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1974: 93 killed as plane hits mountain

December 2, 2019 admin 0

1974: A Trans World Airlines Boeing 727 with 93 people aboard crashed into a top-secret military installation at Upperville, near Washington, yesterday. There appeared to be no survivors. Ambulances and rescue teams battled high winds […]

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1939: Russia invades Finland, Helsinki bombed

November 30, 2019 admin 0

1939: This morning, within a few hours of denouncing her Non-Aggression Pact with Finland, she invaded her smaller neighbour. Swooping first by land and air she bombarded Vammelsuu, on the Karelian isthmus, occupied a strip […]

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1944: Nazi crackdown on Edelweiss Pirates

October 25, 2019 admin 0

1944: Second World War: Heinrich Himmler orders a crackdown on the Edelweiss Pirates, a loosely organized youth culture in Nazi Germany that had assisted army deserters and others to hide from the Third Reich. The […]

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1948: Candy Bomber raids Berlin

September 22, 2019 admin 0

It was today in 1948 that Gail Halvorsen officially started parachuting candy to children as part of the Berlin Air lift. Earlier this year Berliners marked the 70th anniversary of the famous airlift that defeated […]

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1973: Singer Jim Croce killed in plane crash

September 20, 2019 admin 0

1973: American singer – songwriter Jim Croce, who had his first hit ‘Operator,’ was killed in Louisiana when his plane crashed after take-off from Natchitoches Regional Airport. A few months prior to the crash, Croce […]