On this day…in 1882

On this day, the gunslinger Franklin “Buckskin” Leslie shoots the Billy “The Kid” Claiborne dead in the streets of Tombstone, Arizona. The town of Tombstone is best known today as the site of the infamous shootout at the O.K. Corral. In the 1880s, however, Tombstone was home to many gunmen who never achieved the enduring … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1972

In Londonderry, Northern Ireland, 13 unarmed civil rights demonstrators are shot dead by British Army paratroopers in an event that becomes known as “Bloody Sunday.” The protesters, all Northern Catholics, were marching in protest of the British policy of internment of suspected Irish nationalists. British authorities had ordered the march banned, and sent troops to … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1869

Just after midnight on this day in 1869, Ellis County Sheriff Wild Bill Hickok and his deputy respond to a report that a local ruffian named Samuel Strawhun and several drunken buddies were tearing up John Bitter’s Beer Saloon in Hays City, Kansas. When Hickok arrived and ordered the men to stop, Strawhun turned to … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

Already this year’s election is prompting pollies to garner television coverage. Expect future Prime Minister hopeful Kevin Rudd, to appear more often on screen and in print. There’s been a sighting of the abducted missing child who was snatched in Portugal.  She would now be ten years old.  There was a possibility that she’d been … [Read the full story]

Has Adam Lanza got an ‘evil’ gene?

Gunman Adam Lanza will have his DNA tested to find out if it carries an “evil” gene. The study on Lanza, who shot dead 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook School, is thought to be the first carried out on a mass killer. The study has been ordered by Connecticut medical examiner H … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1916 and 1922

Grigory Rasputin, a self-fashioned Russian holy man, is murdered by Russian nobles eager to end his sway over the Royal family. Rasputin won the favor of Czar Nicholas II and Czarina Alexandra through his ability to stop the bleeding of their hemophiliac son, Alexei. Although the Siberian-born peasant was widely criticized for his lechery and … [Read the full story]

Kristina Rihanoff is told to do a ‘sexy calendar’

It’s not often boyfriends encourage their partner’s to strip off for steamy photo-shoots, but boxer Joe Calzaghe isn’t the average partner. The world boxing champion told his girlfriend to go ‘bad ass’ on her first calendar shoot, words which she certainly took to heart. From revealing black lingerie on a motorbike to wearing nothing but … [Read the full story]

Burglar calls police as he’s confronted with a gun

A burglar in Texas hid in a car and called the police when a home owner confronted him before coming after him with a gun. The suspect, identified as Christopher Lance Moore, allegedly broke into a home in Springtown in Texas at 12:30am Tuesday morning. He was soon confronted by James Gerow who pointed his … [Read the full story]

The BIG autopsy report is finally revealed

The autopsy report of rapper Notorious BIG has been revealed, 15 years after he was shot and killed. The rapper, real name Christopher Wallace, was murdered in a drive by shooting in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997. The 24 year old rapper was shot four times whilst sat in the passenger seat of a … [Read the full story]

African Wild Dogs aren’t to blame for mauling boy

A two-year-old boy has been mauled to death by a pack of ravenous African wild dogs when he fell off a railing his mother put him on to view the animals at the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium. Desperate rescue attempts by zookeepers and armed police officers could not deter the 11 aggressive beasts as they … [Read the full story]

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