Shōkaku and Cavalla, a Confrontation of the WWII Pacific Theater

In June 1944, one of the largest, most modern and most important ships in the Imperial Japanese Navy, Shōkaku, encountered a US submarine, Cavalla, out on its first patrol. The History Guy remembers a WWII confrontation in the Pacific Theater. It is history that deserves to be remembered.

Walt Haaser’s B-17 Bailout

At just the age of 20, Walt Haaser was in charge of a B-17 bomber crew of ten men. In April, 1945, he and his crew would make a desperate escape in their stricken bomber. Special thanks to Fred Haaser.

Vitus Bering and the European Discovery of Alaska

It wasn’t until the 18th century that Russia decided to explore their Pacific coast, sending a Danish explorer to map the furthest reaches of their dominion, and determine whether or not Asia and the Americas were connected. That Danish explorer’s name was very nearly lost to history, and while you might recognize his name today, you probably have never heard his story.

Georg Gärtner, the last German POW in America

In 1985, a federal fugitive chose to turn himself in after evading an FBI manhunt for forty years. The History Guy remembers Georg Gärtner, the last German prisoner of war in the United States.

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James “Doc” McFadden and the Hurricane Hunters

Deliberately flying an airplane into a hurricane might seem crazy. Deliberately flying a plane into a hurricane for the purpose of research, to better understand, and thus better prepare people, for the hurricane’s wrath might seem heroic. Doing that nearly six hundred times in a career spanning more than five decades, might just make you one of the greatest unsung heroes of the modern era.

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Killer Miller, Cowboy Hitman

The History Guy remembers Jim “Killer” Miller, also called “the cowboy hitman” and possibly the worst man in the Wild West.

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The Union Boss and the Most Successful Race Car in History

“Umbrella Mike” Boyle was the scourge of Chicago in the first half of the twentieth century. The notoriously corrupt leader of one of Chicago’s most powerful unions associated with mobsters and corrupt politicians, and could freeze the city in gridlock on a whim. But at the height of the depression, Umbrella Mike changed the face of auto racing, and created one of the most dominant teams in motor sports. The “Boyle Special” was one of the most successful cars ever to run.

The Hillsville Massacre of 1912

The frontier culture meets civilization in rural Virginia. In 1912, a misplaced kiss set off a string of events that pitted a powerful frontier clan against their political rivals and concepts of modern justice. The events that followed, the Hillsville Massacre or the Courthouse Tragedy, shocked and captivated the nation.

Big Nose Kate, more than Doc Holliday’s woman

Mary Katherine Horony, also known as ‘Big Nose Kate’, was more than just a beautiful woman who was associated with some of the most dangerous men in the Wild West, including Doc Holliday. Her history deserves to be remembered.

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The 1831 City Bank of New York Robbery

Sometime between when First Teller Lancaster S Burling locked up the vault in the City Bank of New York on Saturday, March 19, 1831 and when he opened the bank on Monday, someone entered the vault and stole the astounding sum of $240,000. It was not, as some newspapers at the time asserted, the first bank robbery in the United States. But is was the first large bank robbery in New York City.