HISTORY Lists

Category: Crime

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6 Infamous Impostors

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.

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10 Things You May Not Know About John Dillinger

Below, learn 10 surprising facts about the short and infamous life of the man the authorities branded “Public Enemy No. 1.”

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5 20th Century Cult Leaders

Get the details on five 20th-century cult leaders whose influence led to deadly consequences around the globe.

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6 Daring Train Robberies

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.

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The House That J. Edgar Built: FBI Facts

Explore 10 interesting facts about the agency J. Edgar Hoover ran for nearly five decades.

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7 Famous Presidential Pardons

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

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7 Infamous Gangs of New York

From river pirates to knife-wielding adolescents, get the facts on seven of 19th century New York’s most notorious street gangs.

The Mutiny on the Bounty

6 Famous Naval Mutinies

Get the facts on six of history’s most ferocious naval rebellions.

Vlad The Impaler

7 Terrifying Historical Figures

From Vlad the Impaler to Jack the Ripper, meet seven of history’s creepiest figures.

Famous Prisoners of the Tower of London

6 Famous Prisoners of the Tower of London

Find out about six prominent captives who did time in one of history’s most forbidding prisons.

Jimmy Hoffa

6 Mysterious Disappearances in U.S. History

From Jimmy Hoffa to the doomed Lost Colony, these inexplicable disappearances continue to befuddle scholars and pique the public’s curiosity.