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RAF Veteran Could Be Responsible For The 1961 Plane Crash Of U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld

RAF Veteran Could Be Responsible For The 1961 Plane Crash Of U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld

The peacekeeper's death has eluded investigators for nearly 60 years, but new evidence may have finally named his murderer.
Eight Real-Life Heroes Who Literally Saved The World

Eight Real-Life Heroes Who Literally Saved The World

Saving the world isn't always about spur-of-the-moment heroics — though sometimes it is. These eight people managed to save the world in their own ways.
This Week In History News, Dec. 16 – 22

This Week In History News, Dec. 16 – 22

Possible world's oldest pyramid discovered, 18th-century rockets unearthed, CIA dog experiments from the Cold War revealed.
CIA Project MKUltra Achieved Dog Mind Control During The Cold War, Declassified Documents Reveal

CIA Project MKUltra Achieved Dog Mind Control During The Cold War, Declassified Documents Reveal

“The specific aim of the research program was to examine the possibility of controlling the behavior of a dog, in an open field, by means of remotely triggering electrical stimulation of the brain."
When Exploding A-Bombs Were The Greatest Show In Las Vegas

When Exploding A-Bombs Were The Greatest Show In Las Vegas

Throughout the 1950s, atomic detonations brought countless tourists to Sin City — and helped make it what it is today.
The C.I.A. Had A Project Called ‘Acoustic Kitty’ To Spy On The Soviets Using Wired Up Cats

The C.I.A. Had A Project Called ‘Acoustic Kitty’ To Spy On The Soviets Using Wired Up Cats

Acoustic Kitty was an experiment taken on by the CIA during the cold war, using cats as covert spies. Shockingly, it didn't get far.
How Vasili Arkhipov Saved The World From Cold War Nuclear Armageddon

How Vasili Arkhipov Saved The World From Cold War Nuclear Armageddon

At the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Soviet submarine commander Vasili Arkhipov had the power to decide whether or not World War III would begin. He chose wisely.
Inside The Secret Bunker The U.S. Government Built As A Haven From Cold War Nuclear Holocaust

Inside The Secret Bunker The U.S. Government Built As A Haven From Cold War Nuclear Holocaust

Hidden beneath a resort in West Virginia and stocked with 30 years of supplies, the Greenbrier bunker was to be the last refuge of the American government in case of nuclear war.
North Korea’s Ryugyong Hotel – The “Hotel Of Doom”

North Korea’s Ryugyong Hotel – The “Hotel Of Doom”

The Ryugyong Hotel has been called "the worst building in the world" and the "Hotel of Doom."
How Bikini Atoll Was Ruined By Castle Bravo And Operation Crossroads

How Bikini Atoll Was Ruined By Castle Bravo And Operation Crossroads

During the Cold War, the U.S. conducted the Castle Bravo and Operation Crossroads nuclear tests on Bikini Atoll — displacing natives and poisoning the area to this day.
That Time A Plane Full Of Nuclear Bombs Crashed In Greenland

That Time A Plane Full Of Nuclear Bombs Crashed In Greenland

On Jan. 21, 1968, a plane with carrying nuclear bombs came crashing down to the frozen sea ice of western Greenland. A huge B-52G Stratofortress made an emergency landing near Thule Air Base in this icy area of the world as part of a protective measure in case the United...