The weapon’s primary significance dates back to May 10, 1865, when Davis was captured by U.S. Cavalry troops in Irwin County, Georgia.
The Civil War Is in His DNA: Meet the New Head of the Brandy Station Foundation
An interview with Howard Lambert.
Gerard Butler’s ‘Kandahar’ Requires Degree in International Relations
“Kandahar” hits theaters on May 26.
That One Time A US Helo Crew Dropped Greased Pigs Onto A Flight Deck
Let’s drop greased pigs onto an aircraft carrier, said this chopper crew. It’ll be fun, they said.
This Pineapple Magnate Sponsored an Air Race to Hawaii. It Did Not Go Well.
In 1927, newspaper reporters convinced James Dole that an air contest would result in a publicity bonanza for his product. By the time it was over, a dozen people were dead.
How the Debt Ceiling Went From Boring Economics to Apocalyptic Politics
A brief history of the debt ceiling to provide some context to the current political battle waging in the capital city.
Meet the Soviet Pilot Who Lost Both His Legs But Continued to Fly
The film “The Pilot”
is inspired by Aleksey Petrovich Maresyev.
From Embezzling Millions to Milking Cows, the Rise and Fall of a Wall Street Swindler
Richard Whitney was nicknamed the “White Knight” before his swift downfall.
This A-10 Pilot Recalls Her Close Call Above Baghdad
“I was hit.”
After Their Famous Mission, the “Dambusters” Continued to Strike the Toughest Targets
Following their famous May 1943 mission, the Dambusters went on to drop 6- and 10-ton “Earthquake Bombs”