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Hitler and Germany's Path to War

Since taking power in January 1933, Adolf Hitler systematically prepared Germany for a war of conquest, finally starting World War II with the invasion of Poland on September 1, 1933....

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Ramstein Air Show Disaster Kills Scores

Three Italian jets from the Frecce Tricolori demonstration team collided and the wreckage fell into the crowd during an air show at Ramstein Air Force Base in West Germany. Including the three pilots, 75 were killed and 346 seriously injured....

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Concorde Crashes in Paris

All 109 people on board and four on the ground were killed on July 25, 2000, when Air France Flight 4590 crashed shortly after takeoff from Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris. The crash was the first fatal accident of...

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Why Did Concorde Fail?

The Concorde gave us supersonic transport. But why did this supersonic plane fail? The answer is complicated — Vox's Phil Edwards investigated....

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George Brett's Pine Tar Home Run

On July 24, 1983, George Brett hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth for the Kansas City Royals to take a 5-4 lead over the New York Yankees. Yankees manager Billy Martin noticed a large amount...

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United Flight 232 Crash Lands in Sioux City

En route from Denver to Chicago on July 19, 1989, United Airlines Flight 232 suffered a loss of all hydraulics caused by an explosion in the tail, and with it all flight controls. Nevertheless, the crew was able to steer...

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TWA Flight 800 Explodes in Mid-Air

A total of 230 people were killed on July 17, 1996, when TWA Flight 800 mysteriously exploded 12 minutes after takeoff from JFK airport in New York. The third-deadliest airplane accident on American soil, the explosion was thought by some...

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Chicago White Sox Kill Disco

The Chicago White Sox performed one of baseball's most memorable publicity stunts when on July 12, 1979, Comiskey Park played host to the Detroit Tigers for "Disco Demolition Night." Chicago radio DJ Steve Dahl hosted the event, where fans could...

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