The F-4 Phantom II was probably the most versatile military jet ever produced. It set several records for speed and altitude, and remained the only aircraft that was flown by the Navy, the Air Force and the Marine Corps (until the recent F-35), as well as several foreign allies. It became an iconic symbol of the Vietnam War era.
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Everyone knows that the first people to fly successfully in an airplane were the Wright Brothers in December 1903. But few people have ever heard of the second man to fly—Albert Santos-Dumont in 1906.
Santos-Dumont and the 14-bis
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In August 2018, a conflict broke out in the English Channel between French and British fisherman, in a dispute that centered around environmental laws, French and British nationalism, and Brexit. It became known as “The Scallop Wars”.
Scallop fishermen photo from Wiki Commons
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In the middle of the 19th century, the United States faced a war with a breakaway religious cult that was attempting to establish its own theocracy.
The angel Moroni delivers the Book of Mormon to Joseph Smith
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The last train robbery to occur in Texas happened in 1970. But it wasn’t quite what you may think it was.
Not the place where you’d expect a train robbery
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In 1985, the “Cola Wars” came to a head, in one of the strangest incidents in American business history.
Coca Cola World, Atlanta GA
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