It killed more people in 24 weeks than HIV/AIDS killed in 24 years! and yet, it somehow became known as the forgotten pandemic.
The Tennessee Cholera Epidemic was first recorded in December 1848 at two ports: New York City on December 2 and New Orleans on December 11.
This pandemic was considered to have the highest fatalities of the 19th-century epidemics.
The Second Cholera Pandemic reached Detroit and New York City first. It reached the Pacific Coast, courtesy of passengers of ships
Cholera was endemic to certain regions in India. But it was the British Army and Navy personnel that carried it to other countries
He just wanted his ex-wife. When they wouldn't say where she was, he murdered them execution style. Even the children.
He grabbed a hammer and beat his wife to death. When he saw what he'd done, he decided to kill the whole family.
He woke from a drug and alcohol induced sleep and decided to murder all 13 members of his family. Including the kids
He is a French serial killer who, along with his wife, confessed to kidnapping, raping and murdering 9 girls over 14 years
He is suspected of seeking revenge on his mother who was an alcoholic and allegedly abused him in his childhood.
Kenneth McDuff was an American serial killer suspected of at least 14 murders and served time on death row - twice
She was dubbed the most famous bereaved mother in America. But was she truly a serial murderer of her own kids
She'd get them, strangle them then throw them away, keeping the money and pawning their clothes. She was hanged til dead
One of the most infamous serial killers of our time. He tortured, raped and murdered 33 young men and boys for seven years
He was found guilty of the Atlanta child murders. Many believe he is innocent. Many believe it was really the Klan
The Alphabet Murders are still unsolved, but never forgotten. Three little girls still need justice and Rochester NY intends to get it!
Serial Killer Jesus Aguilera was sent to the USA by Castro from Cuba when he dumped his criminals and insane on our soil....
Theresa Knorr was not a woman to mess with. When she said she'd beat you to death, she meant it and proved it twice
He shot his girlfriend in the mouth and mutilated her still breathing body. She knew too much about his satanic ritual murders.
He'd murder two little boys and bury them with their parents in the desert. Then he'd start writing a book about it to sell...
In the end, Carol told the police everything. Doug's fantasies, the eleven year old, the shootings, and the sunset strip murders
15 school mates knew what he wanted to and gave him help to ensure he could get the job done. They even brought cameras....
They said he was sane. He stood trial for 56 murders as he sang, talked gibberish and exposed himself to jurors. They shot him
He killed at least fifteen men in gruesome circumstances and was known to retain corpses for sex acts. Then he'd flush them
The entire massacre only took less than 6 minutes but, in that time, Patrick Purdy managed to kill five children and injure 39 others
At 15, Alyssa wanted to know what it felt like to murder. So she dug two shallow graves and started with Elizabeth
She wanted a radio for Christmas. Her dad gave her a gun instead. She believed he wanted her to kill herself. She didn't
James Bulger was a two-year-old boy who was abducted, tortured and murdered by two 10-year-old's in broad daylight.
David Brom decided that he would murder his whole family with an 'ax' because his dad yelled at him over his choice of music....
Brynn Hartman murdered her famous husband Phil Hartman and then herself. People are still asking themselves why
Angelo Buono was a born loser and a man who fancied himself a lady killer. He lived up to that reputation ten times
He was one half of the Hillside Strangler team with cousin Angelo Buono. Was he also the Alphabet Killer?
Lawrence 'the Pliers' Bittaker took the torture of his victims to the extremes. Weapon of choice? His pliers
His real wife thought he was working. The money was coming from the other 'wives', he was drowning along the way
He walked into the tiny, crowded cafe and pulled a gun. Without mercy or discretion, he aimed to kill them all
He felt his chances for University and future employment opportunities were gone. They'd pay for that with their lives
He described the shooting as an "incentive" for Hispanics to leave the country.
He was the man behind the deadliest shooting by a single shooter in United States
After the Katyn Massacre he was named the Guinness World Record Holder for 'Most Prolific Executioner' in 2010
He was behind the worst case of intimate-partner violence in Ontario, murdering three of his ex's in one day
The girl in me is clawing to get out, he said. I don't belong on this planet and I need to die
They went out on a Sunday afternoon walk and they were never seen again. What happened to these twins
She decided that her family had done her wrong. She also decided they would pay up on Cristmas Eve
Grace Millane was a beautiful 22-year-old English tourist from Essex, England on a Tinder date with death.
Arthur Gatter, a little known serial killer nicknamed "The Hammer-Killer of Frankfurt" was a German serial killer who killed the homeless with a hammer
In the world of psychology, the dark triad refers to the personality traits of narcissism, psychopathy and machiavellianism. And Ted Bundy was the poster child!
Steven Pennell, aka "The Corridor Killer", "The Blue Fiber Killer", "The Route 40 Killer " was, by age 34, a monster
He and his side kick Junko tortured, murdered, and disposed of at least seven people between 1996 and 1998.
She boarded the train with the trunks containing the dsimembered bodies of her friends in tow. Now that's just plain insane!
Marjorie Orbin murdered her husband. She then dismembered him and put his body in a tote in the desert.
The storm started building after a girl had rejected him in his youth. Murder was apt to soon follow.
She heard voices telling her to murder her parents. So she did
When throwing cats from lethal heights held no more thrill for her, she moved on to smothering babies. Cause the voice said to.
Erin Caffey had a problem with her folks. They didn't approve of her boyfriend. She fixed that. Well, almost
Parveen Rafiq tied her daughter to her bed and lit her on fire to restore the family's name. No shame in that...?
After he was finally caught and arrested, Volker Eckert said: "I am so crazy that I am alleviated for the arrest".
He intended to beg for food. Instead he committed murder, hid in the attic and let the towns folk believe the place was haunted!...
It was hard to say who was happier about Melanie Alix being locked away: her brother or her ex-boyfriend. Both were ecstatic!
Eugene Butler died in 1913. Two years later the corpses beneath his house were discovered. Was he the first John Wayne Gacy?
Howard Unruh is considered the first single-episode mass murderer in U.S. history. He was also a paranoid schizophrenic.
Sada realized that the public thought of her as a "sex pervert" but she had murdered only to have him forever
Wiliam Parente was under investigation by the FBI for an alleged Ponzi scheme. So he murdered his family and then himself
John Robinson is serial killer who admitted to 8 murders. He met his victims on-line and is called the Internet's first serial killer.
The senseless mass shooting took place on November 7, 2018 in California. It was the 307th mass killing of 2018
Levi Bellfield had a massive ego to feed. He thought he was God's gift to everyone. Seems he really wasn't.
Hinckley, Utah, is a tiny desert town with less than 700 residents and the one time stalking ground of Utah's infamous child killer
Was Carl Brandt a secret serial killer who murdered his way through life undetected until he finally decapitated his 'Victoria Secret' fantasy?
Was his motive for murdering all those old people really so he could retire early and leave the country?
He murdered women all over the USA. He's confessed to 90 and law enforcement says they believe he's telling the truth.
He reeked havoc on Cincinnati for nearly a year. Beating, raping and strangling to death seven women.
He worked for a municipal water department. He also murdered at random while pretending he was a multi-millionaire.
He was called Mr. Creepy and after he killed 16 little children in a massacre everyone knew why
She said she had an overwhelming need to shop. But others saw only an overwhelming need to kill
He said "it was the power, the domination and seeing the fear that drove his serial killing crime spree forward.
The dead prostitute was hanging like a pig ready for the slaughter when the cops showed up. No meat for the street no more!...
He pickled their flesh in jars then sold it on the Wrocław market as pork. And he had no trouble finding buyers!
He was said to have an odd twitch but that didn't stop him from murdering eight women
His sexual frustration finally got to him by the time he reached fifteen. By 23, he was sentenced to 140 years in prison
Darren O'Neall was a pathological liar with a taste for violent sex. And he didn't mind using a hammer to get it
The excerpts told how he stalked, sexually assaulted, murdered then photographed his victims in sexual poses with mannequins
In his youth, Mark Rowntree had been rejected by a girl. And the complex kept festering. Until one day! Then - Ka-BOOM!
Serial killer Donald Neilson was the most wanted man in Britain for the kidnap and murder of 17 year old Lesley Whittle
Four young girls where found bound and gagged after the fire was put out. Had Robert murdered them?
He murdered seven women (including two who were pregnant) in the southeast United States between 1997 and 2003.
The authorities believe he knows more than he's saying, but he's not budging. He'd get the death penalty if he talked.
Before his execution, he would also confess to a 1950 murder bring the number of killings to seven
His trophy room held handcuffs, a leather gag, two "slave" collars, a switchblade, pills and a pistol. He was ready to kill
He said he got tired of family life so murdered the problems as he saw fit. Brain cancer would prompt his confessions
Many said he also plotted to murder his grandfather and grandmother all for money he'd never see
He was suspect in over 16 murders, one of which on the Highway of Tears. His DNA was found on one of the bodies...
She stabbed her 8 year old in a voodoo ritual that "came out wrong," She went after the 5 year old to try again
Because they lived a modern lifestyle and had boyfriends, the three teenage daughters would have to die
She told the world someone had taken her 7 year old daughter, all the while knowing the little girl was dead and buried
She said she was stabbing sand dollars, not humans. But the judge sent her to prison for life anyway!
She was the source of an illegal trade in infants between Canada and the United States. She was also a cruel serial killer
He had given the law information concerning alleged organized-crime activities. That was apparently a really bad idea
The State Prosecutor said Michaela had killed 'to assert and satisfy her own feeling of superiority' as 'master over life and death.'
Her defense attorney said Judy Kirby was a very sick woman who had been misdiagnosed and improperly treated
The five bodies decomposed for years until her teenage daughter found the skeletal remains in a locked closet
He wrote a letter stating that he had two choices: Kill himself or kill himself and his entire family. He chose option two
A belief that the government had brought him to Mumbai to commit thefts and made him commit criminal acts of murder.
The police reported that Siswanto mutilated and removed the internal organs of all of his 12 victims.
And still she remains silent - never speaking about the incident
“It was as if he had been possessed, as if he had become a demon,”
He went by Baekuni, but the street kids called him "Babe", an affectionate term for "Dad. Little did they know
He just started crying, and he said, "I didn't mean to kill any of them." But he never tired of talking about it.
He buried his victims, facing toward his home, up to their waists in the ground as part of a ritual then strangled them
He was sentenced to 2,410 years in maximum security for 38 murders, 40 rapes and 6 robberies.
He acknowledged in testimony that the murders, dating from 1980, had been "animal-like", but offered no more explanation.
He explained that the killings started after he had returned from the army and found his girlfriend had married someone else
He had an atypical sexual fetishism which is that he cannot achieve sexual excitement unless he strangles people.
He murdered his own mother in 2000, and also murdered a 27-year-old woman and her 19-year-old sister in 2005.
He insisted he was innocent through it all. But the facts said differently and a death sentence was the results.
He earned the title Angel of Death and received 127 years behind bars.
No one could decide if he was sane or not, so they locked him up and never set a trial date. He's still there!...
The law suspected him of murdering a nineteen year old. Six dead women later they knew they had a serial killer in hand
He had trespassed onto private property to hunt. When confronted, he opened fire, killing 6 and wounding 2 more
Paranoid schizophrenia and an obsession with forearms. The combination can't be anything but deadly trouble
Known as "The French Ripper" in the Rabbit Fur Hat who had to be dragged to the gallows
He would get everything; the estates, their personal fortunes and the family business. If they were just out of the way
The children had all been tied up, then beat to death with a tire iron. Even the little girl who was just visiting
He sat quietly in the death chamber as 16 pellets of sodium cyanide dropped into the sulfuric acid. Innocent or not
Charles Rathbun - A Well Known Photographer - Not So Well Known Killer
He was spotted by a mob as he was trying to steal a car. Police had to save him from being beat to death....
As a full blown alcoholic, she couldn't help herself. So, in order to supply her need, she became a serial killer
His girlfriend Beryl, wanted her ring back. Jarabo decided murdering five people for it was the cheapest way to go.
He was the leader of the "Flatheads" gang, who committed the first-ever armored car robbery, on March 11, 1927.
She had broken up with him months earlier. That obviously was a one sided decision. So he handled that little problem
While in jail for an attempted robbery, he started confessing to unsolved murders with facts he should not have known
Diagnosed with acute paranoid psychosis and having manic ideas about black magic he was driven to mass murder
She stabbed the children over and over again. As they lay dying in the bathtub, she plunged the blade into her own throat.
She blamed her dead mother for the deaths of the infants. So who really did kill the babies in the boxes in the closet?
He opened fire with a semi-automatic pistol in the Albertville Realschule. Things just got ugly from there.
She was a woman scorned. She was also one hell of a shot who had no intention of losing a custody battle.
He was thought to have died with his followers in the mass murder/suicide. The law thought differently.
He was convicted on 2 counts of rape and murder but believed responsible for 36 more.
He murdered his mother-in-law and a friend he thought was having an affair with his wife. Then he kidnapped a bus.
He shot his wife because she wanted a divorce and a female lover. His daughters were okay with it and that made him mad!...
He was hailed as a "great example" and a "clear case of rehabilitation". This serial killer who buried the corpses in his garden.
One night she just snapped. She pulled out a gun and shot the problem in the head. But she was nice about it
He left violent and threatening messages on several religious websites. Then set out to commit mass murder
He himself was a rapist and serial killer who also claimed to have been a John Wayne Gacy victim.
She became convinced a demonic spirit had invaded the soul's of all four of her children, so she decided to fix them. Bad call!...
He had a thirst for dominating others combined with general irritability. He killed out of personal dislike of the homeless.
He said that he went to meet the prostitutes for sex but suddenly the voices in his head ordered him to kill
He murdered two wives and four of his own children. The former clergyman also raped his own daughters.
One by one her children would end up dead. But when the adopted child died, the doctors finally started asking questions.
He hid the bodies in the house that he shared with his parents.
She became involved in a master/slave relationship with a serial killer. After that, things went straight to hell!
She was called "Death Row Granny," and was the first woman to be executed in the US since 1962.
He started out as a small time thug. But in the end, he would murder over and over again, even his own brother
After allowing a complete stranger to rape his 19 year old girlfriend at knife point, he stabbed her 157 times.
Dressed like Santa, he entered the house with a gift-wrapped flamethrower and a semi-automatic handgun. Not Good!
It was the second-deadliest mass murder on a U.S. military base since November 2009.
She strangled 10 children, including her own, before being caught and shipped off to the insane asylum.
He pleaded guilty to manslaughter, confessing to picking up four unsuspecting boys and burying their bodies.
He crashed the car into the water. He freed himself while his children drowned. And he didn't call 000 either
At just nineteen, he pulled off the worst mass murder in Australian history. He blamed lack of breast feeding for his actions
He raped and murdered, which was bad enough. But then he burned the corpses in an attempt to hide his crimes.
He found his wife with a lover and had slain them both, hiding their bodies, and subsequently 24 more, in pickling barrels.
He first murdered his parents, then, dressed in a trench coat and armed with a rifle, headed for the school.
He was a self-appointed sex change specialist who carried out hundreds of operations in garages, hotels and on trains. Ugh!
He had insisted to the hit man that the children be unharmed but recommended that his wife be shot directly in the head
He left behind two notes stating that his motive for the mass school shooting was that he hated the human race.
She didn't want the kids and told people so. And not one lived very long. Was she insane or just plain crazy?
She stood accused of murdering her four and five year old babies. She said she was innocent. A jury said different
The children screamed and struggled wildly to hold onto a railing, as their mother insisted on shoving them to their deaths.
She swore she tried to talk them out of the murders, but that didn't work so well. So, onward toward Mexico she went.
In the span of about an hour, Michael set his home on fire, killed five relatives and five bystanders and committed suicide
He drove to his girlfriends house and blew the whole fam damily away. Then he turned the gun on himself
After strangling them, he would dismember the bodies in his bathtub and put the parts out in every day trash bags
He was diagnosed as a psychopath before he was 15 and it was predicted he would grow up into a 'cold blooded killer'.
For two months in 1983, Joliet and surrounding communities were terrorized by a series of random "weekend murders."
Like Sowell, Michael had wrapped the corpses in plastic and littered them around his own property. The smell gave him away.
He murdered his family then fled to Mexico where he pretended to be a journalist. Little did his new friends know.
His mother and sister begged him for their lives, but Shawn pulled the trigger anyway. He wanted everything for himself!
Mitchell Johnson sat on a hill as Andrew went inside and pulled the fire alarm. Then they opened fire as the kids came out!...
She had been beaten, raped and stabbed. Then her house was set on fire. Had a retarded man really done all of this?
She told several classmates, and even wrote in her journal, of her intentions to kill Adrianne Reynolds. And she did!
She had been suffocated, stabbed, dismembered and hid in a shed. But her deviant step brother said it was all an accident
He had 24 functioning personalities. Some nice. Some not so nice. His life inspired the film SPLIT!
He repeated "I rely on God" eleven times during the death dive. Was he praying or committing mass murder?
He lead authorities to the body they'd been looking 18 years for! He got 445 in prison, they got to close an unsolved murder
He wasn't even a suspect in a serial murder investigation. But to beat a DUI, he gave up DNA. Bad idea!
A day and half after the mass murder, he surrendered to the law, begging them the whole time not to hurt him.
She said, "It was the devil who told me to do it. He came to me while I was in the kitchen baking bread.
She was executed by guillotine in 1905 for the murder of five small children.
The couple would kidnap the young girls from the bus stops or streets and torture them for days before killing them!
Debra Evans was nine months pregnant when Jacqueline Williams carved the baby from her womb with a pair of scissors.
She got the idea of eliminating patients in pain, and she just couldn't help but share playing God with a few friends
She was sentenced to 20 years in prison for poisoning her elderly husband and dismembering her lover.
After 30 years and still no sign of the body, Russell may walk out of prison a free man without ever giving it up!...
She murdered her husband at 25. He murdered his wife and kids. They lived happily ever after. Almost
He entered the library and opened fire! No one really knew why and in the end he was killed before revealing the answer.
He was the culprit behind the largest mass murder in modern British history. And all for no particular reason
He murdered 12 strangers and wounded 11 others on the worst killing spree the country could recall. His motive never known
John Christie was an English serial killer active in the 1940's and 1950's. He was arrested, tried and hanged for murder in 1953.
Emile Louis confessed to murdering seven mentally challenged young girls in 2000. He got life! Seven lives too late
On November 4, 1942, General Douglas MacArthur personally signed the order of execution for Edward Leonski
Angus Sinclair has been described as Scotland's worst serial killer. He is said to have killed six women, in seven months
He surrendered while under questioning and decided to show the police where the bodies were. But said he was innocent
He was poised to reap millions in his wrongful conviction lawsuit for rape. Now he was arrested for murder!
He believed the the government had implanted tracking devices in his body and he demanded to speak to the President
He learned her address and showed up at her door. She asked him to leave. But he returned again to murder her.
When Laura Black didn't come to her car to be confronted, he went in after her, firing round after round along the way.
"I have hate crawling through my system. I'm one who seriously hates human life and would kill again."
His wife said John wasn't guilty of rape or murder, but was just "a kinky sort of guy." Boy, was that an understatement!
In Jared's mind, the assassination was already planned and his goodbye letter was already written.
He drew his gun, dropped several cartridges on the ground, stood up and started opening fire on the train passengers at random.
He entered an elementary school, slashing eight children to death. He asked his punishment be swift. All agreed
He put his hands on her throat and squeezed the life from her tiny body. And she would only be the first
He had decided he wanted a sex change and began to create a "woman suit" so he could pretend to be a female.