Boston terror 75 years ago

History | Remembering the Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 11/28/17, 09:16 am

Last year’s nightclub shooting in Orlando killed 50. The Oct. 1 concert attack in Las Vegas left 59 dead. Terrorist murders are a special horror, but the good old days also had their share of terror resulting from man’s cupidity and stupidity—and Tuesday is the 75th anniversary of a Boston horror with a death toll of 492.

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Revolutionaries dug a pit and fell in

History | How a prestigious Moscow address became the antechamber to death row
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 10/23/17, 08:37 pm

Work your fingers to the bone, what do you get? In Russian history, not just bony fingers, as in the old American country song, but a bullet in the back of your head.

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God and the ‘Indianapolis’

History | Faith kept alive many of the sailors of a disaster-stricken ship in the closing days of World War II
by Lynn Vincent
Posted 10/19/17, 09:13 pm

Nov. 11, the date on the cover of this issue, is a day to remember veterans. Almost 900 died in the 1945 wreck of the USS Indianapolis, the worst naval sea disaster in American history, but 317 survived. Here are stories based on new interviews with some of them.

Peering into the churning, oil-slicked sea far below him, Marine Cpl. Edgar Harrell clung to the port rail of the sinking ship and faced his own death. It was 12 minutes after midnight on July 30, 1945, and the Navy cruiser, USS Indianapolis, was dead center in the Philippine Sea.

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