Olympic Collision

Mary Decker, Zola Budd and “The Fall” re-visited.

Olympic Collision Author Kyle Keiderling on the story of Mary Decker and Zola Budd. Read More


Will Big League Baseball Survive?

Lincoln A. Mitchell on the past, present and future of big league baseball.

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Braxton Bragg

Braxton Bragg

Earl J. Hess on the most hated man of the Confederacy.

Braxton Bragg was “a complex and important individual who deserves much more from students and historians than to be made the butt of unfounded ridicule.” Read More

The Sinking of the Daniel J. Morrell

The Sinking of the Daniel J. Morrell

Michael Schumacher, author of “Torn in Two,” on the 1966 sinking of the six-hundred-foot Morrell, which broke in half during a storm on Lake Huron.

On November 29, 1966, the Daniel J. Morrell split in two during a late autumn storm on Lake Huron. Dennis Hale, a 26-year-old watchman, was the sole survivor—rescued after spending thirty-eight hours on a life raft in subfreezing weather. Read More

This Day in Failure

February 20th

2003: A fire breaks out during a Great White performance at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island, after the band’s pyrotechnic display ignites the building’s flammable soundproofing foam. One hundred people die—including Great White guitarist Ty Longley—and more than 200 are injured.

1938: British foreign minister Anthony Eden resigns as...

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