Film Chapters

Since the era of "silent films," moving pictures are an important part of worldwide culture. How did movies get their start? What are the stories behind the movies? Enjoy hundreds of stories in this Collection.

Congress passes a draft law to recruit men to fight for the Union, but it allows wealthy men to buy their way out of service.

For nearly a week in July 1863, New Yorkers riot against the Conscription Law.

Near the end of the 19th century, some Americans believe that the U.S. should become an empire similar to Britain.

In 1880, John Rand Capron, an amateur scientist, suggests storm conditions can form crop circles.

In September 1965, the 1st Calvary arrives in South Vietnam with 424 helicopters and planes.

The A's out play teams with far-richer budgets to become the American League West champions.

Since 1965, PG&E knows their plants are putting harmful chemicals into the environment, but does not admit it for 22 years.

Years after waste water from PG&E's compressor station at Hinkley, California began to contaminate the area's groundwater, the government ordered ...

Wallace is found guilty ofhigh treasonand crimes against English civilians and sentenced to death.

Wallace was found guilty, but what is most remarkable is the intentional cruelty of the sentence. Death was not enough to satisfy Edward's anger at th...

Oliver Powers, father of the downed U-2 pilot, first conceives the idea that his son could be exchanged for Rudolf Abel. In other words: Exchange a sp...

Iwo Jima is directly in the flight path of airplanes trying to reach Tokyo from the mid-Pacific; it is crucial territory for both Japanese and America...

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