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The project was an attempt in the early 1960s to drill through the Earth’s crust to obtain samples of the Mohorovičić discontinuity, or Moho, the boundary between the Earth’s crust and mantle. Mohole was to provide an Earth Science complement to the high-profile Space Race. Continue Reading

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On March 27, 1977, two Boeing 747 passenger jets, operating KLM Flight 4805 and Pan Am Flight 1736, collided on the runway at Tenerife North Airport in Tenerife. Resulting in 583 fatalities. The collision occurred when the KLM airliner initiated its takeoff run while the Continue Reading

In 1815, the British government selected Saint Helena as the place of detention for Napoleon Bonaparte. He was taken to the island in October 1815. Britain also took the precaution of sending a garrison of soldiers, to uninhabited Ascension Island, which lay between St. Helena Continue Reading

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