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1). Discover the USMC Challenge Coin  By : Harry Rockwell
To ensure compliance, the pilots would challenge each other to produce the coin. If the challenged couldnít produce the coin, he was required to buy a drink of choice for the challenger; if the challenged could produce the coin, the challenger would purchase the drink.

2). The USSR That Could Have been - Lenin's New Economic Policy  By : Sam Vaknin
Mikhail Gorbachev (1931- ) was not the first to introduce Perestroika - the economic liberalization of the communist system along capitalistic lines. During the Russian civil war (1918-1922) the Bolsheviks implemented what they called "War Communism" (1917-1921), the militarization of the economy. Between 1916 and 1920, industrial out...

3). The Teapot Dome Scandal  By : Sam Vaknin
With the exception of Watergate, there has never been a scandal more egregious and with wider implications than the Teapot Dome affair during the presidency of Warren G. Harding. It involved the secret leasing to private companies of oil-containing tracts owned by the Navy, mainly in Wyoming and California. "Domes" are natural reservo...

4). Oil Shortgages - A Solution  By : Steve Gillman
Many of us remember the oil shortages of the late seventies. They caused more than just the inconvenience of occasional gasoline rationing. Several elderly people actually died in the New York City area because of a lack of heating oil. Some people thought it would only get worse, and we would run out of oil completely before long. Int...

5). Flag of Mexico - Dia de la Bandera  By : nan
The Flag of Mexico is rich with historic symbolism. The tricolors of green, white and red with the coat-of-arms centered in the white middle stripe were adopted by Mexico following their independence from Spain during the War of Independence in 1821. There have been changes to the flag during history but the coat of arms has always fe...

6). Technology - History  By : Tyler King
Technology - History

7). The First September 11  By : Sam Vaknin
September 11, 2001 was not the first time an airplane crashed into a skyscraper. Actually, such tragedies are more common than is thought. On July 28, 1945, for instance, a U.S. Army B-25 bomber traveling at 200 miles (c. 370 kilometers) per hour in heavy fog crashed into the Empire State Building in New York City. Luckily it was a Sat...

8). History of Internet Explorer  By : temp
History of Internet Explorer

9). A Fresh Look on the War in Iraq  By : Daniel Hunt
The world was expecting news from the US for quite a while, but when the official declaration of war came out the reaction didnít seem that expected. On March 19th, 2003 the first US troops entered the territory of Iraq with definite task: to occupy the territory of dictatorship of Saddam and destroy his regime. The announcement caused many emotion...

10). Dr. Walter Freeman's Frontal Lobotomies at Athens (Ohio) State Hospital  By : Gary Cordingley, MD, PhD
Few chapters in the medical history of Athens County, Ohio, are more notorious or fascinating than that concerning Walter Freeman, M.D., and the more than 200 frontal lobotomies he performed at the Athens State Hospital in seven visits between 1953 and 1957. Until the middle of the twentieth century, treatment for most inpatients in l...

11). Another Look at Indians (Native Americans, Amerindians)  By : Sam Vaknin
Native Americans are often cast in the role of victims of White aggression and unbridled avarice-driven or gratuitous violence, especially in the territories known collectively today as the United States. But the first massacre was perpetrated by Indians in the British colony Jamestown, in Virginia in 1622. They slaughtered 347 white men, women and...

12). Facts and Figures about the Presidents of the USA  By : Sam Vaknin
The first president of the united States was not George Washington. Washington was the first president under the Constitution of June 21, 1788, ratified by 1790. The first constitution of the USA was titled "Articles of Confederation" and was in force between 1781 and 1788. It created a single house of Congress and no exe...

13). A Brief History of Heroin in America  By : Jack Smith
A Brief History of Heroin in America

14). Lindbergh, Charles Augustus  By : Sam Vaknin
Charles Augustus Lindbergh was the first person to cross the Atlantic in a nonstop flight. This made him an instant celebrity. When, in 1932, his 19-months old son was kidnapped and murdered, the nation was appalled. Finally, a German carpenter, Bruno Richard Hauptmann, was apprehended and, following a much-publicized trial, executed.

15). Myths of the American Civil War  By : Sam Vaknin
The Civil War (1861-5) has spawned numerous myths and falsities. The Republicans did not intend to abolish slavery - just to "contain" it, i.e., limit it to the 15 states where it had already existed. Most of the Democrats accepted this solution. This led to a schism in the Democratic party. The "fire eaters" left it and ...

16). History Of The American Flag Explained  By : Jeff Linaker
It was on January 1, 1776 that the Continental army was restructured and adjusted according to a Congressional resolution which heralded American forces to the command of George Washington. On that day, the American Continental Army was blockading Boston which had been taken over by the British army. It has been said that the first American flag wa...

17). The da Vinci Syndrome  By : Sam Vaknin
The history of the Catholic Church reads like the annals of a global crime concern. It gave the world the inquisition, incestuous and murderous popes, religious warfare, pedophiliac sex scandals, idolatry, and the gnawing guilt that comes from embracing life-defying ideals. Its intentional lack of transparency, murky dealings, and refusal to be hel...

18). Re-Connecting Again: The Online Search for Classmates  By : Dave Carter
As time goes by, there are certain questions that keep popping up. What ever happened to that girl I had a crush on? Where did my high school buddies end up after college? I wonder what ever happened to so-and-so? These are questions that are not uncommon, and with the wonder and curiosity that is aroused by these lines of thoughts, the information...

19). Wahabism the Evil roots of Muslim Terrorism  By : Robert Maegh
Writing about Wahabism and Salafi-Islam, could fill many books. I will however in this article, try to make clear why it is of tremendous importance in our time. Both movements are considered as the origin of Islamic terrorism. A lot of recent Islamic terrorists such as Osama Bin Laden, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, and Abu Musab Al Zarqawi, have been inspire...

20). The Constitution of the Weimar Republic  By : Sam Vaknin
The Weimar Republic was established in February 1919 in defeated Germany and lasted until March 1933, when it was replaced with Hitler's Third Reich. The Constitution of the Weimar Republic was adopted in August 1919. It created a bicameral house of representatives: the Reichstag, a national assembly, and the Reichsrat, comprised of the representat...

21). History of Olmec Civilisation  By : blott
A History of Olmec Civilization. The first relatively modern awakening to the existance of the Olmecs was when plantation workers in 1862 came upon hat they thought was a large, buried, iron kettle. Upon further excavation, and driven by thoughts of buried treasure, they finally excavated a huge stone carved head, which turned out to b...

22). The Building of the Pentagon  By : Sam Vaknin
The Pentagon was completed in 16 months. It was built on a swamp and on the area of the old Washington airport. Trucks hauled some 5.5 million cubic yards (4.2 million cubic meters) of junk and soil and dumped it in the marshes. The building's foundation rests on 41,492 concrete piles. The purchase of land cost $2.25 million (in 1943 ...

23). Chavez's Inspiration - Simon Bolivar  By : Sam Vaknin
Simon Bolivar (1783-1830) is a Latin American folk hero, revered for having been a revolutionary freedom fighter, a compassionate egalitarian and a successful politician. He is credited with the liberation from Spanish colonial yoke of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, a country named after him. Venezuela's new strongman, Hugo Chavez...

24). Terrorists and Freedom Fighters  By : Sam Vaknin
"'Unbounded' morality ultimately becomes counterproductive even in terms of the same moral principles being sought. The law of diminishing returns applies to morality." Thomas Sowell There's a story about Robespierre that has the preeminent rabble-rouser of the French Revolution leaping up from his chair as soon as he saw a mob a...

25). The Family of Jesus Christ  By : Sam Vaknin
Was Jesus born 2002 years ago? Was he born in year zero? The first year AD was 1 - so, Jesus could not have been born in year zero. The very concept of zero was invented much later. Numerous historical minutia in the gospels indicate that Jesus must have been born before 4 BC. For example, He was said to have ...

26). The Neighborhood Mint  By : Johnny Kicklighter
After a recent trip to Dahlonega, Georgia, I'm became obsessed with wanting to know more about the U.S. Mint that had been there and its history. To say that "The Neighborhood Mint: Dahlonega in the Age of Jackson" by Sylvia Head, Elizabeth W. Etheridge, gave me all the information I ever wanted to know would be an understatement. Their 200-page bo...

27). The Aung San Family in Myanmar  By : Sam Vaknin
Aung San Suu Kyi is a much revered opposition leader in Myanmar (Burma) (born 1945). She has bravely resisted - and still does - the murderous military regime in her homeland and has won the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize. Her mother was ambassador to India in the 1960s. She is cherished by all her countrymen. Moreover, Aung San ...

28). History of Cocaine  By : Jack Smith
History of Cocaine

29). The Armenian Genocide  By : Sam Vaknin
The Armenian massacres in Turkey started in the 19th century and continued well after the Armenian genocide of 1915 in which some 600,000 Armenians perished. The Armenians were also raided by Kurdish tribesmen on a regular basis. An Ottoman military tribunal, convened between 1919-21, even convicted for the crimes members of the administration of t...

30). History of industrial robotics  By : temp
History of industrial robotics

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