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'Mukden Incident' and Invasion of Manchuria

The Mukden Incident, also known as the Manchurian Incident, was staged on Sept. 18, 1931, by Japanese military personnel as a pretext for invading Manchuria in northeast China. It set in motion of a 14-year struggle between China and Japan that ended with the Japanses surrender in World War II....

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Marilyn Monroe's Famous Skirt Scene

The famous picture of Marilyn Monroe, laughing as her skirt is blown up by the blast from a subway vent, is shot on Sept. 15, 1954, during the filming of The Seven Year Itch. The scene infuriated her husband, Joe...

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The Rise and Fall of Prussia

Prussia was one of the five modern great powers. The other great powers were Austria, France, Russia and the United Kingdom. Prussia is the only country of these which disappeared completely from the European map. This is an interactive video...

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The Falling Man of 9/11

"The Falling Man" is one of the most tragic and dramatic symbols of the 9/11 terror attack on New York's World Trade Center....

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U.S.'s Controversial Loss to USSR in Munich

The U.S. men's basketball team had won every single game and every gold medal contested at the Summer Olympics. Until 1972, when it lost to the Soviet Union after a controversial finish that allowed the Soviets three chances to win...

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Yellowstone: The Great Fires of 1988

The Yellowstone fires of 1988 together formed the largest wildfire in the recorded history of the Yellowstone National Park. Starting as many smaller individual fires, the flames spread quickly out of control with increasing winds and drought and combined into...

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Rare Color Footage of London Blitz

Rare color film footage of the bomb damage inflicted on London during World War II has surfaced on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Blitz. The film was found in the attic by the family of an air...

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WWII Spy Files Reveal Nazi Secrets

Secret MI5 files have been released that reveal an unusual liaison between a British teenager and a Gestapo officer in Paris in the 1940s....

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