History Stories
CATEGORY: Crime
Life for the Average Family During the Great Depression
April 19, 2018

The Great Depression, the worst economic downturn in modern history, profoundly affected the daily life of American families in ways large and small. Read More

Truck Drives Over 2,000-Year-Old Desert Hieroglyphs
February 2, 2018

Peru's mysterious Nazca Lines are the world’s best-known example of geoglyphs. Read More

How Bobby Kennedy Started the War on Gangs
February 1, 2018

Long before MS-13, Bobby Kennedy battled J. Edgar Hoover to take on the Mafia. Read More

The Shocking Infanticide Trial That Exposed Sexual Harassment in 1868
January 19, 2018

How the death of a domestic worker’s baby became a symbol in the fight for equal rights for women. Read More

Before the Bus, Rosa Parks Was a Sexual Assault Investigator
December 8, 2017

Why has history left out this piece of Rosa Parks' story? Read More

How Charles Manson Got Under America’s Skin—For Nearly 50 Years
November 30, 2017

A lot of it had to do with that well-honed 'Crazy Charlie' act. Read More

Charles Manson Was Sentenced to Death. Why Wasn’t He Executed?
November 20, 2017

The cult leader and mass murderer got parole hearings until the very end. Read More

A Look Back at the Crime Scene Photos That Changed How Murder is Documented
October 26, 2017

A Parisian police clerk created scientific methods for capturing images of murder and mayhem. Read More

Victim of “The Killer Clown” Finally Identified After 40 Years
July 21, 2017

After 40 years, investigators used DNA to identify one of seven unnamed victims of 1970s serial killer John Wayne Gacy. Read More

The Wimbledon Finalist Who Committed Murder
July 13, 2017

A killer backhand earned Vere St. Leger Goold a spot in a Wimbledon final. Read More