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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.

William E. Fairbairn: Chief Pioneer of Close Combat

In the early 1900’s, the city of Shanghai, China was easily one of the most violent and dangerous cities in the world. Gangs and opium dealers ran the show and they would do whatever was necessary to thrive and survive. The gangsters of Shanghai were reputed to be extremely ruthless, handing out muggings, beatings, armed robberies, kidnappings and murders on a daily basis. They used strong-arm tactics to coerce [...]

By | 2017-11-24T07:27:03+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Ferdinand Porsche: Founder of Porsche Car Company.

Ferdinand Porsche founded the Porsche car company in 1931. In the early 1920s, he oversaw the development of the Mercedes compressor car and later developed the first designs of the Volkswagen car with his son, Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche. “I would have built it exactly the same, right down to the last screw.” —Ferdinand Porsche German automotive engineer Ferdinand Porsche was born on September 3, 1875, in Maffersdorf, Austria. [...]

By | 2017-11-11T09:33:23+00:00 November 11th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures, World War II|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Golden State Serial Killer, Night Stalker

While not as well known as the Zodiac Killer or the Night Stalker, the Golden State Killer is one of California's creepy serial killers. Between 1976 and 1986, he committed at least 45 rapes, 12 murders, and 120 residential burglaries throughout California, and then disappeared without a trace. Who is the Golden State Killer? He preyed on women in their bedrooms, he was known to make disturbing phone calls [...]

By | 2017-11-07T08:21:17+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Irma Grese: Blond Female SS Beast

The female guards at Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen and Ravensbrück are less well known than their male counterparts, but they were no less brutal. You don’t have to look too hard to find horrifying stories about Nazis. However, one of the craziest stories revolves around a woman that not many people are aware of: Irma Grese, an S.S. officer who was so evil and heinous that even other Nazis thought she [...]

By | 2017-11-01T07:09:51+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Categories: Public Figures, World War II|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Carl Panzram: The Most Sadistic Serial Killer

Carl Panzram — a tattooed, 6-foot-tall giant of a man with cold gray eyes — stowed away on a ship bound for Angola around 1920 to work as a merchant seaman. After arriving in Lobito Bay, he hired half-dozen local guides for a crocodile-hunting expedition. But Panzram had other prey on his mind. As their canoe wended its way down the river, he shot each crew member dead before [...]

By | 2017-10-30T12:06:30+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Joseph Lozito: The Hero who Halted a Serial Hero

Joseph Lozito, the man being dubbed a hero for helping disarm and capture a New York man accused of going on a 28-hour stabbing spree, says that watching mixed martial arts fights for 20 years may have saved his life. Joseph Lozito used his leg to sweep Maksim Gelman off his feet when the accused killer lunged at him on a subway car with what Lozito described as a [...]

By | 2017-10-30T00:56:44+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

R. Budd Dwyer: Official Kills Himself Live

Convicted politician R. Budd Dwyer's televised suicide haunts us not because he was guilty of his crimes, but because he was innocent. On January 15, 1987, R. Budd Dwyer held a meeting in his suburban Pennsylvania home. Dwyer, the acting Pennsylvania State Treasurer, sat with his press secretary James Horshock and Deputy Treasurer Don Johnson to discuss setting up a press conference related to his recent legal issues. The [...]

By | 2017-10-30T00:58:13+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , |0 Comments

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Russian Composer

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is widely considered the most popular Russian composer in history. His work includes The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. “Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.” —Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born on May 7, 1840, in Vyatka, Russia. His work was first publicly performed in 1865. In 1868, his First Symphony was well-received. In 1874, he established himself [...]

By | 2017-10-30T00:59:07+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , |0 Comments

Vincent Van Gogh: Post-Impressionist Painter

Vincent van Gogh, one of the most well-known post-impressionist artists, for whom color was the chief symbol of expression, was born in Groot-Zundert, Holland on March 30, 1853. The son of a pastor brought up in a religious and cultured atmosphere, Vincent was highly emotional, lacked self-confidence and struggled with his identity and with direction. He believed that his true calling was to preach the gospel; however, it took [...]

By | 2017-10-30T00:59:40+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: |0 Comments

Alexander Solonik: Russian Killer Number One

Alexander Viktorovich Solonik, also known as Sasha the Macedonian, and Superkiller, was an infamous Russian hitman in the early 1990s and was thought to have the ability to shoot ambidextrously. He carried out numerous murders for the Orekhovskaya group and other criminal associations, in the early 1990s. Alexander was jailed again in 1994, only to escape in July 1995 from the Moscow maximum security prison Matrosskaya Tishina. Reportedly, his [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:00:31+00:00 October 21st, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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