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Narrated by David Ackroyd

The Black Tom explosion on July 30, 1916, in Jersey City, New Jersey, was an act of sabotage by German agents to destroy U.S.-made munitions that were to be supplied to the Allies in World War I. This incident, which happened prior to U.S. entry into World War I, is also notable for causing damage to the Statue of Liberty. The Black Tom explosion destroyed some $22,000,000 worth of military goods when it occurred in July of 1916.

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Narrated by David Ackroyd

This is available elsewhere on YouTube but in 3 separate uploads. I've combined them together for convenience.
If I can obtain a better, more complete copy, I'll replace this one.

Narrated by David Ackroyd

Narrated by David Ackroyd

Eugène François Vidocq (July 24, 1775 – May 11, 1857) was a French criminal turned criminalist whose life story inspired several writers, including Victor Hugo, Edgar Allan Poe, and Honoré de Balzac. The former criminal became the founder and first director of the crime-detection Sûreté Nationale as well as the head of the first known private detective agency. Vidocq is considered to be the father of modern criminology and of the French police department. He is also regarded as the first private detective.

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Narrated by David Ackroyd

Narrated by David Ackroyd

The first recorded U.S. extrasensory event occurred in 1848, when two girls from New York communicated with spirits behind their bed. We'll reveal America's preternatural past--from White House seances to the CIA's testing of telepathy in espionage to Nancy Reagan's use of psychic consultants--and review "New Age" paranormal phenomena.

Narrated by David Ackroyd

The mermaid, Abominable Snowman, giant squid, and dragons are all parts of myths and mysteries. But are some real? The Komodo Dragon was merely the stuff of local legend--until the dinosaur-like, very real giant reptile with an orange tongue and a fierce disposition was tracked down. Giant squids, measuring as long as 100 feet, have been found to really exist. We'll explore every possible explanation for these and other legendary creatures and find out if some might really exist.

Narrated by David Ackroyd

Narrated by David Ackroyd

Narrated by David Ackroyd

On the early morning of April 27, 1865, the Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River near Memphis, killing nearly 1,800 of the almost 2,400 passengers onboard. Many of those were former Union soldiers, on their way home from Confederate prison camps following the end of the Civil War. The sinking became, and remains, America’s greatest maritime disaster.
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Narrated by David Ackroyd

Narrated by David Ackroyd

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