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Friday July 21st, 2006
Columbus exposed as iron-fisted tyrant who tortured his slaves posted 07/21/2006, 6:49 PM (The Independent)
[Category: History]
Christopher Columbus was a despot who ruled his subjects with an iron fist, according to documents which have emerged 500 years after his death.

The man who discovered America for Europe routinely tortured slaves and starved his subjects in colonies on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola.

Columbus was known to have mistreated native people when he was viceroy in Santo Domingo, the capital of today's Dominican Republic, at the end of the 15th century. But until now it
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Friday July 14th, 2006

Notes in margin of book 'solve Ripper's identity' posted 07/14/2006, 11:40 PM (The Independent)
[Category: History]
Related: The Jack the Ripper Murders and Freemasonry

A couple of handwritten sentences in the margins of a book are claimed to have solved Britain's greatest murder mystery: the identity of Jack the Ripper.

The notes, written more than 80 years ago by the detective leading the hunt for the serial killer, name a Polish barber called Aaron Kosminski as the chief suspect for the multiple murders.
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Sunday July 9th, 2006



Chemical warfare: Inside Britain's toxic house of horrors posted 07/09/2006, 8:39 PM (The Independent)
[Category: History]
Ronald Maddison: Died in agony after being experimented on with Sarin nerve gas

Servicemen were deliberately subjected to lethal doses of poison in secret tests at Porton Down, an official report will admit this week.

The Ministry of Defence is now braced for a flood of compensation claims from volunteers used in trials at its chemical weapons research centre.

The long-delayed "historical survey" of Porton Down finds that at least five sets of
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Tuesday July 4th, 2006

The Plot To Overthrow FDR: America's Hidden History posted 07/04/2006, 10:20 PM (Information Clearing House)
[Category: History]
The Plot To Overthrow FDR reveals how, inspired by political trends in Germany and Italy, this group conceived of a plan to either overthrow the newly-elected president or force him to take orders from them. They envisioned a paramilitary organization of disgruntled WWI veterans as the force to intimidate the government. The man they chose to inspire and lead this veteran's army was retired Marine General Smedley D. Butler

When Franklin Delano Roosevelt won the Presidency in 193
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Monday July 3rd, 2006

Israeli Roots of Hamas posted 07/03/2006, 7:40 PM (Prison Planet)
[Category: History]
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Friday June 30th, 2006



Britain mulled nuclear strike on China over Hong Kong in 1961 posted 06/30/2006, 6:09 PM (AFP)
[Category: History]
Britain discussed the possibility of a nuclear attack on China in 1961 to defend Hong Kong, its former colony, secret documents from the British government revealed Friday.

Letters circulated to then prime minister Harold Macmillan recommended nuclear force as the only real alternative to abandoning the territory in the event of an attack by the neighbouring Chinese.

British officials discussed how to ensure that Beijing understood any attack would be met by the Uni
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Thursday June 29th, 2006

Hawaii's Last Queen posted 06/29/2006, 11:48 PM (Information Clearing House)
[Category: History]
On January 16, 1893, four boatloads of United States Marines armed with Gatling guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition came ashore in Honolulu, capital of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii. As the Royal Hawaiian band played a concert at the Hawaiian Hotel, 162 troops marched through the streets of Honolulu, heading for the palace. The Queen of Hawaii, Lili'uokalani, looked down from her balcony as the troops took up their positions.

The following day, she surrendered at gunpoi
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Saturday June 24th, 2006

Terror Storm posted 06/24/2006, 12:20 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: History]


This is Alex Jones' explosive new movie exposing both 7/7 and 9/11 as False Flag Self Inflicted Attacks. This film provides historical ba
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Wednesday June 21st, 2006

Secret Mysteries of America’s Beginnings: Volume I: The New Atlantis posted 06/21/2006, 7:20 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: History]


This video unfolds the fascinating history behind the founding of America, and exposes the esoteric underbelly of its design. Why is Washington D.C. build on the 77th Meridian? Are the Revolutionary War cities really built in perfect alignment with Stonehenge? If
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Sunday June 18th, 2006

JFK Secret Society Speech posted 06/18/2006, 9:00 PM (Infowars)
[Category: History]
Listen to this incredible audio recording of a speech made by JFK before the American Newspaper Publishers Association where he warns the press about the secret societies that are the real power in global affairs.... (more)


Tuesday June 13th, 2006



Book links Begin to 1952 plot to kill then-German Chancellor Adenauer posted 06/13/2006, 7:27 PM (Haaretz)
[Category: History]
Former prime minister Menachem Begin played a central role in a failed attempt to assassinate then-West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, with the objective of sabotaging the reparations agreement in the works with Israel, according to the journal of Eliezer Sudit, one of the men who carried out the attempted hit.

Sudit's journal, which was published in a limited number of copies only, came into the possession of the Israel correspondent for the German daily, the Frankfurter Allg
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Tuesday June 6th, 2006

Documents show CIA covered up Nazi war criminals during Cold War posted 06/06/2006, 9:33 PM (AP)
[Category: History]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Determined to win the Cold War, the CIA kept quiet about the whereabouts of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in the 1950s for fear he might expose undercover anti-communist efforts in West Germany, according to documents released Tuesday.

The 27,000 pages released by the National Archives are among the largest post-World War II declassifications by the CIA. They offer a window into the shadowy world of U.S. intelligence — and the efforts to use former Nazi war cr
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Monday June 5th, 2006

Saddam: America's Best Enemy (video) posted 06/05/2006, 7:37 PM (Information Clearing House)
[Category: History]
A video documentary by Jacques Charmelot & Arnaud Hamelin

Historical account of the relationship between America and Saddam Hussein. Reveals the complicity of America in Saddam's atrocities. Forty years of secrets, incomprehension and incompetence led to the occupation of Iraq
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Friday June 2nd, 2006

The Montana Sedition Project posted 06/02/2006, 10:19 PM (Seditionproject.net)
[Category: History]
Imagine going down to your local brewpub or coffee shop. You meet some friends. The talk turns to the war. You criticize the President and his wealthy supporters. Next thing you know, a couple of husky fellows at the next table grab you, hustle you out the door and down to the local police station. You are arrested on a charge of sedition.... (more)


Thursday June 1st, 2006

British Government pays £100,000 over Nerve Gas Death posted 06/01/2006, 6:56 PM (The Epoch Times)
[Category: History]
The family of an ex-RAF pilot who died in 1950s nerve gas experiments at Porton Down military research centre won £100,000 in compensation from the government last week.

Twenty year-old Ronald Maddison died in 1953 after liquid sarin was dripped onto his arm in cold war-era chemical weapons experiments. For more than 50 years Mr Maddison's family have pressed the Ministry of Defence to apologise and account for his death. The settlement comes as the MoD accepts "gross negligence"
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Geronimo's family call on Bush to help return his skeleton posted 06/01/2006, 6:54 PM (The Independent)
[Category: History]
The great grandson of the Apache leader Geronimo has appealed to the big chief in the White House to help recover the remains of his famous relative - purportedly stolen more than 90 years ago by a group of students - including the President's grandfather.

The story that members of Yale University's secret Skull and Bones society took the remains - including a skull and femur - from the burial site in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, has long been part of the university's lore. But a univers
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Tuesday May 30th, 2006

Orwell's comrade in Spain 'was double spy' posted 05/30/2006, 9:14 PM (London Telegraph)
[Category: History]
George Orwell's commander and close confidant in the Spanish Civil War was an agent for both MI5 and the Vichy regime that controlled France on behalf of the Nazis, new research has revealed.

Georges Kopp - who biographers of the great socialist writer previously believed had an affair with Orwell's first wife, Eileen - had fought in Spain as a company commander of the POUM, the Marxist militia that attracted Orwell in 1936.

Papers discovered by a Belgian researcher
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Saturday May 27th, 2006

More Vietnam War Papers Released: Kissinger Told China U.S. Could Accept Communist Takeover posted 05/27/2006, 10:40 PM (AP)
[Category: History]
Henry A. Kissinger quietly acknowledged to China in 1972 that Washington could accept a communist takeover of South Vietnam if that evolved after a withdrawal of U.S. troops -- even as the war to drive back the communists dragged on with mounting deaths.

President Richard M. Nixon's envoy told Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai: "If we can live with a communist government in China, we ought to be able to accept it in Indochina."

Kissinger's blunt remarks surfaced from a col
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Tuesday May 23rd, 2006

Dracula Castle to Be Returned to Owner (The Hapsburgs) posted 05/23/2006, 8:25 PM (AP)
[Category: History]
BUCHAREST, Romania — More than 60 years after it was seized by communists, the Romanian government is to hand back one of the country's most popular tourist sites, the fabled Dracula Castle, to its former owner, the culture minister said Tuesday.

The hand-over ceremony will take place Friday noon in the 14th century castle's museum deep within the fortress in Transylvania, said minister Adrian Iorgulescu at a news conference.

The castle, worth an estimated US$25 mil
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"The Hapsburgs ruled Romania for a period starting in the late 17th century". Actually, they ruled over half the world for centuries.


Tuesday May 9th, 2006

Skeleton in the Bush family cupboard posted 05/09/2006, 4:01 PM (The Telegraph)
[Category: History]
One of America's great historical controversies intensifed yesterday with the publication of fresh evidence that members of an elite secret society may have dug up the remains of the Indian leader Geronimo and displayed his skull in their headquarters.

Rumours that half a dozen members of the Skull & Bones society at Yale University - including President George W Bush's grandfather, Prescott Bush - dug up the grave of the legendary Apache leader during the First World War have exe
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Yale Historian Finds Geronimo Clue: 'Lends validity to the lore that Yale University's ultra-secret Skull and Bones society swiped the skull of American Indian leader Geronimo' posted 05/09/2006, 4:01 PM (AP)
[Category: History]
HARTFORD, Conn. - A Yale University historian has uncovered a 1918 letter that seems to lend validity to the lore that Yale University's ultra-secret Skull and Bones society swiped the skull of American Indian leader Geronimo.

The letter, written by one member of Skull and Bones to another, purports that the skull and some of the Indian leader's remains were spirited from his burial plot in Fort Sill, Okla., to a stone tomb in New Haven that serves as the club's headquarters.
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Friday May 5th, 2006

Apartheid army's secrets made public posted 05/05/2006, 1:12 PM (Aljazeera)
[Category: History]
A report detailing white South Africa's deadly military involvement during apartheid's dying days has been made public for the first time.

The Steyn report, compiled by a top apartheid general for FW De Klerk, South Africa's last white president, details how the army helped destabilise the country during the turbulent early 1990s.

"The report contains a list of military and other suspects, which, now that it is in the public arena, puts pressure on the authorities
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Thursday May 4th, 2006

May Day and the 'Posthumous' Influence of the Illuminati posted 05/04/2006, 4:08 PM (Conspiracy Archive)
[Category: History]
Secret societies do nothing without multiple layers of esoteric meaning; symbolism is of vital importance. It was in this tradition that Adam Weishaupt founded the Illuminati on May 1st, 1776. When we look at the doctrine of the Illuminati, it becomes clear that the choice of May Day for its birth was no coincidence.... (more)


Thursday April 20th, 2006

Esoteric secrets, Scottish Freemasonry and the building of the American dream posted 04/20/2006, 3:17 PM (The Scotsman)
[Category: History]
Pictured: The minutes from Aitchison's Haven - which could be the oldest recorded stonemason lodge in the world.

DAN BROWN'S next book The Solomon Key is said to speculate on the role and influence of Freemasonry. In much the same way that The Da Vinci Code has its climax in Rosslyn Chapel, it may well be that the best-selling author's latest work will also find its roots in Scotland.

For if Brown's new novel is looking at alleged Masonic conspiracy in the US
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The Truth Behind the Knights Templar: Some Say the Knights Found the Holy Grail posted 04/20/2006, 3:17 PM (ABC News)
[Category: History]
20, 2006 — The mystery of the Knights Templar has been in the public conscious lately because of their portrayal as the guardians of the Holy Grail in Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" and other contemporary works.

Intrigue and controversy, though, have followed them since medieval times.

"I think every generation hopes that there is a secret, there is one secret and if only we could get the key to that secret we would understand so much and we all look for it in past
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Monday April 3rd, 2006

Revealed: victims of UK's cold war torture camp posted 04/03/2006, 1:50 PM (London Guardian)
[Category: History]
Photographs of victims of a secret torture programme operated by British authorities during the early days of the cold war are published for the first time today after being concealed for almost 60 years.

The pictures show men who had suffered months of starvation, sleep deprivation, beatings and extreme cold at one of a number of interrogation centres run by the War Office in postwar Germany.

A few were starved or beaten to death, while British soldiers are alleged
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No 10 horrified by gung-ho US in Cuban nuclear missile crisis posted 04/03/2006, 1:49 PM (London Telegraph)
[Category: History]
Downing Street was shocked to learn in 1962 that its American allies had been poised to start World War III over the Cuban missile crisis without consulting Britain, new papers reveal.

So important did the prime minister, Harold Macmillan, consider a report from his intelligence chief in the days after President John F Kennedy faced down a Soviet nuclear threat in his backyard that he immediately sent a copy to the Queen.

The warning from Maj Gen Sir Kenneth Strong,
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How Lots of Little Nazis Turned Germany Into the Third Reich posted 04/03/2006, 1:49 PM (Bloomberg)
[Category: History]
April 3 (Bloomberg) -- Look at the little schoolgirls on the side of the road, crowding off the curb, waiting for the parade. See how happy they are. They are waiting for someone, who is probably riding in a big, open car.

Perhaps it is Dr. Goebbels. Maybe it is the Fuhrer himself. The little schoolgirls are waving swastika pennants.

It's hard to imagine a more perfect cover for ``The Third Reich in Power'' (Penguin, 941 pages, $37.95), the second volume of a planne
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Monday March 13th, 2006

What Really Happed to the Shah of Iran posted 03/13/2006, 4:12 PM (Payvand)
[Category: History]
My name is Ernst Schroeder, and since I have some Iranian friends from school and review your online magazine occasionally, I thought I'd pass on the following three page quote from a book I read a few months ago entitled, "A Century Of War : Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order", which was written by William Engdahl, a German historianm . This is a book about how oil and politics have been intertwined for the past 100 years.

I submit the below passage for direct p
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Wednesday March 8th, 2006

Human medical experimentation in the United States: The shocking true history of modern medicine and psychiatry posted 03/08/2006, 11:46 AM (NewsTarget)
[Category: History]
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Sunday March 5th, 2006

Jewish plot to kill Bevin in London posted 03/05/2006, 4:27 PM (The Sunday Times)
[Category: History]
JEWISH terrorists plotted to assassinate Ernest Bevin, the foreign secretary, in 1946, as part of their campaign to establish the state of Israel, newly declassified intelligence files have shown. The plan was devised by Irgun, the insurgent group led by Menachem Begin, who went on to become a Nobel peace prize winner and prime minister of Israel.

Begin, whom MI6 believed was backed by the Soviet Union, planned to send five terrorist cells to Britain to carry out bombings and assa
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Thursday March 2nd, 2006

Soviets 'ordered Pope shooting' posted 03/02/2006, 3:11 PM (BBC)
[Category: History]
An Italian parliamentary commission has concluded that the former Soviet Union was behind the 1981 assassination attempt on the late Pope John Paul II.

The head of the commission, Paolo Guzzanti, said it was sure beyond "reasonable doubt" that Soviet leaders ordered the shooting.

Turkish national Mehmet Ali Agca, now 48, shot the Pope in St Peter's Square on 13 May 1981, hitting him four times.

Agca never gave a motive, and mystery has continued to su
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Saturday February 25th, 2006

Don't mention the war: BBC plan for surviving nuclear armageddon posted 02/25/2006, 2:55 PM (London Independent)
[Category: History]
In the event of all-out nuclear war, the BBC was to distract the nation by broadcasting a mix of music and light entertainment shows, secret papers released by the Home Office reveal.

Hundreds of security-vetted BBC staff and a select band of unnamed radio artistes were to be clandestinely dispatched to transmission sites across the country at the first signs of international tension.

Just before the first missiles had reached Britain, the BBC was to use regional ce
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Monday February 20th, 2006

Dresdner Bank And The Third Reich: Hitler's Willing Bankers posted 02/20/2006, 12:15 PM (Spiegel Online)
[Category: History]
Like many German firms, Dresdner Bank hoped after World War II its unsavory activities during the Third Reich would be forgotten. But an unparalleled company-sponsored research effort shows Germany's second largest bank supported the Nazi regime much more actively than had been previously thought.

Being known as the bank of choice for Heinrich Himmler's SS would be a PR nightmare for any company. So the long postwar reluctance of top Dresdner Bank executives to expose the bank's s
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Friday February 17th, 2006

The Amadeus code posted 02/17/2006, 2:24 PM (The Australian)
[Category: History]
DAN Brown's breathless quest for the secrets of the Holy Grail in The Da Vinci Code cleverly patched together gossip and curiosities from the visual arts. Had the story taken another turn, it could easily have followed a path of mystery and mysticism in classical music. The music world is no less a fertile place for cryptograms, hidden messages, secret societies and weird religion. And so many of the great composers could have a role to play: J.S. Bach, Edward Elgar, Alban Berg and, of course, ... (more)


MARCINKUS: SILENT WITNESS IN CALVI MYSTERY: The Mafia, the Vatican heavyweight, the 'suicide' of God's Banker 25 years ago.. the secrets that will be taken to the grave posted 02/17/2006, 2:19 PM (Mirror.co.uk)
[Category: History]
"GOD'S Banker", Roberto Calvi, was found hanging from a River Thames bridge nearly 25 years ago after apparently taking his own life.

But in one of the biggest scandals to hit the Vatican, a murder trial in Italy has linked the Holy See, the Mafia, freemasonry and money-laundering to the financier's death.

Prophetically, Calvi was quoted just before he died as saying: "The only book you've got to read is The Godfather... That's the only one that tells how the world
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Thursday February 16th, 2006

Uncovering a not-so-secret Hopkins past posted 02/16/2006, 3:28 PM (The John Hopkins News-Letter)
[Category: History]
The three mysterious numbers under the insignia of the famous Skull and Bones are 322. Some say these numbers denote the establishment of a New World Order in 322 B.C. Others claim that the Skull and Bones is Chapter 322 of a German secret society. Some even believe that the skull-and-crossbones crest on pirate flags originated from the secret society Skull and Bones.

From the well-known Skull and Bones to their arch rival, the Scroll and Key Society at Yale, secret societies have
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Wednesday February 15th, 2006

Hidden history of US germ testing: Biological pathogens were released in public places, tested on volunteers from a pacifist church posted 02/15/2006, 3:43 PM (BBC)
[Category: History]
Fifty years ago, American scientists were in a frantic race to counter what they saw as the Soviet threat from germ warfare. Biological pathogens they developed were tested on volunteers from a pacifist church and were also released in public places.

The remarkable story is told in a BBC Radio 4 documentary, Hotel Anthrax.

In the 1950s, the Seventh-day Adventist Church struck an extraordinary deal with the US Army. It would provide test subjects for experiments on b
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Friday February 10th, 2006

Papyrus Reveals Ancient Stories posted 02/10/2006, 4:21 PM (Discovery News)
[Category: History]
Feb. 8, 2006— Italian researchers have recovered part of a lost ancient Greek treatise, the earliest cartography of the Greek-Roman era, and a sketchbook for ancient painters — all by piecing together 50 fragments of a first- century B.C. parchment used in a mummy's wrapping.... (more)


Tuesday February 7th, 2006

Ancient Russian Manuscript Describes 19th Century UFO Sightings posted 02/07/2006, 1:51 PM (MosNews)
[Category: History]
Nowadays reports of UFO sightings appear in the media so frequently that they hardly catch anyone’s eye. More often than not the alleged UFOs turn out to be signal rockets, meteorological probes, airplanes or their traces. But this certainly does not apply to sightings registered centuries ago — when no rockets or airplanes existed at all. Moscow daily Komsomolskaya Pravda publishes a document from a personal archive that tells of a UFO spotted over Kremlin back in 1808.

“I found
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Monday February 6th, 2006

UK's murky role in Cyprus crisis posted 02/06/2006, 2:22 PM (BBC)
[Category: History]
Evidence has emerged that British undercover forces were involved in fomenting the conflict between Greek and Turkish Cypriots ten years before the 1974 partition of Cyprus.

The new evidence found by BBC Radio 4's programme Document centres on the mystery of Ted Macey, a British army major who was abducted, presumed killed by Greek Cypriot paramilitaries.

I had no strong expectation that we would find the Turkish Cypriot village. We had a 40-year-old British army ma
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Sunday February 5th, 2006

Report Details Weapons Dump Off Hawaii posted 02/05/2006, 3:24 PM (AP)
[Category: History]
HONOLULU, Feb. 4 (AP) — The military dumped large quantities of mustard gas and other chemical weapons in the ocean off Hawaii from 1944 to 1946, according to an Army analysis of military archives released this week.

The analysis also found more than 2,000 conventional munitions on the seabed about a half mile off Waianae, Oahu, in an area known as Ordnance Reef.

Hawaii's representatives in Washington asked for the accounting after learning of a 2001 Army report say
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Sunday January 22nd, 2006

Hitler 'told Speer to recreate the Eternal City in Berlin' posted 01/22/2006, 3:26 PM (London Telegraph)
[Category: History]
Adolf Hitler intended to recreate the Vatican's St Peter's Square in the centre of Berlin to honour his ally Benito Mussolini, newly discovered documents have revealed.

Albert Speer, the fuhrer's chief architect, was commissioned to draw up the plans, which have been discovered by historians examining his papers.

They had been stored in a secret room inside Moscow's Museum of Architecture after being taken to Russia at the end of the Second World War.

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Wednesday January 18th, 2006

H-BOMB LOST IN SPAIN: January 17, 1966 posted 01/18/2006, 9:07 AM (Historychannel)
[Category: History]
On this day, a B-52 bomber collides with KC-135 jet tanker over Spain's Mediterranean coast, dropping three 70-kiloton hydrogen bombs near the town of Palomares and one in the sea. It was not the first or last accident involving American nuclear bombs.

As a means of maintaining first-strike capability during the Cold War, U.S. bombers laden with nuclear weapons circled the earth ceaselessly for decades. In a military operation of this magnitude, it was inevitable that accidents wo
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The Discovery of America posted 01/18/2006, 8:51 AM (Per Bylund)
[Category: History]
In history classes all around the world we learn how Christopher Columbus gained the blessing of Spanish monarchs King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, and eventually went on a quest to find a way to India over the ocean westward. In 1492 he set out with three ships, the Santa Maria, Niña and Pinta, and sighted what he believed to be the Indian coast in early October.

We all know that story, and future generations will probably also learn that story in school even though it seems he
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Saturday January 14th, 2006

Map of the world may prove the Chinese beat Columbus to America posted 01/14/2006, 11:41 AM (The Independent)
[Category: History]
Could it be that America was discovered, not by Columbus, but by a Chinese admiral who was not only a eunuch and a Muslim but also a confidant of the Emperor during the Ming dynasty?

A map will go on display on Monday in Beijing which is already revolutionising thinking about 15th-century world history. The map is a copy made in 1763 of a chart dated 1418 which appears to prove claims that it was Admiral He, whose fleet sailed the oceans between 1405 and 1435, and not Christopher
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Monday January 9th, 2006

The whitewashing of Ariel Sharon posted 01/09/2006, 8:16 PM (LA Times)
[Category: History]
The 'man of courage and peace' story ignores his bloody and ruthless past.

AS ARIEL SHARON'S career comes to an end, the whitewashing is already underway. Literally overnight he was being hailed as "a man of courage and peace" who had generated "hopes for a far-reaching accord" with an electoral campaign promising "to end conflict with the Palestinians."

But even if end-of-career assessments often stretch the truth, and even if far too many people fall for the old s
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Sunday January 1st, 2006

Churchill wanted to electrocute Hitler posted 01/01/2006, 4:31 PM (The Scotsman)
[Category: History]
WINSTON Churchill was determined to send Adolf Hitler to the electric chair if he was ever captured and believed that senior Nazis should be summarily executed without the benefit of a trial, according to papers released today.

The British Prime Minister's brutal attitude towards his enemies is revealed in newly published records from meetings of the War Cabinet.

The notes, taken by Deputy Cabinet Secretary Sir Norman Brook in his own style of shorthand, provide th
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Sunday December 25th, 2005

Shakespeare's smoke and mirrors tricks solved posted 12/25/2005, 5:32 PM (Physorg.com)
[Category: History]
The longstanding mystery of a floating dagger in Shakespeare's Macbeth may now have been solved thanks to the detective work of an ANU researcher.

Professor Iain Wright, from the ANU Faculty of Arts, has uncovered a potential source of inspiration for the famous scene. The source is a description contained in a book edited by one of the fathers of modern science, John Dee, who was fascinated with how the eye could be deceived by tricks of the light.

“Macbeth is a gr
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Tuesday December 20th, 2005

Stalin's half-man, half-ape super-warriors posted 12/20/2005, 6:55 PM (The Scotsman)
[Category: History]
THE Soviet dictator Josef Stalin ordered the creation of Planet of the Apes-style warriors by crossing humans with apes, according to recently uncovered secret documents.

Moscow archives show that in the mid-1920s Russia's top animal breeding scientist, Ilya Ivanov, was ordered to turn his skills from horse and animal work to the quest for a super-warrior.

According to Moscow newspapers, Stalin told the scientist: "I want a new invincible human being, insensitive t
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Sunday December 18th, 2005

Britain ran torture camp after WWII: report posted 12/18/2005, 4:39 PM (Reuters)
[Category: History]
Britain ran a secret prison in Germany for two years after the end of World War II where inmates including Nazi party members were tortured and starved to death, the Guardian says.

Citing Foreign Office files that were opened after a request under the Freedom of Information Act, the newspaper says Britain had held men and woman at a prison in Bad Nenndorf until July 1947.

Locals at the time said you could hear prisoners scream at night.

The Foreign Of
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The interrogation camp that turned prisoners into living skeletons: German spa became a forbidden village where Gestapo-like techniques were used posted 12/18/2005, 4:33 PM (The Guardian)
[Category: History]
Despite the six years of bitter fighting which lay behind him, James Morgan-Jones, a major in the Royal Artillery, could not have been more specific about the spectacle in front of him. "It was," he reported, "one of the most disgusting sights of my life."

Curled up on a bed in a hospital in Rotenburg, near Bremen, was a cadaverous shadow of a human being. "The man literally had no flesh on him, his state of emaciation was incredible," wrote Morgan-Jones. This man had weighed a li
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Saturday December 17th, 2005

Britain ran WWII 'torture camp' posted 12/17/2005, 7:08 PM (The Australiian)
[Category: History]
BRITAIN ran a secret prison in Germany for two years after the end of World War II where inmates including Nazi party members were tortured and starved to death, the Guardian said today.

Citing Foreign Office files which were opened after a request under the Freedom of Information act, the newspaper said Britain had held men and woman at a prison in Bad Nenndorf until July 1947.

Locals at the time said you could hear prisoners scream at night.

The For
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Wednesday December 14th, 2005

Mafia wanted me to kill Calvi, says jailed gangster posted 12/14/2005, 10:14 AM (The Telegraph)
[Category: History]
The former head of the Mafia's British operations has claimed that he was approached to arrange the killing of Roberto Calvi, whose body was found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London 23 years ago.

Francesco Di Carlo, 61, a gangster-turned-supergrass, told a court in Italy that just days before the death of the man known as God's banker because of his ties to the Vatican, he heard that the mob was looking for him.

However, by the time he made contact Calvi's
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Tuesday November 29th, 2005

Mao more lethal than Hitler, Stalin: Expert says Chinese leader's policies led to death of 77 million countrymen posted 11/29/2005, 7:17 PM (World Net Daily)
[Category: History]
Prison Planet Comment: But this fact doesn't stop trendyite restaurants popping up all over the US and UK called 'Mao's' complete with little red book menus and Commie decor. Let's just open a restaurant called 'Hitler's' and have the waiters dress in Waffen SS uniforms. It's so cool.

A noted expert in calculating the number of deaths caused by authoritarian regimes says the late Chinese communist leader Mao Tse-tung's policies and actions led to the deaths of nearly 77 mil
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Tuesday November 22nd, 2005

Margaret Thatcher Threatened to Use Nukes During Falkland Islands War posted 11/22/2005, 12:28 PM (NewsMax)
[Category: History]
French President Francois Mitterrand made a stunning claim to his psychoanalyst during Britain’s Falkland Islands war with Argentina in the early 1980s:

Margaret Thatcher threatened to use nuclear weapons unless Mitterrand gave the British the "deactivate" codes used by anti-ship missiles that France had sold to Argentina!

That never-before-revealed scenario is disclosed in the new book "Rendez-vous: The Psychoanalysis of Francois Mitterrand,” written by Ali Magoudi
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Tuesday November 8th, 2005

For Sale: Island with Mysterious Money Pit posted 11/08/2005, 8:12 AM (Live Science)
[Category: History]
It may look like a fixer-upper at first glance, but what is buried beneath scrubby little Oak Island might just make its estimated $7 million price tag worth the investment.

Oak Island, in Nova Scotia, is famous for its Money Pit, a mystery that has endured two centuries, claimed six lives and swallowed up millions in life savings.

The Pit was discovered in 1795 by a local boy named Daniel McGinnis who, spotting an unusual clearing in the earth under one of the isla
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Friday October 14th, 2005

Former Naval Physicist: Government Can Control Hurricanes posted 10/14/2005, 1:46 PM (Prison Planet)
[Category: History]
Former Vet 'Made it Rain' During Vietnam War

Steve Watson & Paul Joseph Watson | 14 Oct 2005

Alex Jones was joined on air yesterday by weather modification expert Ben Livingston.

Livingston discussed in detail proven evidence of hurricane control and his research and experiences with cloud seeding and weather weapons used in the Vietnam war.

Many scoff at the possibility of weather control and simply refuse to believe it exists. Attempt
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Monday October 10th, 2005

Unmasked: the 'real Shakespeare' posted 10/10/2005, 9:31 AM (TheAge)
[Category: History]
EXTRAORDINARY historical evidence suggests Shakespeare's plays were not written by the bard, but by a Tudor politician descended from King Edward III.

British Shakespeare scholar and former university lecturer Brenda James and university historian William Rubinstein propose that the real Shakespeare was Sir Henry Neville, an English courtier and diplomat.

Their research is described as "pioneering" by the chairman of the Shakespearean Authorship Trust, Mark Rylance,
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Sunday October 9th, 2005

Weather War?: New evidence suggests US & Russia are embroiled in an illegal race to harness the power of hurricanes & earthquakes posted 10/09/2005, 10:51 AM (The Daily Express)
[Category: History]
THE huge mushroom cloud soared skywards, the captain was gripped by fear, believing his plane was about to be engulfed by the fall-out from a nuclear explosion. After declaring mayday and ordering his crew to don oxygen masks, the experienced pilot had the presence of mind to record that the cloud measured an estimated 200 miles in diameter and was tipped by an eerie light, like nothing he had seen before. Eventually, it soared harmlessly into the atmosphere, leaving the passenger jet to continu... (more)

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