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 Burdick Scandal – Part XV

Wednesday, April 1, 1903 was a cold, rainy day. Inside the courthouse, Justice Murphy cleared his throat before reading his verdict. Edwin Burdick came to his death through several blows delivered by a dull-edged weapon, delivered with “homicidal intent”, Justice Murphy said. Although the murderer was no stranger, he said, it was not a woman. A […]

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