Whether it's people, places or events which fuel "the news," the fabric of our lives is impacted by world events. This collection features stories from ancient to modern times.
Galileo wanted to convince church leaders that Copernicus was right.
In 1923, a major earthquake - known as the "Great Kanto" quake - devastated Tokyo and nearby Yokohama on September 1.
William Wallace, a Scottish landowner, is a key leader during the war with England for Scottish independence.
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.
Stalin's orders to take Ukrainian grain, between 1932-33, cause people throughout Ukraine to starve.
The Bolsheviks change their sharing policies to taking policies not long after consolidating their power.
Analyze and draw inferences
Examining how words and their meanings affect tone
Integrate and Evaluate Information in Different Formats
On the 8th of December, 1941 - the day after Pearl Harbor was bombed - Americans received their up-to-date news from the radio.
Churchill tried repeatedly to convince FDR to enter the war.
Winston Churchill became Prime Minister on the 10th of May, 1940.
On the 4th of June, 1940, Winston Churchill addressed Parliament.
On the 16th of October, 1938, Winston Churchill broadcast a speech urging both his country, and America, to arm themselves.
What are the factors leading to Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo on June 18, 1815?
The Ardennes Offensive initially favors Germany, leading to the Americans in trouble at Bastogne.
During the Blitz, German warplanes devastate Coventry on November 14, 1940.
United Irishmen, attempting to free Ireland from British control, lose a battle at Vinegar Hill.
Storing water in their large stems, Baobab trees help people during dry periods.
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