Archive for the ‘People’ Category:

Dieter Dengler

{ Article added: 01/04/2010 }
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Categories : People, Vietnam War
Dieter Dengler was a Navy pilot during the Vietnam War whose capture and imprisonment in Laos as a POW was the subject of the film Rescue Dawn. The prison camp was operated by the Pathet Lao, and Dengler was ...Read More »

Ansel Bourne

{ Article added: 11/27/2009 }
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Categories : Medical, People
Ansel Bourne was a preacher living in Rhode Island in the 19th century who suddenly moved to Pennsylvania and opened a store under the name A.J. Brown. Bourne had been suffering from amnesia at the time and this life ...Read More »

Manfred von Richthofen

{ Article added: 11/07/2009 }
Manfred von Richthofen was a famous flying ace in World War I who is more commonly known as the "Red Baron". He was the most successful fighter pilot in the German Army Air Service and was credited with 80 ...Read More »

Larry Walters

{ Article added: 11/06/2009 }
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Categories : Crime, People
Larry Walters, better known as "Lawnchair Larry", was a man who gained attention in 1982 when he piloted a homemade aircraft built around a chair to 15,000 feet in California airspace. His aircraft was named Inspiration I and used ...Read More »

Mary Campbell

{ Article added: 11/06/2009 }
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Categories : Historical, People
Mary Campbell was a young girl from Pennsylvania who, at the age of 12, was kidnapped by the Lenape, a band of Delaware Indians. She was taken by this tribe to the Western Reserve, a section of land in ...Read More »

Richey James Edwards

{ Article added: 08/30/2009 }
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Categories : Music, People
Richey James Edwards was the principal lyricist from the band Manic Street Preachers and is remembered for his troubled career as well as for his mysterious disappearance in 1995. He has been declared "presumed dead" with suspicions that he ...Read More »

Charles Harrelson

{ Article added: 08/30/2009 }
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Categories : Crime, People
The father of actor Woody Harrelson, Charles Harrelson was a hitman with connections to organized crime who killed a federal judge in 1979 as a contract hit. During trial, he claimed that he had not actually killed the judge, ...Read More »