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George Metesky

{ Article added: 09/14/2010 }
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George Metesky ("The Mad Bomber") planted at least 33 pipe bombs in New York City between 1940 and 1956 due to his resentment of his former employer, ConEd. The first bomb was very crude and was located before it ...Read More »

James Hamilton of Bothwellhaugh

{ Article added: 07/03/2010 }
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James Hamilton of Bothwellhaugh was a Scot who, in 1570, committed the first assassination with the use of a firearm (in this case, a carabine of nearly three and a half feet in length). Hamilton's victim was James Stewart, ...Read More »

Bushranger

{ Article added: 03/21/2010 }
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Originally, bushrangers were convicts on the run in the British penal colony of Australia. These escapees lived in the bush and used their survival skills to evade capture. The term evolved to refer to outlaws who used the ...Read More »

Larry Walters

{ Article added: 11/06/2009 }
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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 »

Charles Harrelson

{ Article added: 08/30/2009 }
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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 »

Baby Face Nelson

{ Article added: 06/23/2009 }
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George Nelson, better known as Baby Face Nelson, was a notorious bank robber in the 1930s. He was an associate of John Dillinger, another famous bank robber of the era. Short tempered and prone to violence, Nelson killed ...Read More »

Leopold and Loeb

{ Article added: 06/17/2009 }
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Leopold and Loeb were two extremely intelligent law students who drew up plans for committing "the perfect crime". In 1924, the plans -- over a year in the making -- became reality as the duo kidnapped and then murdered ...Read More »