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Article: Inventors who Killed Themselves with their Inventions


The link below is to an interesting article that looks at inventors who were killed by their own inventions.

For more visit:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/48723/6-inventors-killed-their-own-inventions

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Article: Death By Tooth


The link below is to an article covering the story of the death of Sigurd Eysteinsson in Scottish history. He was basically killed by a tooth.

For more visit:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/94686


Article: WWII – Japanese Bomb Killed Six in Oregon


The link below is to an article that looks at the novel way the Japanese bombed the US during World War II.

For more visit:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/124681


Today in History: 25 May 1982


Falkland Islands: Falklands War – HMS Coventry is Sunk

On this day in 1982, during the Falklands War, the HMS Coventry was sunk by Argentine Air Force A-4 Skyhawk aircarft.

The HMS Coventry was a Type 42 (Sheffield Class) Destroyer in the Royal Navy, commissioned on the 10th November 1978. The Argentine bombing raid resulted in the loss of the Coventry, with 19 of her crew killed and 30 injured. The ship capsized before sinking not longer after.

For more visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Coventry_(D118)


Today in History: 14 May 1943


Australia: Queensland – The AHS Centaur is Sunk by a Japanese Submarine

On this day in 1943 off the Queensland coast (Australia), the AHS Centaur is torpedoed by a Japanese submarine and sunk. The Centaur was a hospital ship, with 268 of the 332 people on board killed as a result of the attack. The submarine responsible for the attack was the I-177.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AHS_Centaur


Today in History: 13 May 2005


Uzbekistan: The Andijan Massacre

On this day in 2005, the Andijan Massacre occured in Uzbekistan when Uzbek Interior Ministry and National Security Service personnel fired into protesters in Andijan. The death toll could have been anything between 187 and 1500 people killed.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_2005_unrest_in_Uzbekistan


Today In History: 06 May 1937


The Hindenburg Zeppelin Disaster at Lakehurst, New Jersey, USA

On this day in 1937, the German zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg is destroyed while trying to land at Lakehurst in New Jersey, USA. 36 people are killed in the disaster.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindenburg_disaster


Today in History: 28 April 1996


Australia: Tasmania – Martin Bryant

On this day in 1996, Australia was stunned when Martin Bryant killed 35 people and injured 21 others in Port Arthur, Tasmania.

For more visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Arthur_massacre_(Australia)


Today in History: 21 April 1918


The Red Baron is Shot Down and Killed

ABOVE: The Red Baron

 

On this day in 1918, Manfred von Richthofen (The Red Baron), was shot down and killed over Vaux-sur-Somme, France.

 

For more visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manfred_von_Richthofen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Red_Baron

Book:
The Red Knight of Germany: The Story of Baron von Richthofen, Germany’s Great War Bird, by Floyd Phillips Gibbons


Today in History: 08 April 1985


India Sues Union Carbide

On this day in 1985, India filed a suit against Union Carbide for the Bhopal Disaster that killed some 2000 plus people and injured 550 000 more. The suit was settled in 1989 for 470 million dollars US – the Indian government had sought 3.3 million dollars US.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhopal_disaster


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