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Francisco Pizarro: Spanish Conquistador - Fast Facts

Francisco Pizarro: Spanish Conquistador - Fast Facts

Spanish conquistador and eventual Governor of Peru Francisco Pizarro acquired wealth through kidnapping, ransom, and murder. Find out more about his violent...

Did Peron shelter Nazis after WWII?

Did Peron shelter Nazis after WWII?

After WWII, many Nazis sought and found refuge in Argentina. The proportion to which that happened certainly couldn't be carried out without some level of complicity from the Argentine establishmen…

George W. Bush on Iraqs Weapons of Mass Destruction

George W. Bush on Iraqs Weapons of Mass Destruction

At a White House ceremony on October 16, 2002, President George W. Bush signs the resolution passed by Congress the previous week to authorize the use of force if Iraq fails to comply with new weapons inspections.

Berlin Crisis

Berlin Crisis

The term Berlin Crisis is applied primarily to the events of 1961, but the status of the former Berlin national capital became a perpetual source of conflict among the wartime allies when control of the city was divided into four sections of militray control while the countryside surrounding the city all became part of the Soviet sphere.

Battle of Horseshoe Bend, 27 March 1814 (U.S.A.)

Battle of Horseshoe Bend, 27 March 1814 (U.S.A.)

Battle of Horseshoe Bend, 27 March 1814 (U.S.A.) Battle that marked the defeat of the Creek Indians in the Creek War. Andrew Jackson, at this point a commander of Militia, had raised a force of 2,000 men, with a small number of regular troops to complement the volunteers, while the Creek had 900 men.

Lookout Mountain

Lookout Mountain

Lookout MountainPhotograph probably taken in 1864, showing a military train at Chattanooga, with Lookout Mountain in the background, showing the steep northern slopes.