Tag: history

Aug 28, 2017

A Brief History of the Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall

A Brief History of the Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall

On August 13, 1961, construction workers began tearing up streets and erecting barriers in Berlin. This night marked the beginning of one of history’s most infamous dividing lines: the Berlin Wall

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Aug 9, 2017

The Tiny Island in New York That Nobody’s Allowed to Visit

The Tiny Island in New York That Nobody’s Allowed to Visit

There’s a tiny island on the East River that you’ve probably never heard of, and you’re not allowed to visit it

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Aug 2, 2017

An SR-71 Blackbird Pilot Recounts His Infamous LA Speed Check Story

An SR-71 Blackbird Pilot Recounts His Infamous LA Speed Check Story

Air Force pilot Major Brian Shul reminisces about the infamous day he and his co-pilot flew the world’s fastest jet across the western US

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Jul 12, 2017

How Eminem was Discovered by Dr Dre

How Eminem was Discovered by Dr Dre

A clip from HBO’s new show, ‘The Defiant Ones’

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Jun 14, 2017

Rare Footage of Bruce Lee’s Only ‘Real’ Fights Ever Recorded

Rare Footage of Bruce Lee’s Only ‘Real’ Fights Ever Recorded

Bruce Lee fighting black belts, Ted Wong and Taky Kimura, at the 1964 Long Beach Intl Karate Championships has gone viral

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Jun 6, 2017

Why Knights Fought Snails in the Margins of Medieval Books

Why Knights Fought Snails in the Margins of Medieval Books

Look in the margins of medieval books and you’ll find an unusual theme: knights vs. snails. Vox’s Phil Edwards investigates why in this episode of Vox Almanac

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May 10, 2017

The Guy Who Made ‘History of Japan’ is Back with a 20 Minute History of the Entire World

The Guy Who Made ‘History of Japan’ is Back with a 20 Minute History of the Entire World

tl;dw a lot of interesting stuff has happened on this place we call home. By Bill Wurtz

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