Burke & Hare Murder Dolls: the mystery of the dolls in miniature coffins

William Burke and William Hare were two serial killers who lived and operated in Edinburgh, Scotland, from November 1827 to October 1828. The duo, with the complicity of their companions, lured in and murdered their lodgers in a scheme to provide fresh bodies to the local anatomy school. Here Dr. Robert Knox, a brilliant and well-known local anatomy teacher, purchased the human remains and most likely knew that something was a bit suspicious about his “supply chain”. They killed 17 people and the crimes were exposed when another lodger discovered…

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William Randolph Hearst: the “father” of fake news!

“Fake news”, very popular and read also on current days, expecially on social networkd and in a large number in this period of pandemic, has its roots, many people believe, in a man named William Randolph Hearst, born on this day, April 29, 1863. He was given the San Francisco Examiner by his father, George, a miner who had become a multi-millionaire and US Senator. Thus, relishing his role as an influential editor, the young Hearst later moved to New York City where acquired the New York Journal. As he…

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#TodayInHistory – April 29

April 29 – Some important events on this day 1429 👉🏼 Joan of Arc arrives at the siege of Orleans 1522 👉🏼 Emperor Charles V names Frans van Holly inquisitor-general of Netherlands. 1623 👉🏼 11 Dutch ships depart for the conquest of Peru 🇵🇪 1701 👉🏼 Drenthe, Netherlands, adopts Gregorian calendar 📆 1769 👉🏼 Scottish engineer James Watt’s patent for a steam engine with a separate condenser enrolled (Patent 913). 1834 👉🏼 Charles Darwin’s expedition sees the top of the Andes Mountains from Patagonia 1852 👉🏼 1st edition of Peter…

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