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Before the invention of the radar, when early detection of approaching war aircrafts was necessary, there was a sound-based detection device.

Large tubes were used, and well… it was just amplifying the noise of the aircrafts engines.

Over time, as the planes became faster and flew higher and higher, the device lost its initial effectiveness. The radar replaced it.
The tool’s nickname was “the war tuba”.

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Before the invention of the radar, when early detection of approaching war aircrafts was necessary, there was a sound-based detection device.

Large tubes were used, and well… it was just amplifying the noise of the aircrafts engines.

Over time, as the planes became faster and flew higher and higher, the device lost its initial effectiveness. The radar replaced it.
The tool’s nickname was “the war tuba”.

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In 1946 a group of WWII veterans took over and disbanded by force the local government and sheriff department in Athens, Tennessee because the local corrupt government was blatantly and violently interfering with their election. The veterans formed platoons and stormed the local jail where the sheriff and deputies had stolen the ballot boxes and held up. They veterans continued to siege the jail until the sheriff surrendered. The end result was that the corrupt officials were voted out or otherwise removed.
 
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Dancing mania (also known as dancing plague, choreomania, St. John's Dance and St. Vitus' Dance) was a social phenomenon that occurred primarily in mainland Europe between the 14th and 17th centuries. It involved groups of people dancing erratically, sometimes thousands at a time. The mania affected men, women, and children who danced until they collapsed from exhaustion. One of the first major outbreaks was in Aachen, in the Holy Roman Empire, in 1374, and it quickly spread throughout Europe; one particularly notable outbreak occurred in Strasbourg in 1518, also in the Holy Roman Empire.

Affecting thousands of people across several centuries, dancing mania was not an isolated event, and was well documented in contemporary reports. It was nevertheless poorly understood, and remedies were based on guesswork. Often musicians accompanied dancers, due to a belief that music would treat the mania, but this tactic sometimes backfired by encouraging more to join in. There is no consensus among modern-day scholars as to the cause of dancing mania.
 
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Sandyhook wasn’t the worst elementary school attack. In 1927 some sick basterd planted a bunch of dynamite in a school and killed 54 people including 38 elementary students
 
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Four Chaplains



The Four Chaplains, also referred to as the "Immortal Chaplains" or the "Dorchester Chaplains," were four World War II chaplains who gave their lives to save other civilian and military personnel as the troop ship SS Dorchester sank on February 3, 1943. The Dorchester was a civilian liner converted for military service in World War II as a War Shipping Administration troop transport. She was able to carry slightly more than 900 military passengers and crew.[1]

The ship left New York on January 23, 1943, en route to Greenland, carrying approximately 900 others, as part of a convoy of three ships escorted by Coast Guard Cutters Tampa, Escanaba, and Comanche.[2] During the early morning hours of February 3 the vessel was torpedoed by the German submarine U-223 off Newfoundland in the North Atlantic.[3] The chaplains helped the other soldiers board lifeboats and gave up their own life jackets when the supply ran out.[4] The chaplains joined arms, said prayers, and sang hymns as they went down with the ship.

The impact of the chaplains story was deep, with many memorials and coverage in the media. Each of the four chaplains was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and the Purple Heart.[5] The chaplains were nominated for the Medal of Honor, but were found ineligible as they had not engaged in combat with the enemy. Instead, Congress created a medal for them, with the same weight and importance as the Medal of Honor.[5]
 
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Sandyhook wasn’t the worst elementary school attack. In 1927 some sick basterd planted a bunch of dynamite in a school and killed 54 people including 38 elementary students
That's mentioned in the Laguardia bombing wiki I posted earlier
 

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The Wall Street bombing occurred at 12:01 pm on Thursday, September 16, 1920, in the Financial District of Manhattan, New York City. The blast killed thirty people immediately, and another ten died later of wounds sustained in the blast.
 

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