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On this day…in 1964

On February 25, 1964, underdog Cassius Clay, age 22, defeats champion Sonny Liston in a technical knockout to win the world heavyweight...

On this day…in 1842

On January 13, 1842, a British army doctor reaches the British sentry post at Jalalabad, Afghanistan, the lone survivor of a 16,000-strong Anglo-Indian expeditionary...

On this day…in 1939

At 4:45 a.m., some 1.5 million German troops invade Poland all along its 1,750-mile border with German-controlled territory. Simultaneously, the German Luftwaffe bombed Polish...

On this day…in 1981

On May 5, 1981, imprisoned Irish Catholic militant Bobby Sands dies after refusing food for 66 days in protest of his treatment as a...

The cruise ship

It was my first cruise. I boarded the boat/ship/vessel at Fremantle and took a short cruise to Singapore. It would take me hours to get aboard...

On this day…in 1865

On this day in 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives passes the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery in America. The amendment read, "Neither slavery...

Beware – we don’t want this happening here

Guardsman Jatinderpal Singh Bhullar, 25, who joined the Scots guards this year, has been given permission to wear a turban outside Buckingham Palace, breaking...

On this day…in 1618

Sir Walter Raleigh was an English explorer, soldier and writer who was imprisoned in the Tower of London and eventually put to death after...

Are these ghost POW’s on death march in Borneo?

Retired army officer, Major John Tulloch, had revisited the muddy track in Borneo where thousands of World War Two PoWs trudged to their deaths,...

Sexual harassment rife at military academy

Women in Australia's top military academy face "widespread low-level sexual harassment", a review has found. The review, carried out by Human Rights Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick,...

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