cold war

  1. Cosmos

    Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

    For the first time in its 177-year history, a United States Civil Court had decreed and followed through on the execution of two Americans on the charges of espionage. On June 19, 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed at Sing Sing Correctional Facility after being convicted of selling...
  2. Prophetess

    Did Aliens Prevent Nuclear War?

    Former NASA astronaut, Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon, has made a startling claim that peace-loving extraterrestrials prevented nuclear war between the United States and the former Soviet Union during the Cold War. He said that there were a number of reports of UFO sightings...
  3. The Archetype

    The Pentagon Papers

    On June 13, 1971, parts of a secret Pentagon report were published in The New York Times. The published reports called the Vietnam War's validity into question at the time. Forty years later, in 2011, the Pentagon Papers were declassified and released in full. At the time, efforts were made to...
  4. Anomaly

    Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy

    On June 5, 1968, Democratic Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, younger brother of John F. Kennedy, was shot after a campaign rally held in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. The assassin, Sirhan Sirhan, was arrested but was later unable to recall the events of the murder. The case...
  5. Cosmos

    Assassination Attempt on Pope John Paul II

    On May 13, 1981, an assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II was made by Mehmet Ali Ağca in St. Peter's Square, Vatican City. The Pope was rushed to the Agostino Gemelli University Polyclinic to undergo emergency surgery and survived. Pope John Paul II was elected Pope following the death of...
  6. A Measure of Wheat

    J. Edgar Hoover's FBI

    On May 10, 1945, J. Edgar Hoover, who was instrumental in the founding of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, was appointed as its first director. Hoover remained the FBI's director until his death in 1972. Later in life and after his death, Hoover became a controversial figure as...
  7. Prophetess

    Project MKUltra

    The CIA, under the direction of Allen Dulles, launched its highly controversial mind-control program, Project MK Ultra, on April 13, 1953. The secretive program began after it was discovered that information about the infamous human experiments of Dr. Josef Mengele and other Nazi scientists had...