A german battleship used during WWII. It was taken down by British battleships and cruisers. To prevent being boarded, the ship was scuttled. The ship suffered heavy causalities and sustained heavy damages.
Body Count- Sink the Bismarck
Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov
A Soviet biologist who was known for his creepy interspecies hybridisation experiments. He worked on creating a human-ape hybrid by inseminating female chimpanzees with human sperm. None were successful.
Body Count- Red Frankenstein: Turkey Baste Terror
Grigori Rasputin was a self-proclaimed holy man. He was close to the last Czarina of Russia and helped her sons haemophilia. Rumoured to have slept with his followers, he had multiple assassination attempts on his life.
Body Count- Rasputin: Historical Forensic Files
The Flying Tiger Squadron
American volunteer group of pilots who fought the Japanese on behalf of China in China WW2 from 1941 to 1942. Flew Curtis P-40B Warhawks. Lost 14 pilots while destroying 269 aircraft in combat. Won many Chinese medals.
China History Podcast, E152
Battle of Hattin
Battle of 3rd Crusade. Majority of Christian forces were killed or captured, allowing Muslim forces to gain power in the Holy Land. Crusaders we’re deprived of water & demoralised through Saladin’s tactics & surrendered
Age of Conquest
Hong Kong Handover
Midnight ceremony marking the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong to China. Hong Kong had been a British colony for 156 years. Dino-British Joint Declaration would go into effect that day, preserving Hong Kong autonomy.
China History Podcast, E110
TWA Flight 800
Flight that exploded 12 minutes after takeoff because of electrical issues in a fuel tank. Some witnesses say they saw an explosion, inspiring theories that it was intentionally brought down. No survivors with 230 dead.
Beloved children’s author who gave the world Peter Rabbit. Grew up in a wealthy family with a large menagerie that inspired her stories. Wrote stories for governess’s children. Self-published first books. Lived on a farm
History Chicks, E106
Expert on etiquette, novelist, journalist, and decorator. Wrote her guide to manners, Etiquette, in 1922. Name is synonymous with good manners. Wrote an advice column. Has influenced how generations of people behave.
History Chicks, E91
Invasion of Channel Islands
German attack on Channel Islands. 34 civilians killed in initial attack on demilitarised islands. Only part of the British Isles under German control in WW2. No resistance to invasion by islanders. Held for 5 years.
Curiosity of a Child, E17
Captain James Hind
Apprenticed as a butcher, James Hind ran away to London to find his fortune. He ended up with the dubious accolade of ‘notorious highwayman’ and the subject of a forthcoming episode of Loremen Podcast
Loremen | S03 Ep68
The Purple Heart Battalion
442nd Infantry Regiment of US Army. Only 2nd generation Japanese soldiers. Fought in Europe during WW2 despite Japanese internment in US. Most decorated unit in US military history. 18000 awards, 4000 Purple Hearts.
House of History
UFOs seen over Arizona, Nevada, & Sonora over a 3 hour period & 300 miles. Thousands of people reported seeing lights. Most saw V-shape formation & stationary lights. Air Force claimed it was flares. Still unexplained
When political groups manipulate the boundaries of electoral districts in order to ensure victory. Basically picking your voters so you know you will win. Common in USA where redistricting happens every 10 years.