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When John Paul Getty III was kidnapped in 1973, his captors infamously cut off his right ear. His grandfather initially refused to part with a penny of his massive wealth to help.
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Charged with kidnapping two young female followers in 1910, the “Omnipotent Oom,” as Pierre A. Bernard became known, spent three months in Sing Sing before the case fell apart.
When Washington Roebling, the Brooklyn Bridge’s chief engineer, discovered subpar steel had been used in its construction, he intervened to ensure the structure was safe.
The Newbery-Award-winning creator of Ramona, Beezus, and the rest of the gang on Klickitat Street wrote books for children in which children could recognize themselves.
William Miller predicted the Second Coming would happen sometime within the year following March 12, 1843. When it didn't, his religious sect, the Millerites, turned on him.
In 1982, panic swept the country as news spread that seven people had died in Illinois after taking Tylenol laced with cyanide. The culprit has never been found.
When socialite James Hazen Hyde threw a ritzy ball in New York City in 1905, the rumor was he had used company money, rather than his own, to pay for it. Shame and exile followed.
The rivalry between paleontologists Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh produced some of the greatest fossil finds in history, as well as some of the pettiest behavior.