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Rudolf Hess – Suicide by Strangulation

On this day in 1987 Rudolf Hess, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s former deputy, is found strangled to death at Spandau Prison in Berlin at the…

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How the Guns of August Led to WW I and WW II

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 Yanks are Coming

Publication of that communique outraged Americans just as German U-boats recommenced sinking American merchant ships in the North Atlantic. Wilson then asked Congress for “a war to end all wars” that would “make the world safe for democracy,” and Congress agreed.

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The Creation and Amazing Feats of the Royal Air Force (RAF)

On this day in 1918, precisely 101 years ago, the Royal Air Force (RAF) is formed with the amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC)…

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Somme and the Butcher by Bill Urich

On this day in 1916, the Battle of the Somme, Bataille de la Somme, or Schlacht an der Somme ends in stalemate after 140 bloody…

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The Great War Ends

On this day in 1918, and specifically at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, the Great War ends. At 5…

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