50 Years Ago: Police Kill Would-Be Firestone Kidnappers

Fifty years ago, police foiled an attempt to kidnap a well-known industrialist. Our story comes courtesy of the The Herald-Press of St. Joseph, Michigan. Kidnappers Foiled, Killed! BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Pistols raised, two men crashed into the home of Leonard K. Firestone Thursday night in an apparent attempt to kidnap the wealthy industrialist. … More 50 Years Ago: Police Kill Would-Be Firestone Kidnappers

1927 Lillian Graef Killing Still Haunts Milwaukee

By Joe Hanneman MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin —Lillian G. Graef’s infectious smile and carefree demeanor belied the troubles she’d seen in her 19 years. Her 47-year-old mother, Mary, died of tuberculosis in January 1922 when Lillian was just 14. Her sister, Adeline, died in July 1921 of the same disease. The family’s oldest girl, Marie, became a … More 1927 Lillian Graef Killing Still Haunts Milwaukee

Lightning Struck the 1935 Bears; His Name Was Don Hutson

In the 1935 pro football home opener at Green Bay’s East Stadium, lightning struck the Chicago Bears. His name was Don Hutson. Fresh from an All-America career and a Rose Bowl victory with the University of Alabama, rookie Green Bay Packer end Hutson took the first pass of the game more than 80 yards to the … More Lightning Struck the 1935 Bears; His Name Was Don Hutson

Treasured Wisdom from Rudyard Kipling

Nobel Prize-winning author Rudyard Kipling certainly understood the power of stories. He wrote some of the most memorable ones of the past two centuries, including The Jungle Book, Captains Courageous and Gunga Din. He provides his take on history in this installment of Treasured Wisdom. Could it be that history gets short shrift because of how it … More Treasured Wisdom from Rudyard Kipling