Armed with posters — some stating “The Yanks Are Not Coming”— thousands gathered at a peace rally at Los Angeles City Hall in the summer of 1940. A Los Angeles Times story the next morning began: Greeted by boos and a scattering of catcalls, Mayor [Fletcher] Bowron, invited by C.I.O. organizations...
Pope Francis gave out a stern warning that the world may soon find itself in the midst of a nuclear war. The head of the Catholic Church was on board the papal plane when he echoed the sentiments of many who believe the word war between...Show More Summary
The seer Michel de Nostredame, better known as Nostradamus, remains famous over four hundred years after his death mostly for a book he wrote titled “Les Propheties” in 1555. The said book is a collection of one thousand quatrains (four-line rhyming verses) which are said to predict the future. Show More Summary
“I think we are at the very limit. I am really afraid of this," the Pope said Monday.
A mutt from Westchester County who heroically served in World War II finally got his day of glory.
We’re one year closer to the official opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disney’s upcoming Star Wars theme park land that opens at Walt Disney World and Disneyland in 2019. And while we’ve seen some concept art for the park and some of its attractions already, there’s still plenty of information yet to be revealed. Show More Summary
Scientists and engineers who worked for MIT's Radiation Laboratory had a saying about World War II: The atomic bomb may have ended the war, but radar won it. A new PBS documentary makes the case for that bold statement by telling the story of Alfred Lee Loomis, a founder of the Radiation Lab and a millionaire Wall Street tycoon who directed the U.S. Show More Summary
Electronic Arts has outlined its upcoming Battlefield 1 content, including the impending release of the "Apocalypse" DLC. Following the passing of a new year, Electronic Arts has shared plans for its brutal First World War shooter, Battlefield 1. Show More Summary
A US Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II was posthumously awarded Britain's highest honor for animal bravery on Monday. Chips, a German shepherd-husky cross, was awarded the Dickin Medal for actions during a 1943 beach landing in Sicily. According to the US soldiers, Chips raced...
Here comes another World War Two film that doesn’t deserve to be a popular success, but will be one. When I watched ‘Darkest Hour’ at the weekend, the cinema was packed and at least one person in the audience came...
A U.S. Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II was posthumously awarded Britain's highest honor for animal bravery on Monday. Chips, a German shepherd-husky cross, was … Click to Continue »
Pope Francis showed a photo of a child victim of the World War II bombing of Nagazaki to the journalists traveling with him to Chile.
Eugenics has been science's toxic brand since the end of World War II. The point was driven home yet again recently when Toby Young, appointee to the UK's newly established Office of Students, was denounced in the House of Commons for having written favourably of "progressive eugenics". Show More Summary
Pope Francis said Monday that the world stood on the "edge" of nuclear war and admitted the situation terrified him. The Argentine was speaking aboard the papal plane on his way to Chile and Peru, the day after a false missile alert sparked panic in the US state of Hawaii, already on edge over fears of a North Korean attack. Show More Summary
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Monday he was really afraid about the danger of nuclear war and that the world now stood at "the very limit".
"This crusade, this war on terrorism is going to take a while," former President George W. Bush said on the White House South Lawn on Sept. 16, 2001. "And the American people must be patient. I'm going to be patient." Bush was rightShow More Summary
During the Second World War, much was made about celebrities who volunteered for the national service. Baseball players like Bob Feller, who served four years aboard the USS Alabama and Ted Williams, who flew as a Marine fighter pilot...Show More Summary
U.S. Jack Reed has presented a 92-year-old World War II veteran with military honors he earned during the war but never received. The Rhode Island Democrat said Saturday that Willard … Click to Continue »
In this edition of Theme Park Bits: What’s it like to ride the monorail at Disney World with the door hanging wide open? Find out about the connection between Disney Springs and Prohibition-era rum-runners. See time-lapse satellite imagery of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge construction site. Show More Summary
See how Japan invaded Manchuria, conquered an island empire in the Pacific and was dismembered after World War II.