When horrific things happen, how a person responds can make a difference in the rest of one's life. In this collection, learn how some individuals triumphed in the face of unspeakable tragedies.
In this video clip, Nathaniel Anthony Ayers plays the trumpet, then the cello, in a duet with Joanne Pearce-Martin, principal keyboardist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
Tech Sgt. Rick Smith's unit had a motto on the 30th of October, 1991: "These things we do, that others may live." His daughters are following in his footsteps.
"Operation Dynamo" was a seemingly hopeless allied naval engagement in 1940.
A remarkable man died July 2, 2014. His story opens, here, with three men in a raft in the middle of the Pacific Ocean without food and water.
The King's Speech - starring Colin Firth as King George VI - tells the story of how the Duke of York (known to his family as "Bertie") overcame a speech impediment after his brother, the Prince of Wales (known to his family as "David"), abdicated the throne of Great Britain to marry a twice-divorced American.
Although the Soviet Union never acknowledged that its policies caused the Ukrainian famine of 1932-33, Russia acknowledged it in 2003.
Refusing to grant access to individuals who can see how the Ukrainian people are starving, Soviet officials assure the world, and their own countrymen...
As Ukrainians starve, the Soviet government covers-up the disaster occurring in Ukraine by selling more and more grain to other countries.
The Bolsheviks change their sharing policies to taking policies not long after consolidating their power.
Stalin, who succeeds Lenin, is unwilling to allow national patriotism to continue in Ukraine. He enforces repressive policies on the Ukrainian people.
During the Great Depression, Americans were starving.
When her mother (Fantine) dies, a young girl named Cosette has no parents.
Samuel Gompers was head of the AFL union when he gave a speech in support of America's involvement in World War I.
Secretary of the Interior, at the outbreak of war with Germany in 1917, Franklin Lane was outspoken in his support of the fight.
Until 1917, James W.
It's June 13, 1935 and Jim Braddock - a 10 to 1 underdog - stuns boxing fans everywhere when he defeats the reigning champion, Max Baer.
Gone with the Wind became one of the best-selling novels and movies of all time.
Margaret Mitchell named Scarlett O'Hara after looking through books of Irish literature.
Margaret Mitchell found the title for her new book in the lines of an 1891 poem.
Working on her untitled book for years, Margaret Mitchell finally agrees to have a potential publisher see her manuscript.
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