Browsing: July 30

A Brief History On July 30, 1864, Union forces exploded 8,000 pounds of black powder in a tunnel underneath Confederate trenches at Petersburg, Virginia, creating a crater 170 feet long and 120 feet wide, and 30 feet deep.  The unorganized rush of Union troops into the crater resulted in Union failure, with Federal troops suffering well over double the casualties inflicted on the Confederate troops.  The Battle of the Crater as this action was called is an example of an unconventional military idea that did not work.  Back on May 15, 2014 History and Headlines featured a list of 10 Weapons and Weapons…

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A Brief History On July 30, 1975, Teamsters leader James R. Hoffa was last seen outside a suburban Detroit restaurant.  He has not been seen since, and as of July 30, 1982 has been presumed dead.  Ever since, speculation about what happened to the fiery 62 year old union leader has run wild.  Digging Deeper Rumors about who killed him and why have abounded, as have a plethora of places his body is alleged to have been hidden or disposed of.  Is he buried under the Giants stadium at the Meadowlands?  Or under tons of concrete at a Detroit building…

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