Teen girls blow up Soviet monument

May 8, 1946 Tallinn, Estonia Schoolgirls Aili Jõgi (14, pictured) and Ageeda Paavel (15) use explosives to destroy a Soviet memorial, which they believed represented oppression and occupation Jõji, maiden name Jürgenson, was quoted as saying of the destruction of the monument: "How long should we watch this red star, a memorial for Russian looters.…

Crime boss Ignazio “Jack” Dragna dies at 64

February 23, 1956 Los Angeles, California Ignazio "Jack" Dragna, organized crime boss, dies of a heart attack at 64 Dragna was one of the most successful and least known of the crime bosses, preferring to stay out of the public eye which allowed him to die in prison rather than executed like many other crime…

The eventual death of “Iron Mike” Malloy

February 22, 1933 The Bronx, New York “Iron Mike” Malloy is (finally) murdered Malloy was once a firefighter but had fallen on tough times and had become homeless and an alcoholic. In January of 1933, five of his friends — Francis Pasqua (left), Tony Marino (right), Joseph "Red" Murphy, Hershey Green, and Daniel Kriesberg —…