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Jan-7: Closing and Opening the Gates of Hell from Phnom Penh to Paris

On this day two horrific historic events coincide – the overthrow of genocidal maniac Pol Pot and the terrorist attack on French Magazine Charlie Hedbo. 1927 NY-London Phone Service. Commercial transatlantic telephone service was inaugurated between New York and London. … Continue reading Jan-7: Closing and Opening the Gates of Hell from Phnom Penh to Paris

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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