But the most important step in exonerating MacKillop – and solidifying her incredible legacy – was her canonization. The proceedings began in 1926 but stalled during a decades-long investigation into the nun’s writings. Once again, she passed the tests in front of her, and she became a saint in January of 1995, a title she […]
So, while the tale of the Lovers of Teruel may be just a piece of fiction, its continued popularity proves yet again that love stories can endure through the ages. And this is especially true of those that come with an ending as tragic as Isabel and Diego’s.
For his part, Hefner tried to warn Stratten about her husband – but he told Village Voice that the murder-suicide all came down to Snider’s greed. Even after her death, though, Stratten’s story lives on in a pair of movies, as well as in songs inspired by her story.
The Canine’s Calling Gavel the German Shepherd was once set for life in the police force. But when the canine was fired from the academy for being too friendly, he landed a brand-new job with His Excellency the Governor of Queensland, Australia, as well as an impressive title: Vice-Regal Dog. Gavel’s role, which he’s held […]
In July 2019 Raju, a rescued Indian elephant, celebrated his fifth year of freedom, and to commemorate the milestone his keepers threw him quite the party complete with an elephant-friendly cake made from vegetables, fruits and beans and topped with sugarcane. Since escaping a life of slavery and abuse in 2014, Raju has lived peacefully […]
When Canadian couple Elizabeth Spence and Mike Aporius adopted abused English Pointer Nora, the animal was skittish around everyone. No matter what her new family tried, nothing seemed to help with her anxiety – until Spence gave birth to a baby boy named Archie. Archie and Nora formed an instant bond, and now, three years […]