03/07 – The Disappearance of U-47

An artistic depiction of a U-boat surfacing after knocking out an Allied merchant vessel. (Fine Art America) On this day in 1941, German U-boat (submarine) U-47 disappeared off the west coast of Ireland. Captained by "U-Ace" G√ľnther Prien, the submarine was one of the most infamous of its kind. During his short career, Prien and…

03/06 – Cassius Becomes Muhammad

Muhammad Ali seconds after knocking out Sonny Liston. The 1964 victory raised Ali's profile and enabled him to join the Nation of Islam. (Time) On this day in 1964, Cassius Clay - African American heavyweight boxer and activist - changed his name to Muhammad Ali. Ali had converted to Islam in 1961 and became friends…