A Serial Killer: Hang 'Em High
Gilles de Rais is a retired military commander who fought alongside Joan of Arc at the Siege of Orléans. He is also a playwright and has financed his own play. Unfortunately he recently kidnapped a clergyman after a heated dispute and after an investigation Gilles became the suspect in a series of child murders! He was accused of murdering over 100 children in a bizarre ritual of demon worship. He is tried before both a secular and religious court and found guilty. He is hanged by the neck. 
Montezuma Wags the Dog
After 14 years of strong rule, the Aztec Emperor "Obsidian Serpent" grows ill and passes away. He had saved the Aztecs from being absorbed into the surrounding tribes and built them into the major power of the region surrounding Lake Texacoco. With the passing of the old Emperor, the new Emperor must make it clear that he is no soft touch. Emperor Montezuma makes a deal with the King across the Lake to conduct a mock war in order to frighten the other tribes into believing that the new Emperor is even stronger than the old one. In fact, this sham is going to work so well that the Aztec Empire will double and quadruple in size by the end of Montezuma's reign in 1469.    
This Year in Wikipedia
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- Gilles de Rais - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]
- Watson, Bruce. Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, the Murders, and the Judgment of Mankind. Viking Adult. August 16, 2007. ISBN 9780670063536. (BOOK)
- Sacco and Vanzetti - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]
- Thomas Edison - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]
- Nikola Tesla - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]
- Aguilar-Moreno, Manuel. Handbook to Life in the Aztec World. New York: Facts on File, Infobase Publishing. 2006. ISBN 9780816056736. pp. 40-42.(BOOK) Quote: "It appears that King Montechuzoma I easily convinced the council to maintain peace with the people of Tetcoco, but a silulated war against Tetzcoco was acted out to intimidate other towns and to mark Aztec superiority to the people from Tetzcoco."
- Montezuma I: Reign - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]
- Itzcoatl (Obsidian Serpent) - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]
- Texcoco (altepetl) - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]
- Nezahualcoyotl - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]