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Anniversary of the Execution of Tsar Nicholas II and his Family – Saints or Sinners?

 Saints or Sinners? Tsar Nicholas II, his family and their last servants are Saints in the Russian Orthodox Church. This elevation to near divine all starts back in July 1918 with a very brutal act in the cellar of a merchant house in Yekaterinburg. Here’s a very rudimentary timeline of some very complicated events in a…Read more

40th Anniversary of the death of John D. Rockefeller III

40th Anniversary of the death of John D. Rockefeller III – 10/07/1978 Death of John D. Rockefeller III, American philanthropist. Chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation. He helped found the Asia Society and bequeathed his Oriental art collection to it. He also led the fundraising for the Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts in New York…Read more

100th Anniversary of The Battle of Hamel WWI

Today marks the 100th Anniversary of The Battle of Hamel WWI – 04/07/1918 The Battle of Hamel (4 July 1918) was a successful attack by the Australian Army and US Army infantry, supported by British tanks, against German positions in and around the town of Le Hamel, in northern France, during World War I. The attack…Read more

Roswell UFO Incident – 71st Anniversary

The Roswell Incident, New Mexico, USA. A UFO apparently crash-landed on a ranch, and debris with strange markings and unusual properties was found. The U.S. Air Force claimed it was just a weather balloon. Some witnesses reported seeing the bodies of aliens, which the Air Force later said were mannequins.   It’s all about location…Read more

Putin’s Revenge

There are some very serious allegations that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. These allegations have gripped Washington D.C. (and the rest of the world) and set into motion multiple investigations into the campaign of the United States’ 45th President, Donald J. Trump. At the root of these inquiries are concerns about the security…Read more

Mateship: 5 Ways Australia and the USA are connected

Mateship – Australia & USA: A Century Together Australia’s long relationship with the United States has produced many interesting connections that continue to fascinate, even though some of these go back more than 100 years. Military exploits are a big part of this list – but there are many others connections across different levels that are…Read more

Timeline of 100 Years of Mateship

Mateship – Australia & USA: A Century Together   Comrades in Arms Across the last 100 years we’ve seen the development and evolution of a very special relationship – that between Australia and the United States of America. It was a friendship largely forged in blood and iron on the major battlefields of the twentieth century,…Read more

Days that Shaped America: Waco – A religious cult at Mt. Carmel

A religious cult at Mt. Carmel During the latter half of 1992 and into 1993 Government officials in the McLennan County Sherriff’s office had received troubling reports about the activity of a religious cult called the Branch Davidians who lived in a large compound at a remote area called Mt. Carmel outside Waco, Texas. Over 100 men, women…Read more

90th Anniversary of the Earhart Atlantic Crossing

American aviator Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly in an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean. The pilot of this historic flight was Wilmer Stultz, a record holder in his own right. Amelia was simply a passenger on this flight however, she was at the helm and at the beginning of what would become…Read more

Days that Shaped America: Oklahoma City – The Terrorist act that brought a shaken city together

The explosion Wednesday 19 April 1995 was a sunny spring morning in downtown Oklahoma, and the scene in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building at 8.30am was usual for the hour. Federal workers were entering the building and parents were taking their children to the day care centre on the second floor. Just before 9am…Read more

Elizabeth I’s Secret Agents – The spymasters who ran the world’s first secret service

Elizabeth I’s Secret Agents   The starting point is the term intelligence itself. For many of us, intelligence invokes images of daring covert operations. Daring-do for Queen (or King) and Country, exotic locations, mind boggling gadgetry, a designer tuxedo, car chases and martinis; lots and lots of martinis – shaken not stirred. This really could…Read more

50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Robert Kennedy

50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Robert Kennedy – 06/06/1968   It has been 50 years since the assassination of Robert Kennedy. The 42-year-old presidential candidate was mortally wounded shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. He had just won the California presidential primaries for the 1968 presidential election. Kennedy had…Read more

‘Mateship’ celebrates centenary of bond between Australia and USA

HISTORY channel presents Mateship: Australia & USA – A Century Together a one-hour documentary celebrating 100 years of the close bonds that unite Australia and America. Since July 4 1918, the United States of America and Australia have never fought a major war without each other. It’s one of the longest alliances in modern history. The relationship…Read more

65th Anniversary of the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation

The Queen’s Coronation In Colour   The Historic Event The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place on 2 June 1953 at Westminster Abbey, an historic location that has hosted more than 1000 years of British history. The Coronation itself was also steeped in tradition consisting of a complex program of events and rituals that went back to…Read more

The Queen’s Coronation In Colour – History of the succession to the British throne

A Media-eval Spectacular The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, on 2 June 1953 at Westminster Abbey was one of the great spectacles of the 20th Century, and also one of the most publicised, being the first British Coronation to be filmed and also televised direct. In addition the era of home movies had begun and thousands of…Read more

WWI: The First Modern War – Massive Air Attacks

100th Anniversary of the Independent Air Force WWI – 06/06/1918   Birth of Air Bombing The start of the First World War in 1914 saw the beginnings of mass slaughter on a scale never seen before as modern weapons such as heavy artillery and machine guns reaped a terrible toll on the battlefield. Although the early…Read more

Royal Wedding

HISTORY is celebrating the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with a royal line-up this weekend.   Inside Windsor Castle Uncover the scandals, triumphs and betrayals of the Royal family in this gripping new four-part series. Windsor Castle is the ultimate symbol of Royal might, grandeur and power, attracting tourists in their millions. But…Read more

History’s Greatest Lies – 2003: Iraq & Weapons of Mass Destruction

  Saddam Hussein was unarguably a brutal dictator. He ruled Iraq from 1979 until 2003. Three years later, in 2006, he was hanged. Under Saddam’s leadership and for over a decade preceding, Iraq actively researched, produced and ultimately did employ weapons of mass destruction. Saddam was internationally condemned for his use of chemical weapons during the…Read more

Sinatra and The Jack Pack

During the late 1950’s two of the most famous Americans of the 20th Century came together in a way that was not commonly known at the time, and the results were an explosive series of events that went close to creating a national scandal of colossal proportions. The two Americans in question were Frank Sinatra…Read more

100th Anniversary of the birth of Julius Rosenberg

Julius Rosenberg was a citizen of the United States who was born on 12 May 1918, but would die prematurely at the age of only 35, seated on the electric chair at Sing Sing Correctional facility in New York. His wife Ethel was executed soon after, with the couple having the terrible distinction of being the…Read more