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…

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…

Amelia Earhart’s disappearance

July 2, 1937 Pacific Ocean Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappear Due to neither person nor their plane being found, the disappearance has become a mystery with new evidence and hypotheses coming forward every so often. This includes a forensic anthropology report published in 2018 which claims with 99% certainty the skeletal remains…