Category Archives: Criminals and Law

Article: John Billington – The Life and Times of America’s First Murderer


The link below is to an article on the first recorded murderer in the history of America – John Billington.

For more visit:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/140672

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Article: Assassinations Throughout History


The link below is to an article that briefly looks at 15 assassinations throughout history.

For more visit:
http://www.good.is/post/the-15-most-infamous-assassinations-in-history/


Today in History: 22 May 1840


Australia: New South Wales – Transportation of Convicts is Abolished

On this day in 1840, the transportation of criminals (convicts) from Britain to New South Wales is abolished. It continues in other colonies of Australia however.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penal_transportation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convicts_in_Australia


Article: Vintage Police Photos


The following link is to an article with a number of vintage police photos from around the world – very interesting.

For more visit:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/126629


Article: Plan to Kill JFK


The link below is to an article concerning a plan to kill US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy in 1960. Richard Paul Pavlick planned a suicide bombing of the then President-Elect, however he was arrested before being able to carry out his plan.

For more, visit:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/123449


Article: English Grave Robbers


Stealing Bodies for Science

The article linked to below is an interesting one on grave robbing in England during the 18th century. What the grave robbers were after were bodies, so that medical students had something to dissect.

For more, visit:
http://thechirurgeonsapprentice.com/2012/03/06/grave-matters-the-body-snatchers-unearthed/


Article: Vagabonds of 1566


The following link is to an article about the many types of vagabonds from a publication in 1566 – worth a read.

For more, visit:
http://www.listsofnote.com/2012/02/23-types-of-vagabond.html


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