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Bryan R. Swopes
Bryan R. Swopes
History Hour: Malabar Princess crash that inspired The Mountain
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History Hour: Malabar Princess crash that inspired The Mountain

On November 3, 1950, Air India Flight 245 crashed on the west side of Mont Blanc, killing all 48 people on board.&n...

History Hour Horror: Tragic life of Laika, the first dog in space
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History Hour Horror: Tragic life of Laika, the first dog in space

On November 3 1957, Laika, a 3-year-old female dog, died in Earth orbit, confined in a small capsule named&nbs...

History hour: The final flight of British Airways Concorde
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History hour: The final flight of British Airways Concorde

The iconic British Airways Concorde made its final commercial flight on October 24, 2003....

History hour: World’s oldest airline turns 99
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History hour: World’s oldest airline turns 99

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, operating under the name KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, was founded on October 7, 1919,...

History Hour: crash of B-727 leaves destruction in San Diego
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History Hour: crash of B-727 leaves destruction in San Diego

On September 25, 1978, the worst aircraft accident in California history occurred when a Boeing 727-214 a...

History hour: Tragic last flight of the first Avro Vulcan
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History hour: Tragic last flight of the first Avro Vulcan

On September 20, 1958 the first prototype Avro Vulcan strategic bomber diverted to make a scheduled fly-past f...