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April 7, 1988

On April 7, 1988, in Fort Smith, Arkansas, thirteen white supremacists were acquitted on charges of plotting to overthrow the US government. These weren’t good men, or moral men. They had murdered other people. They even killed one man because they mistakenly thought he was Jewish. The men who committed those murders were found guilty … Continue reading

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February 21, 1245

On February 21, 1245, Thomas, the first known Bishop of Finland was granted resignation by Pope Gregory IX. He’d committed several felonies while as Bishop, including torturing a man to death and forging a papal letter. Pope Gregory was thought to have said, “I can forgive the torture and killing of a damned Viking, but … Continue reading

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December 24, 1828

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1828, William Burke and William Hare, went on trial in Edinburgh, Scotland for murder. They would find search out and befriend men newly to Edinburgh at various bars. When they found one who had no family or friends in the area, they’d buy him drinks until the man passed … Continue reading

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