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George Schultz on Korean Air Lines Flight 007

George Schultz on Korean Air Lines Flight 007

Secretary of State George Schultz addresses the press after the Soviets shot down Korean Air Lines Flight 007 on September 1, 1983. The commercial jetliner had wandered into Soviet air space en route from Anchorage to Seoul.

History and legends of the

History and legends of the "Manneken Pis", symbol of Brussels

The 'Manneken Pis', whose translation would be 'little man who urinates' was sculpted by Jerome Duquesnoy 'the Elder' in 1619, although the present sculpture was sculpted in 1965. Together with the 'Atomium' and the 'Grand Place', it forms the trio of most important monuments in the city of Brussels, being symbols of its identity.

San Pablo AVP-30 - History

San Pablo AVP-30 - History

San Pablo(AVP-30: dp. 2,619, 1. 310& 39;9& 34;, b. 41& 39;2& 34;; dr. 12& 39;7& 34;s. 18.5 k.; cpl. 367; a. 2 5& 34;, 8 40mm., 8 20mm.; cf.Barnegat )San Pablo (AVP-30) was laid down on 2 July 1941by the Associated Shipbuilding Co., Seattle, Wash. launched on 31 March 1942; sponsored by Mrs. W. A Hall; and commissioned on 15 March 1943, Comdr.

Nepenthe SP-112 - History

Nepenthe SP-112 - History

Nepenthe(SP-112: t. 20; 1. 80& 39;; b. 17& 39;; dr. 2& 39;10& 34;; s. 14 k.; a. 2 1-pdrs.,1 mg.)Motor boat Nepenthe, a houseboat built by Mathis Yacht Building Co., Camden, N.J., in 1917, was acquired by the Navy at Key West, Fla., from James Dearing, Miami, Fla., 7 June 1917 for use on section patrol in the 7th Naval District during World War I.

Chinese History in 20 Minutes - A Summary History of China

Chinese History in 20 Minutes - A Summary History of China

This is a very interesting video: Chinese History in 20 Minutes (actually, it is less than 18 minutes long). This may seem impossibly brief but the information...

Over 2,000-year-old stone tablet with Hellenistic writing discovered in Iraq

Over 2,000-year-old stone tablet with Hellenistic writing discovered in Iraq

A team of Iraqi archaeologists found in the Balyuz Hills, in the Kurdistan region, a fragment of a stone pillar with an ancient inscription dating back more than 2,000 years, the National Museum of Duhok city reported last week. The discovery was made last March, but only recently have researchers been able to estimate its age.