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57 Photos Of The Day The Berlin Wall Fell

57 Photos Of The Day The Berlin Wall Fell

See why the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989 marked not just the dismantling of a barrier, but a victory for freedom itself.
Samantha Smith Wanted Peace During The Cold War, So She Wrote The Soviets And Asked For It

Samantha Smith Wanted Peace During The Cold War, So She Wrote The Soviets And Asked For It

With a simple letter, American schoolgirl Samantha Smith sparked peace and friendship between two nations during one of the tensest periods in modern history.
Russian State TV To Air Its Own Chernobyl Show That Blames The CIA For The Meltdown

Russian State TV To Air Its Own Chernobyl Show That Blames The CIA For The Meltdown

"Many historians do not deny that on the day of the explosion an agent of the enemy’s intelligence services was present at the station," said the show's director.
This Week In History News, May 6 – 10

This Week In History News, May 6 – 10

Elephant Man's bones likely uncovered, ancient shaman's drug pouch discovered, nuclear-tainted Pacific sea creatures found.
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.