The Swedish warship Vasa sunk in the 17th Century on its maiden voyage. It keeled over and water rushed in, killing 30. New research has found that specific flaws in the ship's design probably sent it to its early, watery grave.
Hillary Clinton is set to be the first woman to head a major-party ticket in the United States. In Sweden, gender equality in politics isn't so novel — but there's never been a female head of state there, either.
At the height of the Cold War, a German teen decided he'd fly his single-ending plane deep into the Soviet Union to build a metaphorical bridge between the Germans and the Soviets. He landed in Red Square — and was arrested and sentenced 25 years ago last week.