Myanmar repatriates remains of suspected WWII US airmen

The remains of suspected American airmen killed in Myanmar during World War II are repatriated to the United States in the first-ever ceremony of its kind in the Southeast Asian nation.

Myanmar repatriates remains of suspected WWII US airmen

The remains of suspected American airmen killed in Myanmar during World War II are repatriated to the United States in the first-ever ceremony of its kind in the Southeast Asian nation. IMAGES

Vandals damage memorial stone at Strasbourg’s Old Synagogue

A memorial stone marking the site of Strasbourg’s Old Synagogue, which was destroyed by the Nazis in World War II, is damaged once more after it was knocked down from its plinth vandals overnight. France is currently grappling with a surge in anti-Semitic violence and hate speech. IMAGES

Today in History for February 24th

Highlights of this day in history: President Andrew Johnson impeached; The Nazi Party holds its first major meeting; Manila liberated during World War II; Britain’s Prince Charles, Lady Diana Spencer engaged; Lauryn Hill’s Grammy feat. (Feb. 24)

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Fly-by honors WWII airmen who died saving kids

Air Force planes roared over Sheffield to honor 10 American airmen who sacrificed their lives to save British children playing in a park beneath their crippled bomber during World War II. One of those children, now 82, still feels guilt. (Feb. 22)

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Sunken WWII U.S. carrier discovered in Pacific

At a depth of nearly 17,500 feet, a research vessel funded by the late Seattle billionaire Paul Allen has discovered the wreckage of an American aircraft carrier sunk in the South Pacific during World War II. (Feb. 14)

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Today in History for February 13th

Highlights of this day in history: Bruno Richard Hauptmann convicted in the Lindbergh baby kidnap-murder; The World War II bombing of Dresden begins; Konstantin Chernenko becomes Soviet leader; Peter Gabriel born; Waylon Jennings dies. (Feb. 13)

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Today in History for February 11th

Highlights of this day in history: South Africa frees Nelson Mandela; Allied leaders in the last months of World War II sign the Yalta accords; Ayatollah Khomeini’s followers seize power in Iran; inventor Thomas Edison born. (Feb. 11)

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Today in History for February 4th

(4 Feb 2019) Highlights of this day in history: World War II’s Yalta Conference; O.J. Simpson found liable for the murders of his ex-wife and her friend; Patty Hearst kidnapped; the Massachusetts gay marriage ruling; aviator Charles Lindbergh born. (Feb. 4)

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Today in History for January 31st

(31 Jan 2019) Highlights of Today in History: US launches first satellite into orbit; Libyan intelligence officer convicted of Pan Am 103 bombing; US Soldier executed for desertion during World War II; Norman Mailer born; Franz Schubert born. (Jan. 31)

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