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Badaber Uprising

I remember hearing about the Battle of Qala-i-Jangi when it happened on the news but I recently found out about another (failed) uprising of  Soviet and Afghan prisoners of war in Badaber, Pakistan. Two days in April 1985 resulted in the death of all of the revolting prisoners after a massive explosion. Continue reading

Battle of Athens, Tennessee

Background

Citizens of McMinn County had long been concerned about political corruption and possible election fraud. The U.S. Department of Justice had investigated allegations of electoral fraud in 1940, 1942, and 1944, but had not taken action. Paul Cantrell was elected sheriff in the 1936, 1938, and 1940 elections, and was elected to the state senate in 1942 and 1944, while his former deputy, Pat Mansfield, was elected sheriff. Continue reading