Not In Kansas Anymore

A century ago, amidst the poultry and pig farms in a small corner of Kansas, a local doctor became inundated with cases of a peculiar strain of pneumonia and flu. One such case was that of a soldier at Fort Riley, who, on March 3rd 1918, approached his superiors and informed them that he felt feverish. By noon of the same day, hundreds more soldiers reported similar symptoms. They could not have known that the disease they carried would take more lives than the war they were fighting ever had.

These soldiers were the perfect victims…


September 11, 1973. Santiago, Chile.

President Salvador Allende, Chile’s first socialist president, is broadcasting live over the radio. He had been preparing a public announcement to ease the criticism he had been facing for the last few months. This was not that announcement. It was a goodbye. A coup d’état was underway.

Amidst sounds of gunfire and explosions, Allende broadcast:

‘Long live Chile! Long live the people! Long live the workers! These are my last words, and I am certain that my sacrifice will not be in vain, I am certain that, at the very least, it will be a…

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