If this photo and its description don't give you ideas for a story, little will.

"Don't be afraid." That's what Ruby Bridges's mother told her on November 4, 1960. Little Ruby listened carefully to the advice. Soon, four United States federal court marshals, or officers, arrived at the Bridges family home in New Orleans, La., to drive the first grader to William Frantz Public School. A screaming mob was waiting. People stood near the building shouting. Ruby held her head high. With the marshals surrounding her, the 6-year-old walked into the school and into history

This is the Buckley Family. The children were Susan and John. As a Halloween joke, the kids in the neighborhood were going to get a dummy and pretend to chop its head off. The Buckley children thought it would be hilarious to actually murder their mother, so when the kids walked up the the door, they got an axe and slaughtered her. Once everyone figured out what they had really done the kids were long gone. The only picture of them was this photo, taken by a trick or treater.

Little Dutch girls escort American soldiers to a dance, 1944

Amazing Facts that you probably didn’t know.--12 Pics---Ths iceberg that sunk Titanic.


44 Facts About United States Presidents That Will Blow Your Mind (I've more or less liked Calvin Coolidge since fifth grade, and it's just been further confirmed. :))

In 1971, in Indiana, Carl Brandt at age 13 was sent to the mental institution after he murdered his pregnant mother and wounded his father. He was released a year later. In 2004, in Florida, he murdered his wife and murdered and dismembered his niece. He hanged himself the same day. Florida suspects Brandt is responsible for two other murders.


Mother jailed after battering baby son to death and then taking a selfie next to him.

A 102 year old woman voting for the first time in 1916.

Ronald DeFeo, Jr Convicted of six counts of murder at Amityville, New York in 1974. He murdered his mother, father, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. One sister and his mother had appeared to have been awake at the time of their murders. DeFeo denies ever releasing information that his sister was the real murderer as well as 2 of his friends. The theory had been debunked and proven incorrect in court (the book The Night the Defoes Died is based on the "false" information).

American Bison skulls awaiting shipment, incredible and sad. Gen. Phil Sheridan aided the professional hunters, trespassing on Indian land, who killed over 4 million bison by 1874, and Sheridan applauded: "Let them kill, skin and sell until the buffalo is exterminated". His goal was to starve the Plains tribes into submission.

this is one of the creepiest/most haunting pictures i have ever seen. schoolgirls in gas masks. WWII. @Jennifer Lawson

Femme Fatales: 35 Vintage Female Mug Shots

Vera Renczi, a stunningly beautiful woman, was also one of the most prolific female serial killers in history. Born in 1903 in Bucharest, Romania into wealth and privilege, by the age of 15 she had engaged in numerous affairs .If she suspected they were being unfaithful, the men were given a dose of arsenic. Vera confessed to killing both husbands and her son. Lorenzo discovered her secret and attempted to blackmail her. Vera Renczi was convicted on 35 counts of murder.

Almanzo Wilder, married at 28 to 18-year-old Laura Ingalls Wilder.

The Clutters, a Kansas family whose murder in 1959 was made famous by Truman Capote's book "In Cold Blood"