On this day in 1977, police arrested the Son of Sam killer, David Berkowitz. Here’s our Rejected Google Doodle, plus more on this terror-filled reign.
Mental Floss’ John Green looks at 41 people who suffered bizarre deaths, such as being crushed by a coat rack. More here.
Napolean III was kind of a dick, like his uncle, and he didn’t take the defeat in stride. Instead, he sent 30,000 more troops to Mexico, beat up on the Mexican Army and installed this smarmy jerk with awful facial hair, Emperor Maximilian I, as the leader of Mexico.
From 1991 to 1993, Monica Seles won 22 titles and reached 33 finals out of the 34 tournaments she played. She compiled a 159–12 win-loss record (92.9% winning percentage) during that time, including a 55–1 win-loss record in Grand Slam tournaments. And then somebody stabbed her. A deranged Steffi Graf fan literally stabbed her. With a nine-inch boning knife. On the court. READ THIS, SERIOUSLY.
On this day in 1959, Fidel Castro was sworn in as PM of Cuba. Check out his yearbook photos, which predicted his future here.
"Boo Obama bin Laden, hooray beer!"