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31 Strange And Weird Facts About Clement Vallandigham

Clement Laird Vallandigham was an Ohio politician and leader of the Copperhead faction of anti-war Democrats during the American Civil War. He served two terms in the United States House of Representatives. In 1863, he was convicted at an Army court martial of opposing the war, and exiled to the Confederacy. Take a look below…

26 Interesting And Bizarre Facts About Joe Valachi

Joseph Michael “Joe Cargo” Valachi was an American gangster who is notable as the first member of the Italian-American Mafia to acknowledge its existence publicly. He is credited with popularization of the term “cosa nostra.” Take a look below for 25 more interesting and bizarre facts about Joe Valachi. 1. In 1963, Valachi testified before…

29 Bizarre And Interesting Facts About William M. Tweed

William Magear Tweed, widely known as “Boss Tweed,” was an American politician most notable for being the “boss” of Tammany Hall, the Democratic Party political machine that played a major role in the politics of 19th century New York City and State. Take a look below for 29 more bizarre and interesting facts about William…

28 Strange And Bizarre Facts About Roger Touhy

Roger Touhy was an Irish-American mob boss and Prohibition-era bootlegger from Chicago, Illinois. He is best remembered for having been framed for the 1933 faked kidnapping of gangster John “Jake the Barber” Factor, a brother of cosmetics manufacturer Max Factor Sr. Take a look below for 28 more strange and bizarre facts about Roger Touhy….

32 Strange And Interesting Facts About Johnny Torrio

Johnny Donato Torrio was an Italian-born American mobster who helped to build a criminal organization, the Chicago Outfit, in the 1920s; it was later inherited by his protege, Al Capone. He also put forth the idea of the National Crime Syndicate in the 1930s and later became an unofficial adviser to the Genovese crime family….

33 Strange And Bizarre Facts About Willie Sutton

William Francis “Willie” Sutton, Jr. was an American bank robber. During his 40 year robbery career, he stole an estimated $2 million, and he eventually spent more than half of his adult life in prison and escaped three times. Take a look below for 33 more strange and bizarre facts about Willie Sutton. 1. For…

32 Scary And Interesting Facts About Mary Surratt

Mary Elizabeth Jenkins Surratt was an American boarding house owner who was convicted of taking part in the conspiracy to assassinate U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. Sentenced to death, she was hanged and became the first woman executed by the U.S. federal government. Take a look below for 32 more scary and interesting facts about Mary…

33 Scary And Weird Facts About Robert Stroud

Robert Franklin Stroud, known as the “Birdman of Alcatraz,” was a convicted murderer, American federal prisoner and author who had been cited as one of the most notorious criminals in the United States. Take a look below for 33 more scary and weird facts about Robert Stroud. 1. During his time at Leavenworth Penitentiary, he…

25 Bizarre And Weird Facts About Belle Starr

Myra Maybelle Shirley Reed Starr, better known as Belle Starr, was a notorious American outlaw. Belle associated with the James-Younger Gang and other outlaws. Take a look below for 25 more bizarre and weird facts about Belle Starr. 1. She was convicted of horse theft in 1883. 2. She was fatally shot in 1889 in…

30 Strange And Bizarre Facts About Richard Speck

Richard Benjamin Speck was an American mass murderer who systematically tortured, raped and murdered eight student nurses from the South Chicago Community Hospital on the night of July 13 into the early morning hours of July 14, 1966. Take a look below for 30 more strange and bizarre facts about Richard Speck. 1. He was…

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