David Robb

Jan 13, 2014
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Jan. 13, 2014Countess Erzsébet Báthoryby David RobbLady Macbeth is perhaps the most famous fictional female villainess in all of literature, but in 1606, while William Shakespeare was creating her bloodthirsty character, one of the world’s worst real life villainess was on a...
Dec 9, 2013
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MS Pennsylvania Sun Some 10 million gallons of oil were spilled into the pristine waters of Prince William Sound by the Exxon Valdez, and 210 million gallons (2.4 million gallons a day) leaked into the Gulf of Mexico by British Petroleum.  But those disasters were just a...
Nov 17, 2013
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Lee Harvey Oswald posing with the murder weapon he bought from an ad in American Rifleman. An advertisement in the NRA’s American Rifleman led Lee Harvey Oswald to purchase the rifle and scope used in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. by David Robb If not for...
Oct 24, 2013
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Oct. 24, 2013 Count Anton Graff von Arco auf Valley by David Robb  “Wach auf!” the prison guard shouted in German – the language best for shouting orders. “Wake up!”It was November 11, 1923, and Count Anton Graff von Arco auf Valley was sound asleep in his...
Oct 7, 2013
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Private Henry Tandey, England’s most decorated World War I hero, took mercy on a wounded German soldier and let him live. On the eve of World War II, Tandey found out the life he spared was that of Corporal Adolph Hitler. by David Robb It was an act of mercy that led to the...
Sep 12, 2013
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Sept. 12, 2013Major General Vasili BlokhinStalin’s chief executioner was Major General Vasili Blokhin. Over a 25-year-period he executed more than 50,000 “enemies of the state.”  In March 1940, General Blokhin personally executed all 8,000 of the captured Polish officers on...
Aug 26, 2013
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Vice-President Spiro Agnew and Richard Nixon Former Vice President Spiro Agnew was told by President Nixon’s chief of staff to resign, to “go quietly…or else.” by David Robb It’s not every President of the United States who plots to assassinate his own Vice President, but...
Jul 1, 2013
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Italian Hall, December 1913 by David Robb Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is cold in the winter, with temperatures often dipping below zero, but Christmas Eve 1913 was particularly cold. The region’s 9,000 unionized copper miners – mostly immigrants from Italy, Poland and Croatia...
Jun 17, 2013
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Ulysses S. Grant (Photo CBS) by David Robb Two weeks before President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and freed the slaves, his top field general, Ulysses S. Grant, committed the worst official act of anti-Semitism in American history. It was a war crime...
May 27, 2013
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May 27, 2013 Martin LutherMartin Luther, the seminal figure of the Protestant Reformation, was a Nazi before there were Nazis. Before the rise of Adolph Hitler, Martin Luther was the worst anti-Semite to ever live.by David RobbMartin Luther is best known as the founder of...

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