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When Altruism Turns Fatal: 39 Years Ago Today, Valery Sablin Executed for Mutiny

The Hunt for Red October was easily one of the iconic films of the late Cold War. Based on the Tom Clancy novel of the same name, it is one of those rare movies whose mention, even 25 years after its release, inspires near-automatic recall of certain imagery and themes: submarines, missiles, Soviet sailors in blue and white striped naval shirts, claustrophobia, and… 1,168 more words

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3rd August - On This Day In History


1940 Martin Sheen (actor)


1924 Joseph Conrad (author – Heart of Darkness)

On This Day:

1881 The Convention of Pretoria signed by the Boer leaders, making Transvaal Republic semi autonomous… 11 more words


August 3 in history:

In 14-hundred and 92, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. It was on August 3rd that year, when Christopher Columbus left a Spanish port on his mission to reach Asia by crossing the Atlantic Ocean. 81 more words

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Today in History - August 2nd, 2012

4 way Knockouts championship #1 contendership match: Madison Rayne Vs. Gail Kim Vs. Mickie James Vs. Tara

On August 2nd 2012, as Hardcore Justice was coming closer, … 35 more words

Madison Rayne

Today In Charleston History: August 2


From Emma Holmes diary: 

Two young men, members of the W. L. I. Legion. Col. Hampton ordered him arrested & he drew a pistol on him. 

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