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In 1903, Prosper-René Blondlot decided he'd discovered a new form of radiation.
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In 1799 a shark gave evidence for the Royal Navy.
In 1898 two man-eating lions terrorized a railway camp in British East Africa.
In 1873 a Methodist missionary in New York City heard rumors of a severly abused little girl.
Baseball catcher Moe Berg became a spy during World War II.
The 1908 Olympic marathon in London came to a thrilling finish.
In 1955 psychologists secretly studied a UFO religion as it prepared for the end of the world.
An 1860 attempt to cross Australia devolved into tragedy on a Queensland creek.
In 1979 two families sought to escape East Germany in a hot-air balloon.
Legless fighter pilot Douglas Bader became Britain's top flying ace.