Former U.S. Senator And Hollywood Actor Fred Thompson Dies At 73
Thompson, also an attorney, carved out a second career as a well-regarded Hollywood actor. Thompson, 73, died on Sunday from after a recurrence of lymphoma, according to a statement issued by his fami...
Sverdlovsk anthrax leak
The Sverdlovsk anthrax leak was an incident in which spores of anthrax were accidentally released from a military facility in the city of Sverdlovsk (formerly, and now again, Yekaterinburg) 1450 ...
The Nixon Interviews
The Nixon Interviews were a series of interviews of former U.S. President Richard Nixon conducted by British journalist David Frost, and produced by John Birt. They were recorded and broadcast on tele...
Nedelin catastrophe
The Nedelin catastrophe or Nedelin disaster was a launch pad accident that occurred on 24 October 1960 at Baikonur test range (of which Baikonur Cosmodrome is a part), during the development of the So...
Nedelin catastrophe - Wikipedia
United Airlines Flight 553
United Airlines Flight 553 was a Boeing 737-222 that crashed on approach to Chicago Midway International Airport at 2:28 p.m. CST, on December 8, 1972. After the crew was told to go around and ab...
United Airlines Flight 553 - Wikipedia
Former U.S. Senator And Hollywood Actor Fred Thompson Dies At 73
Thompson, also an attorney, carved out a second career as a well-regarded Hollywood actor. Thompson, 73, died on Sunday from after a recurrence of lymphoma, according to a statement issued by his fami...
American Boychoir School
The American Boychoir School is a music boarding school and day school located in Plainsboro, New Jersey. It is one of only two boychoir boarding schools in the United States, the other being Saint Th...
Sexual abuse scandal in the English Benedictine Congregation
The sexual abuse scandal in the English Benedictine Congregation was a significant episode in the series of Catholic sex abuse cases in the United Kingdom.
In April 2006 civil damages were awarded...
Operation Gemstone
In the context of the Watergate scandal, Operation Gemstone refers to a series of clandestine or illegal acts, first proposed by G. Gordon Liddy in two separate meetings with three other individuals: ...
Operation Gemstone - Wikipedia
Casa Pia child sexual abuse scandal
The Casa Pia child sexual abuse scandal was a case of child sexual abuses involving a number of children and employees at Casa Pia, a Portuguese state-run institution for the education and support of...
2005 CIA interrogation tapes destruction
The CIA interrogation tapes destruction occurred on November 9, 2005. The videotapes were made by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) during interrogations of Al-Qaeda suspects Abu Zub...
Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre
Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre is an immigration detention centre at Milton Ernest in Bedfordshire, England. It opened on 19 November 2001 and was built to hold up to 900 people making it the ...
Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre - Wikipedia
Pollution of Lake Karachay
Lake Karachay, located in the southern Ural Mountains in eastern Russia, was a dumping ground for the Soviet Union's nuclear weapon facilities. It was also affected by a string of accidents and disast...
Kincora Boys' Home
The Kincora Boys' Home was a boys' home in Belfast, Northern Ireland that was the scene of serious organised child sexual abuse, causing a scandal and attempted cover-up in 1980, with credible allegat...
Japanese battleship Mutsu
Mutsu (陸奥), named after Mutsu Province, was a dreadnought battleship built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) at the end of World War I. She was the second ship of the Nagato class. In 1923...
Japanese battleship Mutsu - Wikipedia
Responsiveness Program
The Responsiveness Program, established in 1972 during the first presidency of Richard M. Nixon, was a broad strategy to politicize the executive branch and use the power and resources of incumbency t...
Stennis Compromise
The Stennis Compromise was a legal maneuver attempted by U.S. President Richard Nixon on October 19, 1973 during the Watergate scandal.The Compromise was offered by Nixon to Archibald Cox, the special...
Kyshtym disaster
The Kyshtym disaster was a radiological contamination accident that occurred on 29 September 1957 at Mayak, a plutonium production site for nuclear weapons and nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in the S...
Kyshtym disaster - Wikipedia
Jehovah's Witnesses' handling of child sex abuse
As with other religious organizations, Jehovah's Witnesses have been obliged in recent years to develop child protection policies to deal with cases of child sexual abuse in their congregations. Jehov...