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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 […]