Friday, July 26, 2019

Violence in Congress: From Canings and Stabbings to Murder


 
Plus, Ulysses Grant's Civil-War expulsion of Southern Jews.
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Violence in Congress: From Canings and Stabbings to Murder
19th century congressmen went to work carrying pistols and bowie knives—and sometimes used them on colleagues.
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During the Civil War, Gen. Ulysses Grant Began Expelling Southern Jews—Until Lincoln Stepped In
General Order No. 11 gave Jewish people just 24 hours to leave their homes and lives behind.
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Charles Manson Was Sentenced to Death. Why Wasn't He Executed?
The cult leader and mass killer got parole hearings until the very end.
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The Enduring Mystery of the Andrea Doria
In a seemingly impossible collision, the Italian ocean liner and the MS Stockholm crashed at sea on this night in 1956, killing 51 people and spurring one of the largest civilian maritime rescues in history. What really happened?
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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
 
What Influenced Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey'?
Tomorrow would be the iconic director's 91st birthday. The Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement and space exploration all shaped his visionary 1968 film. Watch now ›
GREAT STORIES WE'RE READING
 
Mapping the Effects of the Great 1960s 'Freeway Revolts'
 
'A Compelling Power': When Mesmerism Came to America
 
A Dark History of the World's Smallest Island Nation
 
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