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Dr. Angel of Death

Dr. Angel of Death

If you’ve ever seen horror movies with a sadistic doctor performing horrific experiments, that’s a taste of Josef Mengele. He was Hitler’s research and torture doctor in the Third Reich, responsible for some of the worst atrocities known to man. Little is known of...

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Carrots… The Visionary Myth

Carrots… The Visionary Myth

How many of us as kids were told by our parents that carrots are good for our eyes? The vegetable’s enduring reputation emerged as a propaganda campaign during World War II. In attempts to keep their innovative radar technology a secret, the British Royal Air Force...

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Trotsky Assassinated, Mexico City

Trotsky Assassinated, Mexico City

Russian Marxist revolutionary, Leon Trotsky, rose to leadership during the Russian Revolution in the early twentieth century. The ambitious and intelligent politician made a name for himself spreading the ideals of socialism and with his abilities unionizing Russian...

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Stones, Angels & Altamont

Stones, Angels & Altamont

Always on the cutting edge of the 1960’s counterculture movement, The Rolling Stones were one of the most influential rock ‘n’ rolls bands of that era and became the longest performing band of all time.  To end the decade with a bang, The Rolling Stones, Jefferson...

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Spies or Scapegoats?

Spies or Scapegoats?

Imagine being accused of treason, and executed based on very limited evidence. Julius Rosenberg was arrested in July of 1950 on suspicion of espionage and heading a spy ring. His wife, Ethel, was arrested two months later with hopes that Julius would confess.  After a...

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Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima

Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima

It was August 6th, 1945, on a clear-skied morning as the citizens of Hiroshima, Japan went about their everyday business. A single American plan flew overhead, passing by as usual, creating little noise or concern.  Then, at 8:14am, the world as they knew it ended. A...

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Adolf Hitler – Suicide or Survivor?

Adolf Hitler – Suicide or Survivor?

Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bunker by cyanide capsule, then shooting himself in the head in Berlin, April 30, 1945. He died with his long-term mistress, Eva Braun, whom he had married a day before, and his dogs. Germany surrendered to the Allied Forces...

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The Doctor Is Not In, Or Anywhere…

The Doctor Is Not In, Or Anywhere…

James Derham was born a slave in 1762 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At eleven years old, he was sold to Dr. John Kearsley, a physician specializing in throat care. Historians believe he taught Derham to read and write, two very unconventional skills for the common...

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Martian Invasion

Martian Invasion

On the evening before Halloween in 1938, American radio listeners heard alarming news of strange alien life invading the planet. The realistic radio play was a modernized version of H.G. Wells’ 1898 story War of the Worlds, one of the blockbuster science-fiction...

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The Man of Many Wills

The Man of Many Wills

As one of the wealthiest people of his time, Howard Hughes was born in 1905 to an American family who ran a successful oil tool business. At 18, he inherited it and became an instant millionaire. Young Howard went off to Hollywood, producing groundbreaking and often...

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