Aug 31: Poland, Brazil, Diana, Copyright and Mother Nature

August 31st is marked by two turning points in Polish history – the  Gleiwitz Incident which Hitler used as a pretext to invade and the birth of Solidarity, along with the impeachment and removal of Brazilian President Dilma.  Today also marks … Continue reading Aug 31: Poland, Brazil, Diana, Copyright and Mother Nature

Jan-17 (Pt 1): Ike, Military Adventures and Murder

We cover January 17th in two parts.  In Part 1: Ike, Military Adventures and Murder we address President Eisenhower’s farewell speech warning of the Military Industrial Complex, the murder of Raoul Wallenberg and Patrice Lumumba and military adventures and misadventures … Continue reading Jan-17 (Pt 1): Ike, Military Adventures and Murder

Nov-29: Massacres, Partition, Pong, Beatles and a Chimp

1781 Zong Massacre In 1781, the crew of the slave ship Zong began throwing 132 slaves overboard to increase the survival rate of remaining slaves and to cash in on insurance for the slaves (which would not have been paid had the … Continue reading Nov-29: Massacres, Partition, Pong, Beatles and a Chimp