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Joseph Lozito: The Hero who Halted a Serial Hero

Joseph Lozito, the man being dubbed a hero for helping disarm and capture a New York man accused of going on a 28-hour stabbing spree, says that watching mixed martial arts fights for 20 years may have saved his life. Joseph Lozito used his leg to sweep Maksim Gelman off his feet when the accused killer lunged at him on a subway car with what Lozito described as a [...]

By | 2017-10-30T00:56:44+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

R. Budd Dwyer: Official Kills Himself Live

Robert Budd Dwyer (November 21, 1939 – January 22, 1987) was the 30th State Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He served from 1971 to 1981 as a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate representing the state's 50th district. He then served as the 30th Treasurer of Pennsylvania from January 20, 1981, until his death. On January 22, 1987, Dwyer called a news conference in the Pennsylvania state [...]

By | 2017-12-01T09:08:37+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , |0 Comments

Gary Ivan Gordon: Recipient of the Medal of Honor

Master Sergeant Gordon, United States Army, distinguished himself by actions above and beyond the call of duty on October 3, 1993. While serving as Sniper Team Leader, United States Army Special Operations Command with Task Force Ranger in Mogadishu, Somalia. Master Sergeant Gordon's sniper team provided precision fires from the lead helicopter during an assault and at two helicopter crash sites, while subjected to intense automatic weapons and rocket-propelled [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:01:33+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: Modern War, Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

M24 Chaffee: American Light Tank

The Light Tank, M24 "Chaffee" was the chosen successor to the M5 "Stuart" light tank line which began with the pre-war M3 Stuart series. The M24 supplanted the M5 in service during 1944 and fought on into the final months of the war in 1945. The series became a much-improved light tank offering for the United States Arrmy and saw subsequent action in the Korean War (1950-1953) as well [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:03:37+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Disappearance of the USS Cyclops

The USS Cyclops was a United States collier ship that was commissioned during World War I. She was launched on May 7, 1910, and was commissioned on May 1, 1917. Lieutenant Commander G.W. Worley was placed in command of the ship. Her first journey during her wartime service was a trip to St. Nazaire, France in June of 1917. She returned to the east coast of the United States, [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:07:41+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Categories: Historical Mysteries|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Great Depression: America’s Economic Collapse

The Great Depression lasted from 1929 to 1939 and was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. It began after the stock market crash of October 1929, which sent Wall Street into a panic and wiped out millions of investors. Over the next several years, consumer spending and investment dropped, causing steep declines in industrial output and employment as failing companies laid off workers. By [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:10:52+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: |0 Comments

Aleutian Islands Campaign: World War II

By Mar 1943, with the Aleutian Islands Campaign, the Americans were planning to reclaim the islands of Attu and Kiska, which had been captured by the Japanese in 1942. The first step in the Aleutian Campaign Americans had taken was to deploy a task group in the area to interdict Japanese supply convoys. On 26 Mar 1943, this task group, led by Rear Admiral Charles McMorris, found a convoy [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:13:24+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Japanese Fire Balloons: World War II

The Revolutionary and the Civil War tore North America apart, but the World Wars and most subsequent conflicts have been largely fought beyond its borders – aside from the glaring exception of the Pearl Harbor attack. Many consider Pearl Harbor to be the last of the wartime civilian casualties on American soil, not including the Battle of the Atlantic. However, this is not strictly true; the Japanese orchestrated a [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:14:35+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Battle of Belleau Wood: World War I

The battle fought in Belleau Wood (June 1918) was the first real taste of battle for the US Marines in World War One with General Pershing calling Belleau Wood the most important battle fought by US forces since the US Civil War. The Battle of Belleau Wood was part of the Allied drive east away from an axis from Amiens to Paris in what was a response to the Spring [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:18:43+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Categories: World War I|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Battle of Manila: World War II

The Battle of Manila (February 3, 1945 – March 3, 1945) was a major battle of the Philippine campaign of 1944-45, during the Second World War. It was fought by American and Filipino forces against Japanese troops in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines. The month-long battle, which resulted in the death of over 100,000 civilians and the complete devastation of the city, was the scene of the [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:19:09+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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