The Italian Macchi C.200 Saetta was one of the first modern fighter planes. But it suffered from an unreliable engine and underpowered armament.
In the middle of the 9th century, the Viking raiders Hastein and Bjorn Ironsides used a clever ruse to attack what they thought was the most important city in Europe. There was just one problem—they weren’t actually in Rome.
“Where the hell am I … ?
In the aftermath of the Civil War, the state of North Carolina underwent a period of Ku Klux Klan violence that saw the assassination of a State Senator and the impeachment of an elected Governor.
In 1927, Charles Lindbergh made what may still be the most famous flight in history, in a one-of-a-kind airplane called the “Spirit of St Louis”.