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Tsavo Lions

"Two big man eating lions began falling on railway crews attacking the camps at night, pulling men screaming and kicking out of their tents…sending terror and chaos into the heart of this carefully orchestrated engineering operation." Bruce Patterson of the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History describes the horror that faced a team of construction workers attempting to build a bridge in eastern Africa. On December 9, 1898, after nine months, the first of two deadly lions was taken down.

Death of an Icon

Marilyn Monroe’s tragic and untimely death in August of 1962 was in stark contrast to her shining ... more

John Dillinger Killed

Notorious gangster John Dillinger was killed outside a Chicago movie theatre on July 22, 1934. ... more

Operation Vengeance

Before 9/11 the worst attack on U.S. soil occurred at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The military ... more
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