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Francisco Pizarro Gonzalez

The Spanish Conquistador who lead the conquest of the Inca Empire. Needless to say, some of his actions were not very nice.

37 MINJUN 19
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Francisco Pizarro Gonzalez

The Schaffer Affair

That time when a local Hawaiian Chieftain convinced a German physician that they could overthrow the then King of Hawaii (Kamahameha the First) and establish a Russian colony there. It would make a great documentary or movie plot, hope that someone does it in the future. I don't think there are many Hawaiian films out there so there's an opportunity. Picture: Fort Elizabeth (Russian fort on Kauai)

19 MINJUN 18
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The Schaffer Affair

The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

That time when the French secret service kind of messed up a secret operation. The Rainbow Warrior was a Greenpeace ship doing Greenpeace stuff. To be honest, kind of weird to name a ship Rainbow Warrior but that happened.

20 MINJUN 17
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The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

Boutros Boutros Ghali, Kofi Annan

The 6th and 7th Secretaries-General of the United Nations. It was a rather long read.

47 MINJUN 14
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Boutros Boutros Ghali, Kofi Annan

Kurt Waldheim, Javier Perez de Cuellar

The 4th and 5th United Nations Secretary-General.

21 MINJUN 13
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Kurt Waldheim, Javier Perez de Cuellar

U Thant

The third Secretary-General of the United Nations and the first non-european to hold such a position. He was an excellent and extremely humble diplomat where he probably averted a World War3 by helping diffuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.

26 MINJUN 7
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U Thant

Trygve Lie, Dag Hammarskjold

The story of the first and second Secretaries-General of the United Nations. The two Scandinavians contributed much to the United Nations in its uneasy early years.

28 MINMAR 29
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Trygve Lie, Dag Hammarskjold

Pillow

I read about the pillow. Its history, use and cultural significance. The article is one of the more unusual ones I have come across, who writes so much about pillows??

15 MIN2018 NOV 26
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Pillow

Mikhail Tal

World Chess Champion 1960-1961. Known as the "Magician from Riga", Latvian Mikhail Tal's games are forever in the list of Brilliancies. He also holds the record (as of October 2018) for the longest unbeaten streak in competitive chess history.

20 MIN2018 NOV 2
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Mikhail Tal

Tigran Petrosian

World Chess Champion of 1963-1969, from sweeping streets to sweeping opponent's chess pieces off the board. The Armenian "Iron Tigran" certainly left his legacy upon chess history.

19 MIN2018 NOV 2
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Tigran Petrosian

Latest Episodes

Francisco Pizarro Gonzalez

The Spanish Conquistador who lead the conquest of the Inca Empire. Needless to say, some of his actions were not very nice.

37 MINJUN 19
Comments
Francisco Pizarro Gonzalez

The Schaffer Affair

That time when a local Hawaiian Chieftain convinced a German physician that they could overthrow the then King of Hawaii (Kamahameha the First) and establish a Russian colony there. It would make a great documentary or movie plot, hope that someone does it in the future. I don't think there are many Hawaiian films out there so there's an opportunity. Picture: Fort Elizabeth (Russian fort on Kauai)

19 MINJUN 18
Comments
The Schaffer Affair

The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

That time when the French secret service kind of messed up a secret operation. The Rainbow Warrior was a Greenpeace ship doing Greenpeace stuff. To be honest, kind of weird to name a ship Rainbow Warrior but that happened.

20 MINJUN 17
Comments
The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

Boutros Boutros Ghali, Kofi Annan

The 6th and 7th Secretaries-General of the United Nations. It was a rather long read.

47 MINJUN 14
Comments
Boutros Boutros Ghali, Kofi Annan

Kurt Waldheim, Javier Perez de Cuellar

The 4th and 5th United Nations Secretary-General.

21 MINJUN 13
Comments
Kurt Waldheim, Javier Perez de Cuellar

U Thant

The third Secretary-General of the United Nations and the first non-european to hold such a position. He was an excellent and extremely humble diplomat where he probably averted a World War3 by helping diffuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.

26 MINJUN 7
Comments
U Thant

Trygve Lie, Dag Hammarskjold

The story of the first and second Secretaries-General of the United Nations. The two Scandinavians contributed much to the United Nations in its uneasy early years.

28 MINMAR 29
Comments
Trygve Lie, Dag Hammarskjold

Pillow

I read about the pillow. Its history, use and cultural significance. The article is one of the more unusual ones I have come across, who writes so much about pillows??

15 MIN2018 NOV 26
Comments
Pillow

Mikhail Tal

World Chess Champion 1960-1961. Known as the "Magician from Riga", Latvian Mikhail Tal's games are forever in the list of Brilliancies. He also holds the record (as of October 2018) for the longest unbeaten streak in competitive chess history.

20 MIN2018 NOV 2
Comments
Mikhail Tal

Tigran Petrosian

World Chess Champion of 1963-1969, from sweeping streets to sweeping opponent's chess pieces off the board. The Armenian "Iron Tigran" certainly left his legacy upon chess history.

19 MIN2018 NOV 2
Comments
Tigran Petrosian

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