Sources for 120 - The Mad Gasser

Maruna, Scott  Mad Gasser of Mattoon: Dispelling the Hysteria  2003 Swamp Gas Book 

Co. Kindle Edition.

idnc.library.illinois.edu   Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections

archives.chicagotribune.com

masksofmesingw.blogspot.com/2011/04/mystery-asphyxiations-in-coatesville.html

www.prairieghosts.com/gasser.html

mysteriousuniverse.org/2011/06/mad-gassers-of-america

www.appalachianhistory.net/2013/01/mad-gasser-of-botetourt-county.html

jg-tc.newspapers.com

wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_tetrachloride

www.epa.gov/airtoxics/hlthef/carbonte.html

wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichloroethylene

www.dhr.virginia.gov/pdf_files/specialcollections/bo059_botetourt_architectural_survey_2008_report.pdf

wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_hysteria

theshadowlands.net

nautil.us/blog/why-does-mass-hysteria-affect-mostly-women

theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/womens-blog/2014/may/26/teen-girls-mass-hysteria-new-novel-tackles-rare-mysterious-illness

www.csicop.org/si/show/mass_delusions_and_hysterias_highlights_from_the_past_millennium/

www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/medaspec/Ch-2electrv699.pdf  (History of chemical and biological warfare: an American perspective)

 

Sources for 119 - The Batavia

Dash, Mike Batavia's Graveyard: The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny.  Crown/Archetype 2002.  Kindle Edition.

www.kb.nl/bladerboek/barrenregions/batavia/batavia-translation.pdf

Disastrous Voyage of the Vessel Batavia to the East Indies. Amsterdam, for Jan Jansz, 1647 (The translation of the "Ongeluckige voyagie, van’t schip Batavia" was taken from The Western Mail of December 24, 1897. The Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batavia_(ship)

http://members.iinet.net.au/~bill/batavia.html

http://www.academia.edu/795498/The_1629_Mass_Grave_for_Batavia_Victims_Beacon_Island_Houtman_Abrolhos_Islands_Western_Australia

 

Sources for #118 - The Battle of Brisbane

Meanjin to Brisvegas: Snapshots of Brisbane's journey from colonial backwater to new world city Paperback – by John Tilston

Thompson & R. Macklin, The Battle of Brisbane: Australians and the Yanks at War

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Leonski

http://socialistworker.org/2012/02/15/mutiny-against-racism

http://www.unclejoe.net/brisbane.html

http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=247

http://politicsandculture.org/2010/08/10/the-battle-of-brisbane-by-raymond-evans-and-jacqui-donegan-2/

http://www.acr.net.au/~davidandjane/riota_20020416.pdf

The Battle of BrisbaneBy Robert Macklin

 

Sources for #117 - Boston Corbett

http://www.npr.org/2015/04/15/399579416/historian-john-wilkes-booth-not-a-deranged-lone-madman

http://wesclark.com/jw/booth.html

http://affotd.com/2015/03/17/boston-corbett-the-insane-killer-of-john-wilkes-booth/

http://www.historynet.com/john-wilkes-booth

https://theamericanscholar.org/the-man-who-shot-the-man-who-shot-lincoln/#.VWEkTFlVikr

http://www.historybuff.com/library/refbooth.html

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-spiritualist-who-warned-lincoln-was-also-booths-drinking-buddy-180954317/

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/11/john-wilkes-booths-brother-saved-abraham-lincolns-sons-life-shortly-before-lincoln-was-assassinated/

http://www.washingtonian.com/blogs/capitalcomment/history/the-man-who-killed-john-wilkes-booth.php

http://www.history.com/news/who-was-mary-surratt

http://www.history.com/news/the-john-wilkes-booth-mummy-that-toured-america

http://www.npr.org/2015/04/15/399579416/historian-john-wilkes-booth-not-a-deranged-lone-madman

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/04/john-wilkes-booth-and-the-higher-law/385461/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Atzerodt

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln#Assassination_and_funeral

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Abraham_Lincoln#Powell_attacks_Secretary_of_State_William_Seward

http://www.history.com/news/the-john-wilkes-booth-mummy-that-toured-america

 

Sources for #116 - The Actor Rivalry

http://www.britannica.com/biography/William-Charles-Macready

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Macready

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astor_Place_Riot

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Forrest

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5402902

http://www.nytimes.com/1992/01/12/theater/theater-when-macbeth-shook-the-world-of-astor-place.html

http://hyperallergic.com/143564/two-nyc-macbeths-and-the-1849-riot-sparked-by-their-rivalry/

Astor Place Riot - H. M. Ranney, New York, N.Y., 1849

 

Sources for #115 - Charley Hatfield

http://articles.latimes.com/2001/may/06/local/me-60157

http://www.kansas.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-story-of-kansas/article3681496.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Hatfield

http://www.explorehistoricalif.com/hatfield2.htm

http://www.explorehistoricalif.com/hatfield.htm

http://www.sandiegohistory.org/journal/70winter/hatfield.htm

 

Sources for #114 - Alexander Pearce

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Pearce

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Skull_of_Alexander_Pearce.jpg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tasmania

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macquarie_Harbour_Penal_Station

http://www.ashadocs.org/aha/07/07_04_McGowan.pdf

Cannibals: Shocking True Tales of the Last Taboo on Land and at Sea  By Joseph Cummins

A Compulsion to Kill: The Surprising Story of Australia's First Serial Killers  By Robert Cox

 

Sources for #113 - Reg Spiers

J. McSorley, M. McSorley. 2015. Out of the Box: the highs and lows of a champion smuggler. Roaring Forties Press.

Reg Spiers: The man who posted himself from London to Perth in a wooden box. 2015. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/the-man-who-posted-himself-from-london-to-perth-in-a-wooden-box/story-fnq2o7dd-1227257751063. [Accessed 10 July 2015].

The Australian javelin star who thought inside the box - Telegraph. 2015. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/athletics/11168020/The-Australian-javelin-star-who-thought-inside-the-box.html. [Accessed 11 July 2015].

The man who posted himself to Australia - BBC News. 2015. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31700049. [Accessed 8 July 2015].

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/drug-dealing-daughter-of-former-athlete-reg-spiers-jailed-for-six-years/story-e6frea6u-1226011321846 

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/drug-charges-dropped-for-former-commonwealth-games-athlete-reg-spiers/story-e6frea83-1226550593404 

Reg Spiers: the man who posted himself to Perth in a box. 2015. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/reg-spiers-the-man-who-posted-himself-to-perth-in-a-box-20150311-1411ye.html. [Accessed 12 July 2015].

Reg Spiers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 2015. [ONLINE] Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg_Spiers. [Accessed 7 July 2015].

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http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/drug-charges-dropped-for-former-commonwealth-games-athlete-reg-spiers/story-e6frea83-1226550593404

 

Sources for #112 - Prince Alfred Visits Australia

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/1288749

Australia's Empire By Deryck Marshall Schreuder, Stuart Ward

Looking for Australia By John Hirst - Black Inc, 

https://books.google.com/books?id=HobbAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA201&lpg=PA201&dq=manchester+martyrs++%2B+prince+alfred&source=bl&ots=dObH1Bu1If&sig=SvnIXjAZmudyAPv1nuyPVye2e7g&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CC4Q6AEwA2oVChMIy7ntqK6VxwIVRoYNCh148w3z#v=onepage&q=manchester%20martyrs%20%20%2B%20prince%20alfred&f=false

Faringdon-Davis, Gillian. 1988. The Monarchy and its Part in Australia's Maturity. Australian Numismatist. pp. 68-83

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/5823811

http://museumvictoria.com.au/collections/themes/2056/hrh-prince-alfred-duke-of-edinburgh-1844-1900

Mark McKenna, The Captive Republic: a history of republicanism in Australia 1788–1996, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, 1996

http://archive.org/stream/narrativeofvisit00knig/narrativeofvisit00knig_djvu.txt

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/31987003

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1300&dat=18671129&id=PNRhAAAAIBAJ&sjid=6pADAAAAIBAJ&pg=7256,5731659&hl=en

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1300&dat=19880125&id=u5NVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BZcDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6190,2566075&hl=en

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/32723660

https://books.google.com/books?id=-0FLAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA215&lpg=PA215&dq=prince+alfred+in+tasmania+aboriginal&source=bl&ots=FMr95fr7h2&sig=eNE_mFMwb_9t2k6e7NLVhr39xck&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CDgQ6AEwBWoVChMIkbetrraWxwIVwqoeCh0QjQTZ#v=onepage&q=prince%20alfred%20in%20tasmania%20aboriginal&f=false

https://prosecutionproject.griffith.edu.au/no-mercy-for-a-would-be-assassin/

http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/discover_collections/history_nation/justice/felons/thorne/eyewitness.html

Daily Alta California, Volume 20, Number 6644, 24 May 1868

Last Stop to Nowhere podcast. "The Ides of March part 1"

 

Sources for #110 - Burke and Wills

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burke_and_Wills_expedition

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_O%27Hara_Burke

http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/Researchers/History/HistoricalEssays/Pages/BourkeandWills.aspx

http://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/early-explorers

http://prov.vic.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/WhatHappenedPrint.pdf

http://www.burkeandwills.net.au/downloads/Burke_Wills_brief_history.pdf

Starvation in a Land of Plenty: Wills' Diary of the Fateful Burke and Wills ...By Michael Cathcart

Just RepresentationsBy Robert Gardner

The Dig Tree: The Extraordinary Story of the Burke and Wills Expedition by Sarah P. Murgatroyd

 

Sources for #109 - Mad Don Morgan

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/5739515 - Inquest

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Morgan_(bushranger)

http://ergo.slv.vic.gov.au/explore-history/rebels-outlaws/bushrangers/mad-dan-morgan

http://calumimaclean.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/mad-dan-morgan-great-australian-robber.html

http://www.lateralscience.co.uk/oz/morgan/

http://tour.playster.com/signup?ad_domain=ads.ad-center.com&ad_path=%2Fsmart_ad%2Fdisplay&prod=101&ref=4975711&q=bv%2FMorgan-the-Murderer-A-Definitive-History-of-the-Bushranger-Dan-Morgan&seed=3968976638&sf=prone&adserver=0.16.0-rc1

http://nishi.slv.vic.gov.au/latrobejournal/issue/latrobe-05/t1-g-t3.html

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/39410483?searchTerm=&searchLimits=

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/45048329?searchTerm=&searchLimits=

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/14991467?

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/38659478? - cop story

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/65461408?

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/5747750? - - Nice fellow letter

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/5739515? - Body

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/64973455? - Personal description of being held up

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/70058929?

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/70058951? -

The Story of the Australian Bushrangers By George Boxall - 1902 - George Robertson and Company

 

Sources for #108 - Douglas Mawson

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/01/125-mawson-trek/roberts-text

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-25682462

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-most-terrible-polar-exploration-ever-douglas-mawsons-antarctic-journey-82192685/?no-ist

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/review/fire-and-ice-douglas-mawson-and-robert-scotts-widow/story-fn9n8gph-1226745958299

Racing With Death: Douglas Mawson - Antarctic Explorer - By Beau Riffenburg - Bloomsbury

https://books.google.com/books?id=s62DBQAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=douglas+mawson&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCMQ6AEwAWoVChMI0cK2vZ2nxwIVyIwNCh0tug24#v=onepage&q=douglas%20mawson&f=false

https://books.google.com/books?id=bGj2W3WX-cEC&printsec=frontcover&dq=douglas+mawson&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CEMQ6AEwB2oVChMI0cK2vZ2nxwIVyIwNCh0tug24#v=onepage&q=douglas%20mawson&f=false

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/mawson-sir-douglas-7531

 

Sources for #107 - General Order No. 11

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses_S._Grant

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history/2012/03/ulysses_s_grant_and_general_orders_no_11_how_the_infamous_order_changed_the_lives_of_jews_in_america_.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Order_No._11_(1862)

https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2012/12/05/jacoby/YEQhAs7UWrOfXirKcs3DvJ/story.html

http://www.history.com/news/general-grant-expels-jews-from-his-war-zone-150-years-ago

 

Sources for #106 - The Fenian Raids

Proceedings of the second national congress of the Fenian ..., Volume 2  By Fenian Brotherhood Congress

Fenian heroes and martyrs - edited by John Savage

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9F00E3DB133DE53BBC4D53DFB066838D679FDE

The Fenians: Irish Rebellion in the North Atlantic World, 1858–1876

 By Patrick Steward, Bryan P. McGovern

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http://www.historynet.com/fenian-raids-invasions-of-british-ruled-canada.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Trout_River

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenian_Brotherhood

 

Sources for #105 - Spiderman of Denver

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Edward_Coneys

http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1942/08/01/page/1/article/a-true-ghost-story-solves-an-old-murder

http://murderpedia.org/male.C/c/coneys-theodore.htm

American Murder: Criminals, Crime, and the Media  By Mike Mayo - Visible Ink Press

 

Sources for #104 - The Hippo Bill

http://io9.com/the-remarkable-early-20th-century-plan-to-farm-hippopot-1493356004

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_Joubert_Duquesne

http://www.wired.com/2013/12/hippopotamus-ranching

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/food-matters/the-hunger-game-meat-how-hippos-nearly-invaded-american-cuisine/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Russell_Burnham

American Hippopotamus by Jon Mooallem - The Atavist

 

Sources for # 103 - Octopus Wrestling

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=103_1172872332

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1350&dat=19571124&id=evxOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=zwAEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5009,3076401&hl=en

https://orionmagazine.org/article/deep-intellect/

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2008/06/how_smart_is_the_octopus.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octopus

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/octopus-wrestling-is-my-hobby/

http://io9.com/5885344/octopus-wrestling-a-sport-that-amounted-to-cephalopod-home-invasion

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1350&dat=19571124&id=evxOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=zwAEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5009,3076401&hl=en

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/giant-octopuses-werent-the-worlds-best-wrestlers/

 

Sources for # 102 - Alfred Lawson

Henry, Lyell D.    Zig-Zag-and-Swirl: Alfred W. Lawson's Quest for Greatness  1991 University Of Iowa Press

lawsonomy.org

crpubliclibrary.newspaperarchive.com   (Cedar Rapids Public Library Newspaper Archive)

chroniclingamerica.loc.gov

books.google.com:

The Airliner and Its Inventor, Alfred W. Lawson  By Cy Q. Faunce1921

Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science   By Martin Gardner 1952

chicagoreader.com/chicago/mission-implausible/

http://www.wired.com/2014/10/fantastically-wrong-lawsonomy/

http://mentalfloss.com/article/29967/11-notes-alfred-w-lawson-founder-weirdest-university-ever

http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/mission-implausible/Content?oid=896586

 

Sources #101 - The Death of George Washington

http://www.thepermanentejournal.org/files/Spring2004/time.pdf

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/dec-14-1799-excruciating-final-hours-president-george-washington/

http://www.news-medical.net/health/History-of-Blood-Transfusion.aspx

https://books.google.com/books?id=dXdISwJQJFIC&pg=PA260&lpg=PA260&dq=Philip+Syng+Physick+blood+transfusion&source=bl&ots=xixRw1kMSi&sig=WKpt3DynHZ9rjzXSGiUAz4S6UQY&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CDoQ6AEwBGoVChMI5rzhzaTyxgIVgjeICh0w0w8Q#v=onepage&q=Philip%20Syng%20Physick%20blood%20transfusion&f=false

http://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/the-man-the-myth/death-defied-dr-thorntons-radical-idea-of-bringing-george-washington-back-to-life/