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Breaker Morant Executed for War Crimes
On February 27, 1902, convicted war criminal Australian Lt. Harry “Breaker” Morant was executed by a British firing squad.
Crystal Palace Goes Up in Flames
On Nov. 30, 1936, the cast-iron and plate-glass Crystal Palace in London was destroyed by fire
Last Out at Ebbets Field
On Sept. 24, 1957, the Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field. This is original video of the final out.
Alan Shepard Becomes 1st American in Space
Original news coverage from May 5, 1961, when Alan Shepard became the first American in space.
10 Great American Construction Projects
From Alaska to Panama, a look at the 10 greatest construction projects taken on by Americans.
Life and Times of Idi Amin
This video traces former Ugandan president Idi Amin through his childhood to his political career. He was overthrown on April 11, 1979.
Churchill's 'Iron Curtain' Speech
On March 5, 1946, then British Prime Minister Winston Churchill condemns USSR's European policies says, â??From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent.â?
Bombing of Dresden
On Feb. 13, 1945, Allied forces bombed the German city of Dresden relentlessly. Between Feb. 13-15, more than 3,900 tons of high-explosive bombs and incendiary devices were dropped, destroying more than 1,600 acres of the city centre, and killing up to 25,000 people.
Pennsylvania Treasurer Budd Dwyer Commits Suicide
WARNING: This video includes graphic content and is not appropriate for all ages to view. On Jan. 22, 1987, Pennsylvania Treasurer Budd Dwyer committed suicide by gunshot at a television press conference after being found guilty of taking a bribe. He was scheduled to be sentenced the following day,...
FDR Declares War on Japan
On Dec. 8, 1941, one day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, president Franklin D. Roosevelt stood before Congress and declared war on the Japan. This is a video of his speech in its entirety.
Nevada Del Ruiz Volcano Eruption, 1985
This documentary illustrates the 1985 Nevada Del Ruiz volcano eruption in 1985, and how it affected areas around the volcano.
Magic Johnson's HIV Announcement
On Nov. 7, 1991, basketball star Magic Johnson stunned the sports world when he announced he was quitting basketball because he contracted the HIV virus.
JFK's Cuban Missile Crisis Speech
On Oct. 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy shared information about the Cuban Missile Crisis with America. This is Kennedy's unedited 18-minute speech.
Tennis' Battle of the Sexes
Original footage from the "Battle of the Sexes," when Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs on Sept. 20, 1973.
A. Bartlett Giamatti Bans Pete Rose From Baseball
In this Aug. 23, 1989 press conference, then MLB Commission A. Bartlett Giamatti announces that Pete Rose is banned from baseball for life.
Boris Yeltsin Resigns
On Dec. 31, Russian prime minister Boris Yeltsin surprises the world by retiring on live television. Yeltsin became the first leader of the Russian Federation on July 10, 1991.
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