Thursday 02nd October 2014,
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Mystery History

May 15 : This Day In Mystery History

May 15 : This Day In Mystery History

May 15 1960 The Soviet Union launches Sputnik IV, a three-ton spacecraft containing a “dummy cosmonaut.” The mission goes fine until they attempt to retrofire. A bug in the guidance system had pointed the capsule in the wrong direction, so instead of dropping into the atmosphere the satellite moves into a higher orbit. May 15 [...]

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May 14 : This Day In Mystery History

May 14 : This Day In Mystery History

May 14 964 Pope John XII dies of injuries inflicted eight days prior by a jealous husband who caught him in flagrante delicto with his wife. The 26-year-old pontiff had received a blow to the temple, causing immediate paralysis. Critics had accused John of converting the Lateran Palace into a whorehouse. May 14 1610 Fanatical [...]

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May 13 : This Day In Mystery History

May 13 : This Day In Mystery History

May 13 1913 The latest brainchild of Russian aircraft design genius Igor Sikorsky embarks on its maiden flight. The Grand, easily the world’s most luxurious passenger plane, includes such innovations as upholstered seats, a balcony, and even a lavatory. May 13 1917 Three small children in Fatima, Portugal receive the first of six visitations from [...]

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May 12 : This Day In Mystery History

May 12 : This Day In Mystery History

May 12 1797 Following Napoleon’s conquest of Venice, Ludovico Manin reluctantly steps down as its last Doge. Thus ends the Most Serene Republic’s 820-year history of national sovereignty. May 12 1870 Manitoba entered the Confederation as a Canadian province. May 12 1885 In the Battle of Batoche, French Canadians rebelled against the Canadian government. May [...]

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May 11 : This Day In Mystery History

May 11 : This Day In Mystery History

May 11 1310 54 members of the Knights Templar are burned at the stake in France for being heretics. Established during the Crusades to protect pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land, this military order came into increasing conflict with Rome until Clement V officially dissolves it at the Council of Vienna in 1312. May 11 [...]

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May 10 : This Day In Mystery History

May 10 : This Day In Mystery History

May 10 1924 In perhaps the single worst mistake in the history of crime fighting, Attorney General Harlan Fiske Stone selects J. Edgar Hoover to head the Bureau of Investigation, later known as the FBI. He will remain at the post until his death 48 years later. May 10 1933 Joseph Göbbels presides over a [...]

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May 9 : This Day In Mystery History

May 9 : This Day In Mystery History

May 9 1950 L. Ron Hubbard publishes the first edition of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. This follows on the heels of a feature article in the pulp sci-fi magazine Astounding Science Fiction. A book review in the The New Republic describes the work as “a bold and immodest mixture of complete nonsense [...]

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May 8 : This Day In Mystery History

May 8 : This Day In Mystery History

May 8 1842 Following a birthday celebration for King Louis Philippe, 59 Parisians returning home by train are trapped in their railcars and incinerated when their train collides with another. In these early days of rail travel, coaches were locked and no means of escape was available. May 8 1902 Mt. Peleé erupts on the [...]

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May 7 : This Day In Mystery History

May 7 : This Day In Mystery History

May 7 1915 The ocean liner Lusitania is torpedoed by German submarine U-20 off the coast of Ireland. The ship goes under in just 18 minutes. In their panic, the crew only manages to launch 6 of the 48 lifeboats. As a result 1,201 are killed. Contrary to published reports of the time, the passenger [...]

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May 6 : This Day In Mystery History

May 6 : This Day In Mystery History

May 6 1527 Mercenaries sack the city of Rome, an event considered by many to mark the end of the Renaissance. May 6 1626 Manhattan purchased by Dutch governor Peter Minuet for the equivalent of $24 in goods, which compounded at 6% annually is approximately $78 billion. But some scholars feel the actual value of [...]

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