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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

Battle of Tinian Island: World War II

The Battle of Tinian was a battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought on the island of Tinian in the Mariana Islands from 24 July until 1 August 1944. The 9,000-man Japanese garrison was eliminated, and the island joined Saipan and Guam as a base for the Twentieth Air Force. Background A two-prong attack through the Central Pacific and the Philippines was adopted at the 1943 Cairo [...]

By | 2018-02-12T21:07:02+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Categories: World War II|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

Hoover Dam, in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River

All the way back at the turn of the 20th century, engineers had suspected that the Black Canyon and nearby Boulder Canyon had some serious potential to support a dam that could produce hydroelectric power and water for irrigation, and the Colorado River was the ideal water source. It was the perfect storm for such a grand project, and in 1928, this proposal became a reality, and by 1936 the [...]

By | 2018-01-31T14:22:10+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Categories: Constructions|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

SS American Star Wreck at Fuerteventura

The SS America was an ocean liner built in 1940 for the United States Lines. She carried many names in the 54 years between her construction and her 1994 wrecking, as she served as the SS America (carrying this name three different times during her career), the USS West Point, the SS Australis, the SS Italis, the SS Noga, the SS Alferdoss, and the SS American Star. She served most [...]

By | 2018-01-26T14:18:58+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: , |0 Comments

USS Holland (AS-3) Submarine Tender: World War II

USS Holland (AS-3) was a submarine tender that served in the United States Navy before and during World War II. Holland was launched by the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington on 12 April 1926, sponsored by Miss Elizabeth Saunders Chase, daughter of Admiral J. V. Chase, and commissioned on 1 June, Comdr. John B. Earle in command. Pre-World War II Holland arrived in San Francisco from Puget Sound on [...]

By | 2018-01-23T14:30:54+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , |0 Comments

USS Alaska, American Battlecruiser: World War II

USS Alaska (CB-1) was the lead ship of the Alaska class of large cruisers which served in the United States Navy during the end of World War II. She was the first of two ships of her class to be completed, followed only by Guam; four other ships were ordered but were not completed before the end of the war. Alaska was the third vessel of the US Navy to [...]

By | 2018-01-17T12:16:28+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Edmund Kemper: American Serial Killer

Serial killer Edmund Kemper killed six young women in the Santa Cruz, California, area and several members of his family. Born on December 18, 1948, in Burbank, California, Edmund, at age 15, killed both his grandparents to "see what it felt like." Upon release, he drifted, picking up and releasing female hitchhikers. But he soon stopped letting them go, killing six young women in the Santa Cruz, California, area [...]

By | 2018-01-10T09:23:45+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Ray Frank Gricar, the District Attorney who Disappeared

Ray Frank Gricar was born on October 9, 1945, and went on missing on April 15, 2005 he was an American attorney who served as the district attorney of Centre County, Pennsylvania, from 1985 until 2005. On April 15, 2005, Gricar went missing under mysterious circumstances and has not been heard from since. After he had been missing for over six years with no trace of his whereabouts, Centre [...]

By | 2018-01-06T13:20:27+00:00 January 6th, 2018|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , |0 Comments

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