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1945

US aircraft lost in Bermuda Triangle

At 2:10 p.m., five U.S. Navy Avenger torpedo-bombers comprising Flight 19 take off from the Ft. Lauderdale Naval Air Station in Florida on a routine three-hour training mission. Flight 19 was scheduled to take them due east for 120 miles, north for 73 miles, and then back over a final 120-mile leg that would return them to the naval base. They never returned.Two hours after the flight began, th... Read more >

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1958

Subscriber Trunk Dialling Begins

Once upon a time, making a telephone call was a long, complicated, drawn out affair. One would get dressed up in your finest evening jacket, put the children to bed, draw the curtains, pour a stiff drink and then lift the receiver and inform the operator (a real human being) that you wished to speak to someone else who had some sort of telephonic device. The operator would then connect you, whi... Read more >