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John C. Woods was an inept hangman, but he got to practice on Nazis convicted at Nuremberg.
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In Goa, Western musical influences turned this former Portuguese outpost into an unlikely but passionate hotbed of jazz.
When cadets smuggled 4 gallons of whiskey into a West Point Christmas party in 1826, things quickly got out of hand.
In June 1977, the notorious James Earl Ray fled a maximum security prison in Tennessee.
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Sam Houston was conflicted — he loved Texas, loved America and hated a Confederacy that he feared would lead the nation on a path to destruction.