100 Years Ago Today: Ouija Board Leads to Insanity

Herald Democrat March 5, 1920 In 1973, The Exorcist terrified moviegoers with its depiction of the demonic possession of Regan MacNeil, a 12-year-old girl whose use of an Ouija board allows the demon, Pazuzu (aka Captain Howdy), to take control of her body. Although this film caused some parents to panic and throw away their …

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100 Years Ago Today: Jack Dempsey Accused of Draft Dodging WWI

Herald Democrat, February 28, 1920 Nicknamed the Manassa Mauler because he was born in Manassa, Colorado in 1895, William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey was one of the most accomplished heavyweight fighters of the 1920s. He held the heavyweight title from 1919-1926 with a record of 60-7-8. An incredible 50 of those wins were KOs, with many …

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