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On This Day: May 18th

On the 18th May 1812 John Bellingham was found guilty and sentenced to death by hanging for the assassination of British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval. This was the only time a British Prime Minister had been assassinated in history, and from the assassins own comments he wasn’t even his preferred target of assassination. 331 more words

History

Research, the fun way...

For the upcoming Hauptmann Keller-novel, GREEN MAMBA, it became necessary to do some rather… extraordinary research. Extraordinary for where we live, anyway. US readers will probably find this far less strange than European, and especially German, ones. 24 more words

Books

Malcolm X: Controversy Around Assassination and Lee's Portrayal

When Lee’s film Malcolm X was first released there was some controversial reviews on his portrayal of Malcolm X’s assassination. People were upset that they believed Lee to portray the NOI as solely responsible for the assassination, believing that the few radical muslims that murdered X were not representative of the NOI. 848 more words

Putin Says He Has Proof Princess Diana Was Killed By British Royal Family

Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a call-to-action to the people of Britain, saying that following the murder of their beloved Princess Diana 18 years ago, the country must prosecute the Royal family after conclusive proof has emerged that they were responsible for her assassination. 330 more words