desmond-1904-heroics

     H. H. Holmes was America’s first known serial killer in the modern definition of the word.  Holmes operated “the Murder Castle”, a Chicago hotel during the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.      Holmes would eventually be convicted of sixteen murders but may have murdered more than 100 people during his operation of the hotel.  What […]

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whistler-and-muldoon

     The powerful William Muldoon was considered invincible as Greco-Roman World Wrestling Champion.  Only one man seriously challenged Muldoon during his reign.  The 165 pound Clarence Whistler gave Muldoon his toughest challenges.  Muldoon and Whistler met on Thursday, November 1, 1883 in San Francisco, California.      William Muldoon was almost a head taller and weighed […]

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tam-and-me

     I met my wife at my sister’s wedding in September 1995.  I had known Tam as my little sister’s best friend for 10 years but I did not really see her as the woman she had become until this day in late September.      I actually got to know her better because I was […]

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john-mcmahon

     On March 22, 1881, Greco-Roman World Wrestling Champion William Muldoon met Collar-and-Elbow World Champion John McMahon at the Terrace Garden in New York City.  Muldoon and McMahon met in a best-two-out-of-three-falls match.      The first fall was conducted by Greco-Roman rules.  The second fall would be contested using collar-and-elbow rules.  The last fall would […]

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