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1941

British Navy sinks the Bismarck

On 27 May 1941, the British navy sinks the German battleship Bismarck in the North Atlantic near France. The German death toll was more than 2,000. On 14 February 1939, the 823-foot Bismarck was launched at Hamburg. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler hoped that the state-of-art battleship would herald the rebirth of the German surface battle fleet. However, after the outbreak of war, Britain closely guar... Read more >

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2014

Google announces new driverless car

Ways To Scare Pensioners #432

On this day in 2014, some mom and pop organisation called Google (or something like that) announced its latest version of the driverless car. Now I know what you’re thinking ‘Pah, driverless cars, whatever loser’. But this latest iteration of the non-motorist vehicle had a big difference. No steering wheel, no pedals, no clutch. Just a... Read more >