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This Week In History News, Sept. 17 – 23

This Week In History News, Sept. 17 – 23

Meet the man who just might be history's most infamous serial killer.
Could You Pass This Literacy Test Designed To Prevent Blacks From Voting?

Could You Pass This Literacy Test Designed To Prevent Blacks From Voting?

Literacy tests were intended to make sure voters were educated enough to vote, but proved to be highly prejudicial against black voters.
Lyndon Johnson Orders Pants While Belching And Talking About His “Bunghole” [AUDIO]

Lyndon Johnson Orders Pants While Belching And Talking About His “Bunghole” [AUDIO]

"And another thing...the crotch, down where your nuts hang, is always a little too tight."
23 Of The Ugliest Skeletons In The Kennedy Family Closet

23 Of The Ugliest Skeletons In The Kennedy Family Closet

Uncover the dark side of "America's royal family."
Book Told Of The Titanic’s Sinking — 14 Years Before It Happened

Book Told Of The Titanic’s Sinking — 14 Years Before It Happened

Fourteen years before the fateful maiden voyage of the Titanic, a small town writer predicted the whole thing.
Daughter Of Slave And Civil War Veteran Dies At 111

Daughter Of Slave And Civil War Veteran Dies At 111

Devan's grand-niece said, "Just talking to her was like connecting history. She was the last living connection to our great-grandfather.”
10,000 People Died Because The Government Poisoned Alcohol During Prohibition

10,000 People Died Because The Government Poisoned Alcohol During Prohibition

When prohibition was at its height, the government resorted to a desperate plan to scare the public out of drinking bootlegged products.
The True Story Of WWII Medic Desmond Doss Was Too Heroic Even For ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

The True Story Of WWII Medic Desmond Doss Was Too Heroic Even For ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

Meet the man who saved 75 lives all while risking his own.
Whoops! In 1961, The United States Nearly Nuked Itself And Killed Millions Of People

Whoops! In 1961, The United States Nearly Nuked Itself And Killed Millions Of People

“We’ll never know with any precision exactly how close we came to the worst catastrophe imaginable. But it was damn close.”
This 1950s Infomercial Is Either Really Racist Or — For The Time — Kind Of Progressive

This 1950s Infomercial Is Either Really Racist Or — For The Time — Kind Of Progressive

The film was produced to encourage retailers to market to black people.
The Real-Life Goodfellas: Meet The Mobsters Behind The Movie

The Real-Life Goodfellas: Meet The Mobsters Behind The Movie

These are the stories behind the real men and women whose lives were depicted in the movie Goodfellas.