Crimes & Mysteries - Page 2

Explore the topics below to learn about Crimes & Mysteries through newspaper articles and clippings.

Artists rendering of "a suspicious character" during Jack the Ripper era in London

Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper is the name given to an unknown person who, in the fall of 1888, murdered at least five women in London’s Whitechapel district. His identity has never been uncovered, and his case remains one of the most famous unsolved criminal mysteries in history. Murder in Whitechapel Though as many as eleven murders …Read More

Lizzie Borden, 1889

Lizzie Borden

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Andrew Borden (July 19, 1860 – June 1, 1927) was an American woman who is best known for being the main suspect in the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts. Borden was tried and acquitted of the murders. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts elected not to charge anyone …Read More

FBI wanted poster for Ted Bundy (The Pensacola News, via Newspapers.com)

Ted Bundy

Theodore “Ted” Bundy (November 24, 1946 – January 24, 1989) was one of America’s most notorious serial killers, known for his charming facade and good looks. Bundy was responsible for the murders, abductions, and rapes of numerous young women during the 1970s across multiple states. The true number of murders Bundy committed is unknown, but …Read More

Headlines announcing Nixon's resignation following the Watergate scandal (The Morning News, via Newspapers.com)

Watergate Scandal

The Watergate scandal was a major political scandal that occurred in the United States during the early 1970s, following a break-in by five men at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. on June 17, 1972, and President Richard Nixon’s administration’s subsequent attempt to cover up its involvement. …Read More