History

April 18, 1942

Seventy five years ago today, at noon, five months after Pearl Harbor, the United States took the war to the Japanese home islands and bombed Tokyo in what is still one of the most daring raids in military history. Taking off from the USS Hornet, sixteen B-25 medium bombers — dubbed the Doolittle Raiders — […]

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January 28, 1986

Thirty one years ago today, on a run-of-the-mill Tuesday with no expectations of anything special, I sat in my office, reading for work and drinking coffee. Right before lunch,  I received a call from my friend Ed, a fellow space and science fiction buff, frantically telling me that the Space Shuttle had exploded. After chiding […]

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December 7, 1941

Seventy-five years ago today. Pearl Harbor Remembrance in 1942, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii Remember.

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September 29, 1941

Seventy-five years ago today. Babi Yar (Russian: Бабий Яр, Babiy Yar; Ukrainian: Бабин Яр, Babyn Yar) is a ravine in the Ukrainian capital Kiev and a site of massacres carried out by German forces and local collaborators during their campaign against the Soviet Union. The most notorious and the best documented of these massacres took […]

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September 11, 2001: The Air Traffic Control Tapes

A series of audio recordings were released by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) that detailed the aviation response on September 11, 2001. The New York Times has created a page that allows you hear the tapes with a rolling transcript. Kudos to them for doing this. They […]

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September 11, 2001: In memoriam

In memoriam. The 2,996.

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September 11, 2001

I remember. I’ll never forget. The tears still well up and my body tenses with anger whenever I see footage of that morning. Photos, videos, audio, it doesn’t matter. It still affects me the same way. As I’ve done each and every year since the events of that day, I watch the Fox News and […]

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