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Ian Brady, a serial killer UK of five children whose role in the 1960s "Moors Murders" made him one of Britain's most reviled criminals, died on Monday. He was 79. Health officials said serial killer UK Brady died at a high-security psychiatric hospital in northwestern England. No cause of death was immediately given. At a court hearing in...

Soviet girl, Roza Georgiyevna Shanina was born in the village of Yedma, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia to longer Georgiy Mikhailovich Shanin and milkmaid Anna Alexeyevna Shanina. After completing elementary school in Yedma, soviet girl Shanina studied at a middle school at the nearby village of Bereznik. In 1938, she walked 200 kilometers (120 miles) to the city of Arkhangelsk,...

Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen (October 10, 1861-May 13, 1930) was born at Store Frøen, near Oslo. His father, a prosperous lawyer, was a religious man with a clear conception of personal duty and moral principle; his mother was a strong-minded, athletic woman who introduced her children to outdoor life and encouraged them to develop physical skills. And...

Noor Inayat Khan was a wartime British secret agent who was the first female radio operator sent into Nazi-occupied France by the Special Operations Executive (SOE). Unfortunately, she was arrested and eventually executed by the Gestapo. Noor Inayat Khan was born on New Year's Day 1914 in Moscow. She was the first child of Hazrat Inayat Khan...

You don't really think of Vietnam as being a tank warfare kind of affair. Sure, there were plenty of intense, groin-crushing battles fought during the vicious multi-year slugfest through the jungles of Southeast Asia. But most of these showdowns were the ambush / search-and-destroy sort of events, with infantrymen slogging through armpit-deep mud, fighting off ambushes...

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