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What Started World War I

What Started World War I

Daven Hiskey December 10, 2010 25

Today I found out what started World War I. The commonly held notion that it was started out of outrage over the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie at

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Sullivan Ballou’s Letter

Sullivan Ballou’s Letter

Daven Hiskey July 21, 2010 9

Today I found out about Sullivan Ballou’s letter to his wife written just a few days before the first major land battle of the American Civil War, the First Battle of Bull Run, fought

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A Japanese Soldier Who Continued Fighting WWII 29 Years After the Japanese Surrendered, Because He Didn’t Know

A Japanese Soldier Who Continued Fighting WWII 29 Years After the Japanese Surrendered, Because He Didn’t Know

Daven Hiskey February 9, 2010 153

Today I found out about a Japanese soldier who continued fighting World War II a full 29 years after the Japanese surrendered, because he didn’t know the war was over. Hiroo Onoda is a

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Simo Häyhä, “White Death”, Sniped Over 542 Soviet Soldiers in WWII

Simo Häyhä, “White Death”, Sniped Over 542 Soviet Soldiers in WWII

Daven Hiskey January 29, 2010 15

Today I found out Simo Häyhä, arguably the greatest sniper to ever live, sniped over 542 invading Soviet soldiers in World War II using nothing but a bolt action rifle that had no scope. 

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