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Flight 19’s disappearance in the Bermuda Triangle

December 5, 1945 Bermuda Triangle A group of five torpedo bombers known collectively as Flight 19 disappear without a trace The bombers were returning from a navigation training flight to Fort Lauderdale, Florida when United States Navy Lieutenant Charles Carroll Taylor informed base his compasses were not functional and he did not know his location.… Continue reading Flight 19’s disappearance in the Bermuda Triangle

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“Such is fame”: young man jumps to death performing stunt at Niagara Falls

November 13, 1829 Niagara Falls Sam Patch free-jumps into the Falls, dying as a result Patch, who was reported to be around 20 years old, had been a daredevil for quite sometime and reveled in entertaining others by jumping from great heights. His fateful jump had not been his first, but rather his third, from… Continue reading “Such is fame”: young man jumps to death performing stunt at Niagara Falls

International/Multi-national · national holidays

A collection of veterans and their injuries

November 11 is the annual observation of Veteran’s Day, Remembrance Day (also called Poppy Day), and Armistice Day. It was chosen to commemorate the Armistice with Germany, marking the end of the hostilities in World War I, which went into effect on the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the… Continue reading A collection of veterans and their injuries

International/Multi-national · Political

Two men killed, war nearly started after tree trimmed

August 18, 1976 Korean Demilitarized Zone, Korean Peninsula A group of Korean Service Corps personnel from South Korea and a United Nations Command team are attacked by North Korean soldiers after attempting to trim a poplar tree The tree was obscuring the view between a UNC checkpoint and one of its observation posts. A team… Continue reading Two men killed, war nearly started after tree trimmed

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The sinking of the USS Indianapolis

July 30, 1945 Pacific Ocean The USS Indianapolis is torpedoed by a Japanese submarine; the survivors endure four days of shark attacks and other perils After the Indianapolis was torpedoed, approximately 300 of the ship’s 1,196 crew went down with her. The remaining survivors endured exposure, dehydration, saltwater poisoning, and shark attacks. Only 321 survived… Continue reading The sinking of the USS Indianapolis