Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen has discovered the wreck of the USS Lexington, an aircraft carrier sunk by the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II.
Barack Obama was the worst economic president since World War II. It’s common knowledge that Barack Obama was the worst economic president since at least 1949. Barack Obama was the only President to have not had even one year of 3% GDP growth. Show More Summary
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A new Quinnipiac poll finds that 41% of Americans think Donald Trump is the worst of the 13 presidents who have served since the end of World War II, followed by 21% who list Barack Obama and 10% who cite [...]
OutdoorHub Mahindra’s New Roxor UTV Looks Just Like a WWII Jeep Mahindra unveiled a line of new off-road vehicles called the Roxor, and they look just like Jeeps from World War II! Mahindra’s new ORV is roughly based off their flagship...Show More Summary
Scuttled after fire in first carrier v. carrier battle, Lexington rests out of human reach.
Known for deep-sea exploration efforts uncovering military ships in the past, Paul Allen's personal search team has helped to discover a lost aircraft carrier.
The most mainstream shooters have shied away from the futuristic in recent years and returned to the historic. Last year's Call of Duty revisited World War II. The last Battlefield interestingly tackled World War I. Now, it seems asShow More Summary
(Larry MacDougal via AP) Ground crew work on two Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighter jets belonging to the U.S. Air Force, at Abbotsford, British Columbia, in August 2017. T o win World War II, the United States turned its economy into a war machine; then the Cold War encouraged the military-industrial complex to dig in for the long haul. Show More Summary
He spent the last three years as a symbol of what has become the biggest Dodgers ownership blunder in franchise history. Jim Ballard was featured in this column in April 2015 as a World War II veteran frustrated over losing a nightly battle to watch his long-cherished Dodgers. “I feel so helpless,’’...
A decade before an iceberg shattered the hull plates of the Titanic and half a century before a plague of brittle fractures started sinking Liberty ships during World War II, scientists in the United States and France had devised a novel, and strikingly simple, method for measuring the way metal reacts to impact.
A Polish official said Friday that Germany could owe his country $850 billion for the damage it inflicted during World War II, the AP reports. Arkadiusz Mularczyk is leading a team in the parliament that is assessing potential reparations to Poland. Germany killed 6 million Polish citizens and caused great...
The Battle of Stalingrad (23 August 1942 – 2 February 1943) was a major confrontation of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in Southern Russia. The Battle of Stalingrad was also one of the bloodiest battles in history. Show More Summary
Water Lilies: Reflection of Willows was one of a set of 25 Monet paintings in a huge collection of Western art acquired by the Japanese collector K?jir? Matsukata. In the leadup to World War II, he had the works stored for safekeeping in France and England. When they were finally returned to Japan in 1959 […]
Elliot Short History, Europe However, in the spring of 1945, the last battle of World War II in Europe took place in and around Odžak. The small town of Odžak is nestled between the Bosna and Sava rivers, in the north of present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina. Show More Summary
Hitler Built a World War II Submarine That Was Revolutionary. Some were used for target practice. The only surviving vessel of its class today is the Wilhelm Bauer, which the modern Germany navy converted into a research vessel.
James Holland History, Europe A new book challenges conventional wisdom. The Second World War remains an enduringly fascinating subject, but despite the large number of films, documentaries, books and even comics on the subject, ourShow More Summary
Robert Beckhusen Security, She also represented one of the Third Reich’s biggest failures. However, the Type XXI would last through the Cold War. Some were used for target practice. Others were captured and commissioned into the Soviet and French navies. Show More Summary
Highlights of this day in history: President Andrew Johnson impeached; The Nazi Party holds its first major meeting; Manila liberated during World War II; Britain's Prince Charles, Lady Diana Spencer engaged; Lauryn Hill's Grammy feat. (Feb. 24)
Late in the World War II drama “Darkest Hour,” Winston Churchill — played, in case you hadn’t heard, by Gary Oldman — delivers his famous “We shall fight on the beaches” speech in the House of Commons, a piece of oration so rousing that it brings his listeners to their feet. For a moment ripped...