Italian court jails 24 over South American Operation Condor

Italian court jails 24 over South American Operation Condor

An Italian court has handed life sentences to 24 ex-officials from South America over their role in Operation Condor. It’s estimated that thousands of people were murdered under the secret US-backed campaign. Judges in Rome’s Court of Appeal on Monday...
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Lee Iacocca, ‘father of Ford Mustang’ & savior of Chrysler, dies aged 94

Lee Iacocca, ‘father of Ford Mustang’ & savior of Chrysler, dies aged 94

Titan of the US automotive industry Lico ‘Lee’ Iacocca, who once led Ford and later Chrysler, died of natural causes Tuesday aged 94. He is survived by two daughters and eight grandchildren. Iacocca was widely credited with saving Chrysler from...
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Walkman Turns 40

Walkman Turns 40

The First Sony Walkman Was Released 40 Years Ago Today. On July 1 of 1979, Sony first began to sell the TPS-L2, first known as the Soundabout and soon rebranded as the Walkman. This original Walkman wasn’t the first portable...
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Red Square Victory Day Parade 2019

Red Square Victory Day Parade 2019

Victory Day parade on Moscow’s Red Square – Full length – Original Russian language Note: Vladimir Putin’s brother was killed 70 years ago in the siege of Leningrad at the age of two. Russia’s Victory Day Parade 2019: Best Moments...
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30 Years Since the Announcement by Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons at Utah University

30 Years Since the Announcement by Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons at Utah University

March 23, 1989 Czechoslovak (living in Great Britain) Martin Fleischmann, PhD and Stanley Pons, PhD made a public statement at a press conference organized by Utah University in Salt Lake City about a scientific experiment later referred to as “cold...
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Remembrance of Concorde: 50 years since the maiden flight

Remembrance of Concorde: 50 years since the maiden flight

Sud Aviation (Aérospatiale)/British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) Concorde was a revolutionary British-French jet aircraft project with cruising speed of Mach 2. Concorde flew the Atlantic within 3 hours. The start of the project dates back to 1956 when the Sup...
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Today Is The 20 Year Anniversary Of The Bank Of Japan Cutting Rates To 0%

Today Is The 20 Year Anniversary Of The Bank Of Japan Cutting Rates To 0%

It is a bit of a memorable anniversary for financial markets – it’s the 20-year anniversary of the Bank of Japan cutting rates to 0% and the start of two decades of extreme monetary policy which Japan has not been able...
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The Great Japanese Gold Trade Of 1859

The Great Japanese Gold Trade Of 1859

The price of gold is $1,314 per ounce right now. But imagine if there was one place in the world – say Japan – where you could buy an ounce of gold for a fraction of that, $400. By exporting...
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