Hanoi’s Train Street: twice a day a speeding train passes only inches from the homes of this residential neighborhood.

Between Le Duan and Kham Tien street in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, Vietnam, arounds 3 p.m. and 7 p.m every day, a train hurtles through a series of narrow streets in bustling, maze-like Old Quarter. So drying clothes are carried inside, children ushered indoors, and bikes pulled to the side of the road just before the train passes, with less than a meter of clearance at most on each side. Try to imagine: in some places the train is mere centimeters from the buildings. The street’s residents press tight to the…

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The true story of Lord Lucan, the British aristocrat who killed his maid and disappeared forever

In 1974, Britain, and later much of the rest of the world, was captivated by the brutal murder of a 29-year-old nanny named Sandra Rivett, and the disappearance of the main suspect: an aristocrat named Richard John Bingham, or simply Lord Lucan. Lucan was a dashing British aristocrat and army officer, known for his prowess at backgammon and bridge and his fondness for vodka martinis, powerboats, and Aston Martin cars. But, in order. Dressed only in a nightgown, the Countess of Lucan burst into the Plumbers Arms pub in Belgravia,…

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#TodayInHistory – November 7

November 7 – Some important events on this day. 921 👉🏼 Treaty of Bonn: East France & West France recognize each other 1492 👉🏼 Ensisheim Meteorite strikes a wheat field near the village of Ensisheim in Alsace, France. Oldest meteorite with a known date of impact. 1872 👉🏼 Cargo ship Mary Celeste sails from Staten Island for Genoa; mysteriously found abandoned four weeks later 1874 👉🏼 1st cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by Thomas Nast 1885 👉🏼 Canadian Pacific Railway completed at Craigellachie 1907 👉🏼 Delta Sigma Pi,…

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