Wartime archival footage of the Doolittle Raid, launched on April 18, 1942. Jimmy Doolittle led 16 B-25 Mitchell Bombers off the deck of the aircraft carrier Hornet and dropped bombs on Tokyo and other Japanese installations before crash landing in China (one in Soviet Union). More >>

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Original Scenes From 'Downfall'
Perhaps the most widely parodied movie in history, this is the actual scene (with English subtitles) from the 2004 film Der Untergang ("Downfall") dramatizing the final days of Adolf Hitler in the bunker.
Soviet Union Forces Down Korean Air 902
On April 20, 1978, Soviet Union's fighter jets forced down Korean Air Lines Flight 902 after it strayed into USSR's air space. Two passengers were killed during the incident.
Titanic: Then and Now
Inside the Titanic now, with contrasting images of present day video and original photographs of the ship.
Apollo 13: From the Brink and Back
NASA documentary of the near-fatal Apollo 13 mission in 1970, including the onboard explosion on April 13 and efforts by the ground crew and flight crew to troubleshoot the malfunction and design and implement contingency procedures to bring the crippled spacecraft home. 
Building the Titanic in Belfast
The entire photographic story of the Titanic, from construction, maiden voyage, and sinking and how the shipyard where she was built looks like today.
U.S.-China Collision Video From Spy Plane
On April 1, 2001, an EP-3E U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft collides with a Chinese Shenyang J-8 fighter jet. The Navy crew makes an emergency landing on Hainan Island and was detained while the Chinese pilot died.
Tenerife Air Disaster CGI Remake
A computer generated reinactment of the March 27, 1977 collision of KLM and Pan Am jumbo jets, the deadliest aviation disaster in history.
Exxon Valdez Disaster 20 Years On
On March 23, 1989, the Exxon Valdez left the port of Valdez headed for Long beach, Calif., with almost 54 million gallons of crude oil on board. Shortly after midnight on March 24, 1989, the supertanker collided with Bligh Reef, a well known navigation hazard, ruptured 8 of its 11 cargo tanks and...
Child's Play Crashes Russian Airliner
On March 23, 1994, Aeroflot Flight 593 from Moscow to Hong Kong stalled and crashed, killing 75 people. The pilot's 15-year-old son accidentally disabled the autopilot while in the captain's seat, causing the aircraft to bank heavily to the right, creating the stall.
Gemini 3 Launches New Era in Space
This first manned flight of the Gemini spacecraft was very much a test flight. In a playful reference to the Broadway hit The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Gus Grissom nicknamed the Gemini 3 spacecraft "Molly Brown," hoping that it would not duplicate his experience with Liberty Bell 7. A couple firsts...
Daredevil Karl Wallenda Falls to His Death
On March 22, 1978, at age 73, Karl Wallenda attempted a walk between the two towers of the 10-story Condado Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on a wire stretched 37 metres (121 feet) above the pavement, but fell to his death when winds exceeded 48 kilometres per hour (30 miles per hour). The...
European Border Change Over Last 1,000 Years
Watch how European nations' borders changed from the Middle Ages until today.
Team USA's Miracle on Ice
The United States' ice hockey team, composed of college players, defeated the heavily favored Soviet Union squad in a medal-round game of the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y. The Americans would win the gold medal two days later against Finland.
John Glenn Orbits Planet Earth
U.S. astronaut John Glenn was aboard Mercury's Friendship 7 on Feb. 20, 1962, 10 months after Soviet Union's Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space. Glenn made three orbits before safely splashing down.
Dale Earnhardt Finally Wins at Daytona
In his 20th attempt, legendary NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt finally won the Daytona 500 on Feb. 15, 1998, setting off a wild celebration. Tragically, he would be killed on the same track on the final lap three years later.
Deep Blue Triumphs Over Grandmaster
IBM's computer Deep Blue defeated Russian chess champion Garry Kasparov in a six-game match in 1997.
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