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California Attacked: The Shelling of Ellwood Beach

Pearl Harbor wasn’t the only attack the Japanese launched on America. On February 23, 1942, a Japanese submarine targeted the coast of Santa Barbara, California. The sub, called I-17, emerged near Ellwood Oil Field and fired 16 rounds of ammo over a period of 20 minutes. Very little damage was done and the reason for the attack remains a mystery.

First Passenger Locomotive Trip

Long before planes and automobiles began crisscrossing the country and globe, trains were making ... more

Churchill Resigns

Sir Winston Churchill ended his 60-year political and military career on April 5, 1955. He resigned ... more

Bill Remembers: Technology Advances and Reporting

Bill Kurtis remembers how technology has evolved over time, forever changing news gathering and ... more
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