Britain's "Great Train Robbery
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Today In History- August 8th

August 8, 2018 Joshua Samuel

1963: Great Train Robbery Britain’s “Great Train Robbery” takes place as thieves make off with 2.6 million pounds in banknotes. 1945: the Soviet Union declares war on Japan The Soviet Union drops more than 1 million soldiers in Japanese-occupied Manchuria, northeastern China, to take on 700,000 Japanese troops. 1942: Nazi {Read More..}

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Today In History; August 7th

August 7, 2018 Joshua Samuel

1998: Africa US Embassies bombed Terrorist bombs at U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania kill 224 people, including 12 Americans. 1990: Operation Desert Shield launched Five days after Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait, then-U.S. President George H.W. Bush orders Operation Desert Shield that made American troops part of an international coalition {Read More..}

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Canadian Ambassador Expelled By Saudi Arabia For Criticism

August 7, 2018 Joshua Samuel

Saudi Arabia expelled the Canadian ambassador Monday and froze “all new business” with Ottawa over its criticism of the ultraconservative kingdom’s arrest of women’s rights activists — yet another warning to the West reflecting Riyadh’s newly assertive foreign policy. The sudden and unexpected dispute bore the hallmarks of Crown Prince {Read More..}

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Hiroshima Marks 73rd Annivasry

August 6, 2018 Joshua Samuel

Hiroshima marked the anniversary of the Aug. 6, 1945, atomic bombing with a somber ceremony Monday to remember the people killed and injured and a call to eliminate nuclear weapons amid hopes of denuclearizing North Korea. Mayor Kazumi Matsui opened his peace address by describing the hellish scene of the blast {Read More..}

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91 confirmed dead in Indonesain Earthquake

August 6, 2018 Joshua Samuel

Daybreak revealed chaos and destruction across the Indonesian resort island of Lombok on Monday after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake killed at least 91 people and prompted an exodus of tourists rattled by the second powerful quake in a week.The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said the death toll was expected {Read More..}

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Today In History July 31st

July 31, 2018 Joshua Samuel

1928: MGM’s Leo the lion roared for the first time. MGM’s mascot Leo the lion roars for the very first time, introducing MGM’s first talking picture “White Shadows on the South Seas”   2001: Court shuts down Napster Napster, the brainchild of a 19-year-old college student Sean Parker that single-handedly {Read More..}

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11 killed In Roadside Bombing In Afghanistan

July 31, 2018 Joshua Samuel

As many as 11 people were killed and more than 30 wounded when a bus in western Afghanistan hit a roadside bomb, officials said on Tuesday. Mohibullah Mohib, a police spokesman in the western province of Farah, said the incident occurred at about 4.30 a.m. in Farah province on the {Read More..}

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Today In History- July 17th

July 17, 2018 Joshua Samuel

1902: Willis Carrier creates the first air conditioner Willis Haviland Carrier designs the first modern air-conditioning system, launching an industry that would fundamentally improve the way we live, work and play. 1918: Romanov family is executed Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his immediate family and retainers are executed by {Read More..}

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88 missing and 134 dead in Japan flood

July 10, 2018 Joshua Samuel

Yoshihide Suga,Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary on Tuesday said floods in Japan, caused by heavy rains, left 134 people dead, while 88 are missing. As of Monday night, 126 people were considered dead; over 60 were believed to be missing. “As far as we know, 134 people have died. “Ten people {Read More..}

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Female Minister Loses Breast To Tragic Explosion

June 30, 2018 Joshua Samuel

Zimbabwe’s Minister of Environment, Climate and Water, Ms Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, has lost one of her breasts after the explosion that rocked the campaign rally of President Emmerson Mnangagwa last Saturday. Muchinguri-Kashiri, who is also the National Chairperson of the ruling Zanu-PF, has been airlifted to South Africa for reconstruction surgery. {Read More..}

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Today In History June 29th

June 29, 2018 Joshua Samuel

2007: Apple releases its first iPhone The first generation of iPhone with a multi-touch touchscreen and desktop-class Internet services went on sale in the U.S. People lined up days before the device’s launch and many stores ran out of handsets within an hour. 1972: US Supreme Court strikes down death {Read More..}

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Iraq Executes 13 Death Row Jihadists

June 29, 2018 Joshua Samuel

Iraq said Friday executed 13 death row jihadists after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi vowed a forceful retaliation to calm public anger over the Islamic State group’s murder of abducted civilians. While Iraqis have grown accustomed to the atrocities committed by IS, the killing of the eight civilians shocked the nation {Read More..}