The Day Malcolm X Died; Shot 4 Times at New York Rally

Malcolm X was murdered as he addressed his own organization on the edge of Harlem. He was 39 years old. The date was February 21, 1965.   “Malcolm is a man who would give his life for you,” said one of his followers, introducing him to a weekly meeting of the Organization for Afro-American Unity…

The Incredible War Pigeons of WWI That Saved American Lives.

World War I was one of the first great wars during the industrial revolution. From the introduction of airplanes to the use of tanks and railway guns on the battlefield, soldiers had to contend not only with each other but with the productions of the factory floor. Even the recent invention of the telephone made…

5 Presidents Who Hid Their Health Issues

Donald J. Trump’s presidential physical has many in the nation abuzz about whether all was revealed about our current President’s health. The White House doctor described him as being in great health, but outside experts have questioned that assessment given how high the President’s recorded cholesterol level is. Trump wouldn’t be the first president striving to portray…

When Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, in tears, stormed out of the U.N. Security Council

The Security Council met in a designated chamber in the United Nations Conference Building in New York City, U.S. on December 15, 1971, to discuss the war between India and Pakistan. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, Zulfikar All Bhutto, his face streaked with tears, walked out of the Security Council after accusing it of “legalizing aggression.” Outside the chamber, he said: “I hate this…

Yeltsin, Putin and the Unholy Alliance with Oligarchy

Boris Yeltsin was re-elected on July 3, 1996. To secure his victory and ward off a Communist Party comeback, he formed an unholy alliance with the oligarchy, setting the stage for today’s regime in Russia. Boris Yeltsin (right in photo) was re-elected with 53.8 percent of the vote – 13 points ahead of his opponent, Gennady…

When the Soviet Union Paid Pepsi in Warships

The company had a long, strange relationship with the U.S.S.R. On April 9, 1990, American newspapers reported on an unusual deal. Pepsi had come to a three billion dollar agreement with the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union had long traded Stolichnaya vodka in return for Pepsi concentrate. But this time, Pepsi got 10 Soviet ships. This…

Jimmy Page on his career, Led Zeppelin and how he changed music

Watch this 50-minute interview with Jimmy Page where he goes into his early days, why he founded Led Zeppelin, how he came up with the band’s name and his plans for Led Zeppelin’s fiftieth anniversary. “Let’s be perfectly honest about this. When I formed Led Zeppelin, I formed it with the idea and ethos that…