Black Sox: How the 1919 World Series Was Rigged

In 1919, a gang of crooked players and underworld gamblers managed to fix the World Series, setting off a national scandal.

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The Nuclear Disaster at Chernobyl

In 1986, history’s worst nuclear accident occurred at the Chernobyl power plant in the Soviet Union. The whole incident symbolized both the arrogance and the incompetence of the Soviet government. In Russia today, Chernobyl is seen as one of the most important factors leading to the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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