June 17, 1939 wasn’t an ordinary summer’s day for Parisians, nor for 17-year-old Englishman Chrisopher Lee. Decades before portraying French executioner Charles-Henri Sanson in 1989’s ‘La Revolution Francaise,’ Lee had his own close encounter with what the French called their ‘National Razor.’
Out of the nearly 3,500 Medal of Honor recipients, only one was a woman. Dr. Mary Walker was an American abolitionist, prohibitionist, prisoner of war, and surgeon.
More than 500 years ago, three children climbed up the Llullaillaco volcano on the border of Argentina and Chile and never came back down. They were the probable victims of human sacrifice.
Daryl Davis – an African American blues musician – has spent the last 35 years befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan in a bid to understand them and make them see the error of their ways.
The struggle for civil rights in the United States has a long and murderous history. William Lewis Moore was murdered while waging a one-man protest against segregation.
Wojtek was an orphaned bear who was adopted by the Polish Second Corps during WWII. Wojtek accompanied the soldiers into battle and was even enlisted into the 22nd Artillery Transport Company and given the rank of private.
Circus life can be perilous; whether malfunctioning high wires, animal tragedies, or fires, when something goes wrong, it can be life-threatening. Here, we count down five of the most horrific circus tragedies in history.
Before Alan Shepherd and Neil Armstrong, there was Ham – a 37-pound chimpanzee.
17-year-old Virginia Christian was the first and last female juvenile to be executed in the electric chair in 1912.
Come and take a look inside this abandoned Victorian home which has quite a violent and colourful history.