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Bette Davis, despite her lack of beauty and sex appeal, rose up to be a major star. She had lived a rather miserable and unhappy life and most people that worked with her disliked her, and in many cases even hated her. As she grew older, a festering mental illness, a rapid aging, and ongoing physical illnesses made her bad tempered and vicious to virtually everyone.

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The Ripper’s murderous serial killings must certainly go down in the history books as one of the great unsolved mysteries of all time. Therefore, anyone that thinks he can do better than the police of the time or the numerous writers after, read on and put your ability to the test and see if you can close the book on the infamous Whitechapel murders to your satisfaction.

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In 1587 the first permanent English colony was settled in Roanoke Island, on the North Carolina Coast. John White, the governor of the colony, returned to England for supplies, but his return to the colony was delayed by the English battle with the Spanish Armada. When White was finally able to return to Roanoke Island in 1590, all the colonists had disappeared, never to be seen again, This is

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Custer was sent out to subdue the Indians and when they gathered in overwhelming numbers to fight back, he and the troops under his direct command were wiped out. It is a riveting story of how a doomed command met its end on a hot sunny day in Montana on June 25, 1876. And when that inevitable end came, it was fought by frightened men shaking with fear at the awful death that awaited them.

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Clark’s mother died insane when he was a year old and his father believed that brawn over brain was the only standard for measuring manhood. Clark dropped out at the age of 16 to support himself. When Clark developed an interest in the theater, his father belittled him as a sissy. However, despite all his setbacks, Clark pursued his dream and became the king of Hollywood’s romantic actors.

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Mae West was perhaps the most unique female actress of any age of films, in that she became the product of her mind’s eye. Neither the film studios she worked at nor her fans created her, Mae did that herself. In no single instance did an actress ever have such power. Mae established a persona of “forever sexy” but she did it solely with the illusion of being sexy.

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Humphrey Bogart is regarded by the American Film Institute as the greatest actor in movie making history. This is not because he was the handsomest actor, nor did he have the physique to be a leading man, he spoke in a noticeable lisp, could not sing a note, and had no dancing ability. And yet, despite all this, he achieved greatness and immortality on the silver screen.

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Thelma Todd’s movie career spanned only 12 years (1924-­36), during which she was in 55 films. She was a contract player during her entire career and never came close to achieving stardom. Sad to say, however, that the subject which makes her a matter of interest is her death, as she was said by some to have been murdered on the orders of none other than Lucky Luciano.

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Nitti was primarily a businessman and began to restructure the Outfit along the lines of a business. He moved the Outfit out of prostitution and deeper into union racketeering, gambling, and Hollywood movie studio extortions. When the lid blew off the Hollywood extortion racket, Nitti was ordered to take the 'rap' for everyone and instead chose to commit suicide.

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Bonnie & Clyde were dealt a bad hand in the beginning and unlike many other people who took new cards hoping for a better one, they decided to play theirs out. Both of them foresaw that the road would get dimmer and dimmer as time went on and their end was going to be a bad one. And whether from courage or false hope, they played their cards out to the end.

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Reno Hill and was occupied by 7 companies of the 7th Cavalry under Major Marcus Reno. Custer had counted on his support to reinforce his offensive against the Indian village but because of Reno’s refused to advance “to the sound of the guns” until it was too late, the 200 men under Custer’s command were forced to fight a battle they could not win.

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Dillinger’s bank robberies were well planned and usually well executed. He knew how to rob the big banks and put together a gang of extremely professional bank robbers. And although the Dillinger gang was able to make off with some decent money, when it was divided up between all the members of the gang, each man’s share did not amount to all that much.

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Amelia Earhart was one of the most well known and admired woman of her age. She lived her dream, however, at a dangerous time, when flight was in its infancy, and simple. The round-­the-­world flight was to be Amelia’s last and most spectacular flight. When Amelia took off on that fateful day of July 2, 1937, she had no way of knowing that it would be the last day of her life.

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Errol Flynn was literally born the star that he became. His entire life was one of a swashbuckling rogue who strode across life’s stage bigger than life and in the process reduced everyone else’s life to insignificance. As thrilling and exciting his swashbuckling movie roles were, his real life adventures frequently surpassed them.

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Lupe Velez was the poster child for “Hollywood Girls Go Wild” during the golden age of Hollywood moviemaking. She was renowned for her hair-­trigger temper, uncontrollable violence, and erratic actions. She was known for throwing the wildest parties in Hollywood and loved to be the center of attention. She lived life her way and died in a way she thought that a star of her stature should.

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Jean Harlow was widely considered as the reigning sexpot of the golden age of Hollywood filmmaking. She usually played the part either of a tough-­talking moll or a prostitute and was every man’s fantasy date. The reality, however, was far different. She was largely indifferent to sex and her looks were actually nothing special. Her story is a sad one and her death was horrible beyond belief.

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It is largely from Romania that vampirism as we know it originates. Long standing folklore fueled largely by superstition therefore created the first vampire beliefs. The 2nd development in vampirism was through the efforts of the Roman Catholic Church. Then came the literary vampire where the focus became not to frighten people to death but to entertain them.

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“Baby Face” Nelson was the quintessential “Dust Bowl” era gangster. He killed “at the drop of a hat” and wasn’t ever afraid to shoot it out toe-­to-­toe with the law. was was the only "Dust Bowl" era gangster to engage the FBI toe-­to-­toe in his last fight and go out in a blaze of glory like the “Roaring Twenties” gangsters of the Hollywood movies, spitting lead from a Thompson submachine gun.

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“Pretty Boy” Floyd was primarily a small-­time Oklahoma bank robber. Between 1931 and 1932 he was said to have committed about half the bank robberies in that state, Floyd’s typical bank robbery rarely resulted in a loss of more than a few thousand dollars and considering that he usually had to split it up 3 or 4 ways, he was lucky if he got $1,­000 per robbery and frequently it was much less.

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