John Brown Spear, US Bullet in Siberia & Ronald McDonald...

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History Detectives Special Investigations: Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa?

History Detectives Special Investigations: Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa?

History Detectives

An investigation into the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa.

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History Detectives Special Investigations Preview

History Detectives

The detectives are back with a new mission: Solving the biggest mysteries in American history! History Detectives Special Investigations premieres Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

History Detectives

History Detectives

A matched set of Civil War-era pistols.

60 min.

History Detectives

History Detectives

Clint Black learns about an old book of wanted posters.

60 min.

Civil War Letters, Aviation Fabric & African American...

Civil War Letters, Aviation Fabric & African American...

History Detectives

A story of two Civil War letters, mystery aviation autographs & a 1950s black comic book.

John Brown Spear, US Bullet in Siberia & Ronald McDonald...

John Brown Spear, US Bullet in Siberia & Ronald McDonald...

History Detectives

A spear from John Brown's raid, America's Siberian war and Ronald McDonald's first suit.

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Wednesday
7/30/14 12:00 AM
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Wednesday
7/30/14 1:00 AM
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Wednesday
7/30/14 3:00 AM
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Wednesday
7/30/14 4:00 AM
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Fire Station; Face Artifact; Pop Lloyd's Baseball Field Bonnie & Clyde; Al Ringling Theatre; Sears Home Fire Station; Face Artifact; Pop Lloyd's Baseball Field Bonnie & Clyde; Al Ringling Theatre; Sears Home

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In this episode, Wes Cowan looks into whether this weapon was part of abolitionist John Brown's notorious Harpers Ferry raid. Then, words etched into a bullet lead Eduardo Pagan to ask why US troops spent time in Siberia during World War I. Finally, Elyse Luray falls in love with a Ronald McDonald costume, complete with clown shoes. Was it the first costume of the Ronald McDonald campaign?

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