Tragedies and Triumphs Videos

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.

During November, 1558, Queen Mary (the eldest child of Henry VIII) acknowledged her half-sister, Princess Elizabeth, as her heir.

Twenty-five hundred years ago, ancient Greeks built an arena which still produces stunning, unamplified sound.

The plane which an American President uses is called "Air Force One.

Whenever an American president flies, the plane he's on is called "Air Force One.

Mikhael Gorbachev restored Alexander Solzhenitsyn's citizenship in 1990.

Stopping in the northern city of Magadan, which once was the center of brutal Stalinist forced-labor camps, Solzhenitsyn pays homage to the many peopl...

Alexandr Solzhenitsyn - also known as Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn - was a Nobel-Prize winning author born in Russia on the 11th of December, 1918...

Amelia Earhart tells us what it was like to be the first female to fly across the Atlantic. She took-off five years to the day after Lindbergh's trans...

The U.S. National Park Service has produced a video tour of the Andersonville Prison.

This animated video depicts the three space telescopes which send back amazing pictures to Earth.

This animation, created by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and its collaborators, depicts where the existing oil plume could trave...

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