Saturday, September 14, 2013
History Intrigue for September
By Rick Morris
Welcome to our 12th version of this new feature in The FDH Lounge, entitled History Intrigue. We’re going to be flagging interesting-looking tidbits of a historical level. While part of this is just going to come from general web surfing, many links each time are courtesy of Real Clear History, which does a great job aggregating for this topic just like all the others in the Real Clear brand.
We always work to be class acts in our own aggregation, so we’ll always give a mention of the site involved in the link.
^ From the History Channel, William McKinley is underrated in American history for the amount of change that he instituted.
^ From Command Posts, Mossad figured out enough information about the 9/11 attacks ahead of time and tried to warn the US.
^ From the New American, remaining unanswered questions about the shootdown of KAL Flight 007 over South Korea in 1983.
^ From Der Spiegel, the incredible tale of how West Germany tried to purchase unification with East Germany – 50 years ago.
^ From Sports Illustrated, how the US Men’s Basketball team was robbed out of the gold medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics.