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Atlantis STS-71 and Mir- Before Putin and Trump

On this day in 1995, the Space Shuttle Atlantis, STS-71, docks with the Russian space station Mir; for the five days the ships were conjoined,…

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The Sunday Driver: June into July

Good Sunday Afternoon to you and yours. Before we commence to tooling around the neighborhood and the nation, let’s get the bad news out of…

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The Black Hand, the Guns of August and WW I

On this day in 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his consort Sophie, were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip of the Black…

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The Smithsonian – an Establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge.

On this day in 1829, British scientist James Smithson dies childless in Italy at the age of 64, leaving behind a will with a peculiar…

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Soviets v. Allied Measures in Post-War Germany

On this day in 1948, the United States and Britain begin to supply West Berlin with food, water and other vital goods by air in…

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And the Korean War Was On

At dawn on this day in 1950, an enormous wave of Communist North Korea’s massively equipped 200,000-soldier army comes pouring over the 38th Parallel, headed…

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