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Recalling momentous events when 'a daring individual, a crucial situation and an innovative technology' converged to make history.
Season 2, Episode 12
February 6, 2007
Recalling how a Formula One car from Enzo Ferrari's team gave Ferrari a victory in the 1951 British Grand Prix.
Season 2, Episode 13
January 16, 2007
Recalling the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, during which President John F. Kennedy ordered a blockade of Cuba to prevent the USSR from delivering nuclear missiles to the island.
Season 2, Episode 11
January 9, 2007
Recalling Galileo's observations with his telescope on Jan. 7, 1610, and how his view that the universe is not geocentric put him in opposition with the Roman Catholic church.
Season 2, Episode 10
January 2, 2007
Saddam Hussein and his military forces' use of chemical weapons in 1988 to suppress a Kurdish revolt in Halabja, where more than 5000 people died, is recalled.
Season 2, Episode 9
December 12, 2006
Recalling the World War I victories of German pilot Manfred von Richthofen, better known as the “Red Baron,” in April 1917 while flying his Albatros against the British Sopwith Triplane.
Season 2, Episode 8
December 5, 2006
Recalling the 1563 fatal shooting of France's second Duke of Guise, François de Lorraine, by an assassin using a wheel-lock gun, which has a firing mechanism believed to be invented by Leonardo da Vinci.
Season 2, Episode 7
November 28, 2006
Recalling Alexander Graham Bell's invention of the telephone on March 10, 1876. Host: Hunter Ellis.
Season 2, Episode 6
November 21, 2006
Recalling Abraham Lincoln's dependence on hot-air balloons equipped with a telegraph to report on enemy movement during the Civil War.
Season 2, Episode 5
November 14, 2006
Recalling the beginning of Operation Desert Storm in 1991 and Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf's reliance on the F-117 stealth fighter.
Season 2, Episode 4
November 7, 2006
The 1929 St. Valentine's Day Massacre, orchestrated by Al Capone and executed with the use of the Thompson submachine gun, is recalled. Host: Hunter Ellis.
Season 2, Episode 3
October 31, 2006
Alexander the Great's siege of Tyre in 332 B.C., and his soldiers' dependence on the catapult to conquer the city are examined.
Season 2, Episode 2
October 24, 2006
Recalling the 1944 Battle of the Bulge, the leadership of Gen. George S. Patton and his reliance on the M4 Sherman tank. Host: Hunter Ellis.
Season 2, Episode 1
October 17, 2006
Recalling the 1970 Apollo 13 mission under the command of Capt. James Lovell. An explosion crippled the spacecraft and the three astronauts endured the grave situation before returning safely home.
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