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Unsolved History Season 2 Episodes

Season 2 Episode Guide

21 Episodes 2003 - 2004

A series examining great events and turning points in history that have engendered controversy.

Episode 1

Death of Marilyn Monroe

Wed, Oct 1, 2003 60 mins

Examining the circumstances surrounding the August 5th, 1962, death of Marilyn Monroe in her California home. Included: the coroner's report; rumors of a cover-up.

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Episode 2

Donner Party

Wed, Oct 8, 2003 60 mins

Examining the Donner Party during the winter of 1846, as they faced starvation while stranded in the Sierra Nevada mountains for four months. Included: the effects of isolation, starvation and freezing temperatures on the human body.

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Episode 3

Roswell

Wed, Oct 15, 2003 60 mins

Examining events of July 1947 in the New Mexico desert, where a ship of extraterrestrial origin was purported to have crashed. The event was denied by the Air Force.

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Episode 4

Salem Witch Trials

Wed, Oct 22, 2003 60 mins

Detailing the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, during which 19 men and women were put to death and more than 100 others imprisoned for supposed involvement in witchcraft.

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Episode 5

JFK Conspiracy

Wed, Nov 19, 2003 60 mins

An examination of conspiracy theories about the assassination of President Kennedy includes a reconstruction of events at Dealey Plaza in Dallas and details of the slim information provided by the government.

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Episode 6

Chicago Fire

Wed, Nov 26, 2003 60 mins

Experts re-create the three-day Great Chicago Fire, which started on Oct. 8, 1871, to examine the facts and test evidence of its cause.

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Episode 7

Who Betrayed Anne Frank?

Wed, Dec 3, 2003 60 mins

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Episode 8

Hitler and the Spear of Destiny

Thu, Dec 4, 2003 60 mins

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Episode 9

Nostradamus

Sun, Dec 7, 2003 60 mins

Forensic techniques are employed to translate and verify Nostradamus' predictions. Included: supposed references to terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

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Episode 10

Aztec Temple

Wed, Jan 21, 2004 60 mins

Examining the center of Aztec life, Templo Mayor, a pyramid used for worship that was located in the middle of their capital city, Tenochtitlan, which is now Mexico City.

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Episode 11

Plots to Kill Lincoln

Wed, Feb 4, 2004 60 mins

Examining plots to assassinate President Lincoln before John Wilkes Booth. Included: forensic analysis and reenactments detailing a number of conspiracies.

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Episode 12

St. Valentine's Massacre

Tue, Feb 10, 2004 60 mins

The events of Feb. 14, 1929, when four men mowed down seven mobsters in Chicago, and the effect the incident had on law enforcement.

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Episode 13

Killing Hitler

Tue, Feb 24, 2004 60 mins

Examining the plot by members of Hitler's staff to assassinate him, and what went wrong with the scheme.

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Episode 14

RFK Assassination

Wed, Apr 7, 2004 60 mins

A review of the 1968 assassination of Robert Kennedy includes a reconstruction of the murder and a ballistics examination. Also: an examination of conspiracy theories.

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Episode 15

Suicide Bombers

Wed, May 19, 2004 60 mins

The October 1983 suicide truck bombing of U.S. Marines in Beirut, Lebanon, which killed a total of 241 people, is analyzed. Included: how to defend against and combat suicide bombings.

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Episode 16

Ninjas

Wed, Jun 2, 2004 60 mins

Examining myths and legends surrounding the ninjas, a secretive warrior class of feudal Japan. Included: fighting skills and weapons; athletic prowess.

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Episode 17

KAL 007

Thu, Jul 15, 2004 60 mins

Investigating the 1983 incident in which a Korean Airlines 747 was shot down, with 269 aboard. Included: photographic, oceanographic and electronic records.

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Episode 18

D.B. Cooper

Sat, Aug 7, 2004 60 mins

Profiling the legendary hijacker D.B. Cooper, who parachuted from Northwest Airlines flight 727 in 1971 with a stolen $200,000 and was never seen or heard from again.

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Episode 19

Butch and Sundance

Sun, Aug 15, 2004 60 mins

The deaths of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are investigated on a trip to San Vincente, Bolivia, site of the famous shoot-out in 1908 that purportedly killed both of them.

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Episode 20

W.T.C. 9/11: Stories from the Ruins

Sat, Sep 11, 2004 60 mins

Personal stories about artifacts recovered from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center are detailed. Included: interviews with eyewitnesses.

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Episode 21

Bermuda Triangle

Thu, Sep 16, 2004 60 mins

The mystery of the Bermuda Triangle is examined. Included: a look at ship and plane disappearances there and theories about the area's strange power.

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