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by ChopperJock
5 years ago
The Unexpected Rescue of a Downed Pilot by Green Hornets Aircrews

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.

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by Kaden01
5 years ago
The Majestic 12

Delve into the murky history surrounding the Majestic 12, rumored to be a presidential advisory committee to hide the truth about Aliens from the American public.

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by Nick Walters
5 years ago
A Funny Story from Joe Biden

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.

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by Shalaria LeNoir
5 years ago
Why I Get Chills When I Hear About Jeffrey Dahmer

A few reasons the name Jeffrey Dahmer gives me chills

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by Fran5050
5 years ago
The Queen's Coronation 1953 - The Official Souvenir Album

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.

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by trudyb
5 years ago
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Style Icon Coco Chanel: a Brief History

A brief look at Coco Chanel and her influence on clothing history

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by betsycole
5 years ago
Roe v. Wade - The Story of a Verdict

Roe v. Wade is one of the most hotly contested Supreme Court cases of all time, and we still argue the implications today, over forty years later. Who were Roe and Wade? What was the case really about?

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by Lisa Williams
5 years ago
45 Things Only 80's Kids Will Understand

First of all, let me start by saying, you are not an 80's kid if you simply born in 1980. A lot of people think that. You were too young to remember what was going on in 1983. You had to be born in the 70's. ...

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by Lisa Williams
5 years ago
How Much Do You Miss the 90's?

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...

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by Lisa Williams
5 years ago
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela - A True Fighter

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!"....

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by mynameismatt
5 years ago
The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Retrospective

"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.

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by Lisa Williams
5 years ago
What Youth Day Means to the Average South African

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...

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by Nmsa
5 years ago
The Mirage: The First Resort Built with Wall Street Money

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.

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by mynameismatt
5 years ago
Idi Amin: The Butcher of Uganda

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.

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by Sofiyah Sa'ad
5 years ago
Emmett Till: Not In Vain

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.

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by Chatsworth
5 years ago
Quebec's Duplessis Orphan Scandal

From the 1940's until the 1960's Maurice Duplessis, Premier of the province of Quebec, Canada, with cooperation from the Catholic Church, falsely certified thousands of normal children to mental asylums for financial gain.

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by weianow
5 years ago
McCarthyism and the Red Scare

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.

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by Sofiyah Sa'ad
5 years ago
Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop: Pharaoh of the Upper Nile

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.

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by weianow
5 years ago
Mankind Messes with Nature--Nature Loses: The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

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.

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by Bohica
5 years ago
Damn Good, World War 2 Movies from the 1950s and 1960s

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.

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