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More soldiers died in the U.S. Civil War than thought

A study of U.S. census records from 1850 to 1880 suggests that 750,000 soldiers died during the Civil War - 21% more than previously thought. For more than a century, it has been accepted with a grain of salt that about 620,000 Americans died in the conflict, with more than half

1881 census sheds light on Jack the Ripper’s victims’ lives

A study of the 1881 census has revealed more details about the lives of Jack the Ripper's victims and some believe that further study may shed some light on the murderer himself.The first of the Canonical victims, Mary Ann Nichols, appears in the 1871 census as married with three children,