On this day…in 2005

On the morning of July 7, 2005, bombs are detonated in three crowded London Underground stations and one bus during the peak of the city’s rush hour. The synchronized suicide bombings, which were thought to be the work of al-Qaida, killed 56 people including the bombers and injured another 700. It was the largest attack … [Read the full story]

How can you recognise a female suicide bomber…

How can you recognise a female suicide bomber? If you see a woman with a short fuse, be very careful – call the police immediately.

On this day…in 42BC

Marcus Junius Brutus, a leading conspirator in the assassination of Julius Caesar, commits suicide after his defeat at the second battle of Philippi. Two years before, Brutus had joined Gaius Cassius Longinus in the plot against the Roman dictator Julius Caesar, believing he was striking a blow for the restoration of the Roman Republic. However, … [Read the full story]

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 42BC

Marcus Junius Brutus, a leading conspirator in the assassination of Julius Caesar, commits suicide after his defeat at the second battle of Philippi. Two years before, Brutus had joined Gaius Cassius Longinus in the plot against the Roman dictator Julius Caesar, believing he was striking a blow for the restoration of the Roman Republic. However, … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 30 B.C.

Cleopatra, queen of Egypt and lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, takes her life following the defeat of her forces against Octavian, the future first emperor of Rome. Cleopatra, born in 69 B.C., was made Cleopatra VII, queen of Egypt, upon the death of her father, Ptolemy XII, in 51 B.C. Her brother was … [Read the full story]

Royal prank DJ given “Top Jock” award

One of the Australian radio presenters who staged a royal prank call that was linked to the suicide of a London nurse has been awarded the title of “Top Jock” by his employer, radio network Southern Cross Austereo. Michael Christian was the joint winner in one of the categories of an internal competition that recognizes … [Read the full story]

Amy Winehouse attempted suicide when she was 10

According to a new book, Amy Winehouse first attempted suicide when she was just 10 years old. The book, Amy Winehouse: The Untold Story, claims the singer tried to kill herself less than a year after her dad Mitch Winehouse left her mother Janis for another woman known as “daddy’s work wife”. Author Chloe Govan … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1945

On this day in 1945, holed up in a bunker under his headquarters in Berlin, Adolf Hitler commits suicide by swallowing a cyanide capsule and shooting himself in the head. Soon after, Germany unconditionally surrendered to the Allied forces, ending Hitler’s dreams of a “1,000-year” Reich. Since at least 1943, it was becoming increasingly clear … [Read the full story]

Prank DJ’s are unlikely to face charges

The two DJ’s whose prank call was blamed for a nurse’s suicide are unlikely to face charges. Tragic mum Jacintha Saldanha, 46, was found hanged days after being tricked. She put the Aussie DJs’ call through to pregnant Kate Middleton’s hospital room where she was being treated for extreme morning sickness. Cops in Sydney revealed … [Read the full story]

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