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May 31, 2020
May 31, 2020: Emperor Petronius Maximus KilledMay 31, 2020
On this day in 455 C.E., Emperor Petronius Maximus tried to escape Germanic Vandals. However, his own subjects murdered him before the invaders got the chance.
May 30, 2020
May 30, 2020: The Jackson DuelMay 30, 2020
On this day in 1806, future president Andrew Jackson killed a man in a duel. Despite this murder, Jackson would face no criminal charges and go on to be seen as a national hero.
May 29, 2020
May 29, 2020: Jennifer HolidayMay 29, 2020
On this day in 2005, Texas EMT worker Jennifer Holiday was shot, abducted, tortured, and sexually assaulted—after watching her cousin, Anna Franklin, get murdered in cold blood.
May 28, 2020
May 28, 2020: Eastern Lightning Strikes McDonaldsMay 28, 2020
On this day in 2014, followers of a Chinese cult, the Church of the Almighty God—also known as Eastern Lightning—killed a woman inside of a shopping mall McDonalds.
May 27, 2020
May 27, 2020: John Dillinger’s New LookMay 27, 2020
On this day in 1934, legendary bank robber John Dillinger underwent facial reconstructive surgery to change his appearance. Guest hosted by Richard Rossner from the Dictators podcast.
May 26, 2020
May 26, 2020: The Sir Broughton TrialMay 26, 2020
On this day in 1941, Sir Broughton stood trial for the murder of Lord Erroll. Both were English noblemen living in Kenya. And both were carrying on a relationship with one Diana Broughton.
May 25, 2020
May 25, 2020: Richard Cromwell ResignsMay 25, 2020
On this day in 1659, Lord Richard Cromwell resigned from the Protectorate of England, ushering in a new era of unrest.
May 24, 2020
May 24, 2020: Freedom Riders ArrestedMay 24, 2020
On this day in 1961, a group of civil rights activists rode a bus into Jackson, Mississippi. Despite federal protections, all riders were jailed, labeled “criminals” for entering a bus stop.
May 23, 2020
May 23, 2020: Auto Lite StrikeMay 23, 2020
On this day in 1934, a five-day standoff began. Thirteen-hundred Ohio National Guard troops faced down six-thousand striking auto workers and unemployed civilians in Toledo, Ohio.
May 22, 2020
May 22, 2020: Clinton’s Secret ServiceMay 22, 2020
On this day in 1998, Federal Judge Norma Holloway Johnson ruled that President Bill Clinton’s Secret Service would have to testify about the Monica Lewinsky Scandal.