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Today, stories involving people who refuse on religious grounds to seek medical help for themselves or members of their family are still to be found in... read more »
Forty-six minutes after midnight this morning, the U.S. state of Georgia executed its oldest death row inmate, Brandon Astor Jones. Jones was a prolific... read more »
In April 1834, the residents of Battery Point started collecting donations to help pay for the construction of a church in their neighborhood. Under the... read more »
On this date in 1940, Soviet writer Mikhail Koltsov was shot at Lubyanka Prison. Maybe the premier journalist of the early Bolshevik state, Koltsov (English... read more »
One of the benefits of the Prosecution Project’s large-scale digitisation of court records is that it not only allows researchers to trace individuals,... read more »
Harrisburg Patriot, Feb. 2, 1871 On this date in 1871, John Hanlon expiated a cold-case Philadelphia murder. Back in September of 1868, a young girl named... read more »