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1993

World Trade Centre bombed

At 12:18 p.m. on this day in 1993, a terrorist bomb explodes in a parking garage of the World Trade Centre in New York City, leaving a crater 60 feet wide and causing the collapse of several steel-reinforced concrete floors in the vicinity of the blast. Although the terrorist bomb failed to critically damage the main structure of the skyscrapers, six people were killed and more than 1,000 were ... Read more >

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1935

Hitler organizes Luftwaffe

On February 26, 1935, Nazi Germany's ultra-modern air force--the Luftwaffe--is secretly organized under the direction of Hermann Goering. The Versailles Treaty prohibited military aviation in Germany, but the civilian airline Lufthansa allowed flight training for the men who later became Luftwaffe pilots. After seizing power in 1933, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler began to secretly develop his milita... Read more >

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1965

First South Korean troops arrive

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1990

Sandinistas are defeated in Nicaraguan elections

A year after agreeing to free elections, Nicaragua's leftist Sandinista government loses at the polls. The elections brought an end to more than a decade of U.S. efforts to unseat the Sandinista government. The Sandinistas came to power when they overthrew long-time dictator Anastacio Somoza in 1979. From the outset, U.S. officials opposed the new regime, claiming that it was Marxist in its ori... Read more >