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On this day in 1961, amusement park lovers “head for the thrills” as Six Flags Over Texas, the first park in the Six Flags chain, opens. Located on 212 acres in…
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From the days of the Texas Republic to the capture of Bonnie and Clyde, meet some of history’s most famous Texas Rangers.
Learn about one of America’s most notorious gangsters, from the crime he did time for at Alcatraz to his feelings about the nickname Scarface.
From the origins of his famous name to the mystery surrounding his death, get the story on this legendary American outlaw.
From the millionaire who shot the high-society architect to the pioneering photographer who slayed a romantic rival, find out about five famous defendants who were ultimately acquitted of murder.
From his days as a teenage Confederate guerilla to his murder at age 34, get the facts about one of America’s most notorious outlaws.
From a murderer who claimed he was a Rockefeller to a woman who passed as a male soldier during the U.S. Civil War, get the story behind six of history’s most fascinating phonies.
Below, learn 10 surprising facts about the short and infamous life of the man the authorities branded “Public Enemy No. 1.”
Get the details on five 20th-century cult leaders whose influence led to deadly consequences around the globe.
From high profile capers by the likes of Jesse James and Butch Cassidy to a raid by a gang of Indian political dissidents, find out more about six of history’s most audacious rail heists.
Explore 10 interesting facts about the agency J. Edgar Hoover ran for nearly five decades.
The pardon is one of the most controversial presidential powers, but in some instances it has helped ease tensions, heal political wounds and even right historic wrongs
From river pirates to knife-wielding adolescents, get the facts on seven of 19th century New York’s most notorious street gangs.