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Former Governor George Ryan on Death Row Clemency

"I am a firm supporter of the death penalty. I believe if you take an innocent life, you forfeit your life." This comes from a man, Rolando Cruz, who was on death row himself for 12 years. Wrongfully convicted, after 4,473 days he was finally set free. And on January 11, 2003, then Governor George Ryan granted clemency to all remaining death row inmates.

Retrospectacle: Ty Warner's Beanie Baby Fad

The '90s brought us a plush little toy that promised “riches” to its collectors. Beanie Babies ... more

Arson at the UpStairs Lounge

Today, we remember the horrific attack on a gay bar in New Orleans that occurred in 1973. It ... more

Douglas Fairbanks & Mary Pickford Wed

Hollywood stars Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks tied the knot on March 28, 1920. The powerhouse ... more
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