The Lynching of Leo Frank
The Murder of Mary Phagan Mary Phagan was on her way to Atlanta’s Confederate Memorial Day parade on April 26, 1913 when she stopped in at the National Pencil Company to collect her paycheck–$1.20 for her 10-cents-an-hour work. The next day, the girl’s body was discovered in the factory’s basement. As Steve Oney writes in […]
Unabomber (Ted Kaczynski)
Ted Kaczynski, nicknamed the Unabomber, conducted a 17-year series of attacks, using mail bombs to target academics, business executives and others. The Unabomber bombing campaign—which killed three people and injured 23—started in the late 1970s and continued until Kaczynski was caught in 1996.
KITTY GENOVESE MURDER Kitty Genovese was returning from work home at around 2:30 a.m. on March 13, 1964, when she was approached by a man with a knife. Genovese ran toward her apartment building front door, and the man grabbed her and stabbed her while she screamed. A neighbor, Robert Mozer, yelled out his window, […]
Who Was H. H. Holmes? H. H. Holmes was born Herman Webster Mudgett in New Hampshire in 1861. As an adult, he abandoned his young wife and child in 1885 to move to Illinois. Once there, he changed his name to Holmes, reportedly as an homage to the fictional English detective Sherlock Holmes, the literary […]