Today in History for August 2nd

Highlights of this day in history: The Tonkin Gulf incident sparks U.S. escalation of the Vietnam War; Saddam Hussein’s Iraq invades Kuwait; JFK’s PT-109 boat sunk; President Warren G. Harding dies; ‘Wild Bill’ Hickok killed in Deadwood. (Aug. 2)

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Today in History for July 22nd

Highlights of this day in history: Wiley Post completes first solo flight around the world; Robber John Dillinger shot dead; Saddam Hussein’s sons killed in Iraq; The September 11th Commission releases its report; Birth of the Frisbee. (July 22)

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Today in History for April 28th

Highlights of this day in history: Italy’s dictator Benito Mussolini killed; Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein born; Muhammad Ali refuses military induction during the Vietnam War; The first space tourist; ‘Tonight Show’ host Jay Leno born. (April 28)

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Today in History for April 9th

Highlights of this day in history: American Civil War effectively ends; Iraq celebrates collapse of Saddam Hussein’s regime;NASA announces first seven astronauts dubbed the Mercury Seven; Marian Anderson performs at the Lincoln Memorial; Prince Charles marries Camilla Parker Bowles. (April 9)

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Exclusive: Saddam Hussein’s granddaughter speaks to RT (PROMO)

People have misconceptions of what happened in Iraq, former Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein’s granddaughter, Hareer Hussein Kamel, told RT. She hopes her new book will set the record straight on of her family.

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US wants extradition of Chilean businessman who sold arms to Iraq in 1980s with its consent

US authorities have issued an official extradition request for an affluent Chilean businessman, over his part in weapons sales to Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq over three decades ago. Though, back then Washington didn’t regard the entrepreneurs’ activities as criminal.

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Today in History for March 17th

Highlights of Today in History: St. Patrick dies; President George W. Bush gives Saddam Hussein 48 hour ultimatum; Franklin D. Roosevelt gets married; Baseball players including Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa testify to congress about steroid use. (March 17)

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Today in History for December 13th

(13 Dec 2018) U.S. forces capture Iraq’s ousted dictator Saddam Hussein; Authorities in communist Poland impose martial law; Union forces suffer defeat at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia; Actor Dick Van Dyke is born. (Dec. 13)

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Iraqi resort a macabre emblem of war and state decay

In the 1980s, Iraq’s Lake Habbaniyah was a tourist hotspot, popular with wealthy newlyweds and so luxurious it was even a haunt of dictator Saddam Hussein and his fearsome entourage. But like much of Iraq, this oasis — located between Fallujah and Ramadi — has fallen into disrepair since the US-led military coalition toppled Saddam 15 years ago.