In the early part of 1967, the United States Air Force transferred a number of UH-1F Helicopters from Thailand to Nha Trang Air Base, Republic of Viet Nam, and assigned them to E Flight of the 20th Helicopter Squadron. Due to the various shades of the green camouflage colors used on the aircraft, the generic call sign of Green Hornet was used by the unit. This details the rescue of a fighter pilot.
In today's contentious political battles on Capitol Hill it makes you wonder if they ever got along. US Senators elected before the early 1980s served in a body where philosophical lines were more prevalent than partisan ones yet they still held membership of the Most Exclusive Club in the World. Current Vice-President Joe Biden learned the informal rules of the Senate one day at a Democratic Caucus luncheon.
The Queen's Coronation 1953 Official Souvenir Album has been published to accompany an exhibition of the same name that forms part of the 2013 Summer Opening at Buckingham Palace.
How well do you remember the 90's? Was it just another decade of your life that you went through? Maybe it does not bring too many happy memories your way. Of course, some of you would be too young to even have gone through this time frame. I spent...
I had just just turned fourteen, and had started high school. It was just another day, and I was waiting for my mom to pick me up from school as usual. However, this time she was smiling a lot more. "What's up?", I asked "Nelson Mandela was released today!"....
"Hindsight is 20/20" This is a very common saying. All of us can probably look back in regret at a missed opportunity, or at a situation we should have handled differently. The annals of history are no different, as demonstrated by the factors which led to World War I and World War II. Let's look back at the Cuban Missile Crisis. Specifically, let's focus on the events leading up to it, the infamous thirteen days of the crisis, and some mistakes that could have been avoided along the way.
Today was Father's Day right around the world, but in South Africa the 16th of June is also Youth Day. It has been years ago since 200 school children were killed in an instant by angry, brutal policeman. This happened in 1976, but nobody who was around at the...
Steve Wynn took a monumental risk when he decided to build Las Vegas' first five-star megaresort, The Mirage. However, his gamble paid off when The Mirage brought new life to the dwindling town of Las Vegas.
The twentieth century has seen numerous swift, questionable rises to power throughout the world. Let's take a look at one such individual: Idi Amin, who has been called The Butcher of Uganda. Specifically, let's investigate his military background, his reign of terror, and his eventual demise.
Emmett Till was a 14 year old young man accused of flirting with a Mississippi white woman and was brutally murdered for this alleged "indiscretion". His killers were racists white men conditioned to believe every African person living in America are sub-human and worthy of ill-treatment. This attitude was pervasive throughout the U.S., reached a crescendo in 1955, and was indicative of the mindset of most white Americans and their stooges across the country.
McCarthyism caused many people of the United States to lose jobs, reputations and sometimes even families as the government investigated what they perceived as a threat to the security of the United States due to the Cold War and the Second Red Scare in the 1950s.
Distinguished historian, anthropologist, and Pan-Afrikanist Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop blazed a trail of leadership that continues to make a major impact on those who study his accomplishments. Racial harmony and unity among Afrikans on the continent and in the Diaspora was at the forefront of his mind and tirelessly worked to achieve that goal.
Though not necessarily the worst of oils spills in history, the Exxon Valdez oil spill is certainly near the top of the list. It left its slick mark on the environment for decades.
Conflict is an ugly thing but it does make for damn good World War 2 movies. For almost 70 years, from Stalag 17 & The Great Escape through Patton & The Bridge on the River Kwai to Saving Private Ryan, filmmakers have mined commercial gold by focusing on the unparalleled exploits of the United States military during World War II.