Category Archives: 02. Historia

Failed Revenge Of Nakam On Nazis Post WWII

Seventy years after the most daring attempt of Jewish Holocaust survivors to seek revenge against their former tormentors, the leader of the plot has only one simple regret — that to his knowledge he didn’t actually succeed in killing any … Continue reading

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How Did That 1963 Great Train Robbery Work?

There was nothing remarkable about the train traveling from Glasgow. The 12 cars powered by a single diesel locomotive made up a mobile post office known as the Up Special. It was carrying postal staff who sorted mail and packages … Continue reading

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Lenin Stroke Death Still A Mystery To Doctors

The patient founded a totalitarian state known for its “merciless terror,” Dr. Victoria Giffi told a rapt audience of doctors and medical students on Friday afternoon. He died suddenly at 6:50 p.m. on Jan. 21, 1924, a few months before … Continue reading

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Verdun: Centenary To The Longest WWI Battle

The British have the Somme. For the French it is the 10-month battle of Verdun. For both countries, these two epic confrontations came to symbolise the suffering and endurance of the common fighting man. What is often forgotten, though, is … Continue reading

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Facts Ignored In Making Mother Teresa A Saint

“I don’t know whether there are any moral saints,” wrote the philosopher Susan Wolf, in her famous 1982 article “Moral Saints.” “But if there are, I am glad that neither I nor those about whom I care most are among … Continue reading

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WW II Indian Soldiers Who Refused To Join INA

About 7600 kms from homeland in a cluster of Islands called Papua and New Guinea, off the coast of Australia, a handful of Indian soldiers fought their last battle. They were the Prisoners of War taken by the Japanese Army … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Death Of The 1st Man In Space

On April 12, 1961—55 years ago —Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin launched into the great beyond, becoming the first human in space. When he came back to Earth, Gagarin was looked upon as not just a hero, but the very embodiment … Continue reading

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Netaji Files: He Broadcasts Post 1945 Air Crash

Did he didn’t he? The Netaji mystery deepens. Files declassified by the Modi government on Tuesday indicate that Netaji Subhas Bose made three ‘broadcasts’ on dates after he’s thought to have died in a plane crash in Taiwan on August … Continue reading

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Was Jesus Christ Really Nailed To The Cross?

Jesus’s crucifixion is probably one of the most familiar images to emerge from Christianity. Good Friday, one of the holiest days in the Christian calendar, marks the event. But what was crucifixion? And why was Jesus killed that way? Crucifixion … Continue reading

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Hemp Walls Saved India’s Ancient Ellora Caves

Buddhist monks who prayed in India’s Ellora Caves were surrounded by hemp, as plaster covering the shrines’ painted walls and ceilings was made of a mixture of cannabis, clay and lime, a new study has revealed. The earthen mix turned … Continue reading

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