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Who Killed John Roach In A Crowded Room and Got Away With It?

In the spring of 1858, a 20-year old Delaware College student named John Edward Roach was preparing for the annual Junior Exhibition, an evening of gentlemanly debate and speeches. Little did the school know, things wouldn’t be so gentlemanly and the exact events would remain a mystery forever. Mockery of the event and its participants was almost an official part of the event and even...

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A Short List No. 1

Often, on Monday I’ll post #MondayMoodArt with an artist on Instagram and usually a...

Scandalous Stories

Abandoned Glass Pool

Place: Abandoned Luxury Pool & Sports Complex, Bellevue State Park Location: Wilmington, DE...

Murder

Dark Secrets

Bad Behavior

Mysteries & Midsadventure

Accidents in History

Nostalgia

Lachford Hall & Annual Break

Today will mark the start of A Short History’s annual mini-break. Last year I took a little...