filho (born 17 June 1954 in Santa Rita do Sapucaí) is a Brazilian serial killer. Nicknamed Pedrinho Matador (Killer Petey) and arrested in 1973, in 2003 he was convicted of murdering at least 71 people and sentenced to 128 years in prison. Biography Pedro Rodrigues Filho was born on a farm in Santa Rita do Sapucaí, southern Minas Gerais state, with an injured skull, the result of beatings [...]

By | 2018-01-18T08:21:02+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Monster of Florence, Italian Serial Killer

The Monster of Florence (Italian: Il Mostro di Firenze) is the name commonly used by the media in Italy for a series of eight double murder cases that took place between 1968 and 1985 in the province of Florence, Italy. Prosecution offices carried on several investigations into the cases for many years. The courts reached the conclusion that the murders were not committed by a single person but by [...]

By | 2018-01-16T10:54:21+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: Historical Events, Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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