Tylenol Cyanide Scare- In 1982 seven Chicago-area people died after taking medicine capsules that had been poisoned. These poisonings involved Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules, which had been laced with potassium cyanide. The incident led to reforms in the packaging of medicines and food products. The case remains unsolved and no suspects have been charged. A $ 100,000 reward, offered by Johnson & Johnson, for the capture and conviction of the "Tylenol Killer", has never been claimed."
This bottle of Extra-Strength Tylenol, photographed in 1982, has the same production series number (MC 2880) as the bottles which were found to have caused cyanide poisoning to seven people in the Chicago area. In 1982 seven people died after ingesting Tylenol capsules laced with cyanide poison. The cyanide tampering scare led to reforms in packaging of over-the-counter substances and federal anti-tampering laws.
** See below ** - Former Army Sgt John Robertson, lost over Vietnam in 1968 and left behind for over four decades. Filmmaker Michael Jorgenson found Robertson, 76, living in a rural Vietnam village stooped with age, unable to speak English, remember his birthday, or names of the children he left behind in the U.S.
Some facts about the 1500's: Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell… Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.
Kent State: One of the most iconic photographs of the Vietnam War era, the Kent State photo was taken by an undergraduate named John Filo. A completely distraught, helpless-looking Mary Vecchio weeps over the dead body of a classmate, who had been shot by National Guardsmen during a protest on campus. Her emotion captures the anger and violent confusion of the era, and the photo won Filo a Pulitzer.
How Americans attended lynchings like a family event is a sorrowful sight. How the United States people tolerated lynching of African Americans and was accepted as the norm is beyond comprehension. An embarrassing time for Americans in history.
Awakening from Keto-acidosis: The scientists went to a hospital ward with diabetic children, comatose and dying from diabetic keto-acidosis. This is known as one of medicine's most incredible moments. The scientists went from bed-to-bed and injected the children with the purified extract - insulin. As they injected the last comatose child, the first child injected began to awaken. One by one, all the children awoke from their diabetic comas. A room of death became a place of joy and hope.
United States President Richard Nixon resigns as President in 1974 while facing charges for impeachment for the Watergate scandal. I remember my dad making me watch this on t.v. He said it was history, and it was important. I understood alot of it, even though I was young. Boy, oh boy, was it boring. I am glad I have this memory.
There is no greater unsolved mystery in the history of the Chicago area than that of the Grimes Sisters -- who killed Barbara & Patricia and what happened to them over the weeks between the time when they vanished and their bodies were found along secluded German Church Road? And who haunts the gloomy stretch of roadway where their bodies were found? Have you ever run across a place that just seems to be bad?
The Loving family. Just 45 years ago, 16 states deemed marriages between two people of different races illegal. But in 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court considered the case of Richard Perry Loving, who was white, and his wife, Mildred Loving, of African American and Native American descent. The case changed history.
Want to see what hate looks like? Here it is - Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, upon hearing that his photographer, Alfred Eisenstaedt, (famous photographer for Life Magazine,) was Jewish. On May 1st, 1945, when it became apparent even to him that Germany would lose the war, Joseph Goebbels gave poison to his six children, and then shot his wife and himself.
Hermine Braunsteiner, at Majdanek, selected women and children for execution, and whipped/stamped women to death. Nazi-hunters tracked her to USA. At her 1975 trial in Germany, a witness told how she “seized children by their hair and threw them on trucks heading to the gas chambers.” She directly murdered 80 people, abetted the murder of 102 children, and collaborated in the murder of 1,000 people. She was released in 1996 for health reasons. She died in 1999.
August 1936. "People living in miserable poverty. Elm Grove, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma." A good (or bad) example of the Depression-era shantytowns known as Hoovervilles. Medium-format negative by Dorothea Lange.
Lloyd L. Gaines vanished in March 1939. "Three months before he vanished, he won a U. S. Supreme Court decision (Gaines v. Canada) mandating the State of Missouri admit him into its university law school or build a separate, and equal, law school for blacks. The case helped forge the legal framework for the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 1954 decision, Brown v. Board of Education, which banned segregation in public schools.
Haunting image from Sept 11: two people holding hands after jumping. it makes me wonder what the story is behind this photo, were they friends or lovers? or just strangers who were too scared to jump alone? it shows that people need a helping hand even in their final moments...