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Viktor Belenko: The Cold War Defector Who Thought The FBI Planted Stores With Goods

On September 6th, 1976, when Viktor Belenko dropped his MiG-25 to the treeline and turned off his radio he knew he wasn’t the first…

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Steamboat Sultana: The Maritime Disaster Nobody Cared About Because Abraham Lincoln

When the explosion pitched passengers from the deck of Sultana into the blackness of night, the first suspicion anyone had was sabotage. Someone must…

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Exercise Tiger; Normandy Prequel That Killed 749 U.S. Soldiers

When the practice round for WWII’s Normandy landing took place, we could have never anticipated we’d lose more soldiers than the actual attack. Friendly…

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Ryan White, The Boy With AIDS Who Changed The World

Kokomo, Indiana: When doctors advised Ryan White’s parents, Jeanne Hale and Hubert White, of the bad news, the infant boy had just opened his…

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Cahokia; America’s Forgotten Metropolis

East of St Louis, in Illinois near Collinsville, a city once flourished. Not a European colony, a native city, massive and organized. At its…

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10 Things You May Not Know Happened In The 1970s

If you lived through the 1970s or cracked open a history book since then, you know all about Watergate, the oil embargo, and groovy…

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John Elfreth Watkins Jr.; The Man Who Accurately Predicted The Future In 1900

There are two accounts of the future from 1900, which vary wildly from each other. One was the 28 point article posted in the…

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The Worst Cold War Spy Ever; A True Tale

Operating with the perspective that cats a free to roam, the CIA once enlisted a kitty cat to collect intelligence for the U.S. If…

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Centralia, PA; The Town Swallowed By The Earth

When Alexander Rae stopped his buggy the night of October 17, 1868, he had no idea that it would be the last thing he…

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Wilmer McLean, The Man Who Couldn’t Escape The Civil War

April 9th, 1865: When Confederate Colonel Charles Marshall rode into Appomattox Court House, Virginia, Wilmer McLean had had about enough of the Civil War.…

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