Browsing: September 10

A Brief History On September 10, 1898, Empress Elisabeth of Austria was stabbed in the chest by assassin Luigi Lucheni.  Just as men have been targeted over the years, women have also found themselves at the receiving end of an assassin’s bullet, sword or poison.  Here 10 women are listed who were famous or powerful enough that someone wanted to get rid of them for political reasons or personal convictions.  Who would you add to the list? Digging Deeper 10. Diana, Princess of Wales, 1997. Killed in a car wreck while supposedly trying to shake off paparazzi, rumors and conspiracy theories that Diana and her boyfriend (Dodi…

A Brief History On September 10, 1939, with its torpedoing of the its own submarine, the HMS Oxley, the British Royal Navy proved quite early in World War II that there is such as thing as “friendly fire.”  Digging Deeper In the military they play around with the words and say that “there is no such thing as friendly fire,” meaning that no fire is friendly, however, the true definition of “friendly fire” is the unintentional harming of one’s own troops or allied troops, basically one’s “friends.”  Bullets, rockets, bombs and torpedoes will kill your own people just as fast as they will kill the enemy, and sometimes faster.  As William…