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Famous Historical Topics & Events

Jacob Abrams and fellow Russian socialists suffer arrest and trial for speaking and writing against US-government actions.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer speaks out against Hitler's position on Jews. He believes that to remain silent is wrong; to not act is, in fact, to act.

In 1095, Pope Urban II issues a call to Christian men to liberate the "Holy Land" from the Muslim Turks.

In a speech, Bobby announces the killing of his friend, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin are allies in the plan to defeat Hitler.

Truman decides that instead of invading Japan, the U.S. will use its new atomic weapons to force Japan's surrender.

A note in the purported Maybrick "Ripper" diary indicates that after the writer leaves the Whitechapel area, he kills a victim in Manchester, England.

The U.S. landscape changes from a place of peaceful, comfortable living to a land destroyed by warfare.

Beethoven's last public appearance is at the premiere of his 9th Symphony in Vienna on May 7, 1824.

Greek mythology says that Achilles is half man and half-god; Achilles' only vulnerability is his heel.

On October 22, 1962, JFK tells the American people about the Cuban missile crisis.

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