The Fascinating Life Immortal Evatima Tardo

Evatima Tardo’s remarkable life lasted 34 years. In just over three decades, she was a: Phenomena to the medical community Mother Muse to Houdini Vaudeville star Murder victim Much of Evatima’s personal life is still a mystery. She was born Eva Kennedy in 1871, and spent the first few years of her life in Cuba. At age four,…

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The Near-Assassination of Theodore Roosevelt

Eight Republican candidates debated Tuesday evening at the historic Milwaukee Theatre. The venue choice is an interesting one for the Republican party: 103 years ago, popular Republican president Theodore Roosevelt was nearly assassinated minutes before his scheduled speech at the same venue. The would-be assassin was 36-year-old Bavarian immigrant named John Schrank. But who was he, and why did…

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The Police Record of Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili, a.k.a. Stalin

The National Institute of Hypnotism once declared Josef Stalin to be one of six people who possessed the most hypnotic eyes in the world, noting their sinister brutality. Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili was about 34 when he began using the name Stalin, which translates roughly to Man of Steel. A bit grandiose, perhaps, for a man who…

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