On this day…in 2005

On the morning of July 7, 2005, bombs are detonated in three crowded London Underground stations and one bus during the peak of the city’s rush hour. The synchronized suicide bombings, which were thought to be the work of al-Qaida, killed 56 people including the bombers and injured another 700. It was the largest attack … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1964

On this day, Stanley Kubrick released his black comic masterpiece, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb opens in theaters to both critical and popular acclaim. The movie’s popularity was evidence of changing attitudes toward atomic weapons and the concept of nuclear deterrence. The movie focused on the actions … [Read the full story]

Mark Thompson to coach Essendon

Mark Thompson will coach Essendon in 2014, while James Hird serves his 12-month suspension for his role in the Bombers’ supplements scandal. Thompson, , will coach the club on an interim basis for only one year before Hird returns to the position. Hird’s suspension expires prior to next year’s final series, but Thompson will remain … [Read the full story]

Idiot official puts more stress on Korean tension

A South Korean official ramped up tensions with the North when he suggested crackpot Kim Jong-un was preparing a fresh nuclear test. Fears grew that the rogue state was about to carry out a test on Wednesday…the same day it had warned it could not guarantee the safety of foreign diplomats in the country. The … [Read the full story]