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The Quick 9: 9 Victims of the Curse of Tippecanoe

It was 30 years ago today that Ronald Reagan was nearly killed in an assassination attempt by John Hinckley, Jr. The more superstitious among us chalk that up to the Curse of Tippecanoe, a gift to William Henry Harrison from Chief Tecumseh’s brother after the Battle of Tippecanoe. The curse apparently damned Harrison and every [...]

Eye for an Eye: The Punishments of 8 Political Assassins

Note: As server migration week rolls on, we’ve been reposting a few oldies/goodies from the archives. Here’s another from 2009. Good (new!) material is being stockpiled for next week. Ever wonder what happened to the criminals who assassinated various heads of state? The image of Lee Harvey Oswald being gunned down by Jack Ruby is all [...]

5 Things You Don’t Know About 5 Different People

Editor’s Note: Every Friday, Ethan Trex digs up things you might not know about various authors, artists, actors, politicians, athletes and so on. We gave him today off, so we’re running excerpts from five previous installments. If there’s someone you’d like to learn more about, leave your suggestion in the comments. Billy Wilder 1. Before He Was [...]