World History Chapters

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.

This illustration depicts “Smithfield,” a place outside the city walls of London where people were executed. William Wallace was one of th...

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

James W. Gerard, the U.S. ambassador to Germany, writes of difficulties when talking about the Lusitania sinking with the German army.

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.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer speaks out against Hitlers position on Jews.

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

Britons remaining in their homeland rally and fight back through the telling of heroic tales, such as Beowulf.

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

Britain's "high society" is closed to all who are not born into the upper class.

In 1902, A.E.W. Mason's novel, The Four Feathers, highlights a soldier's fight against fear in the Sudan, and his reaction to feathers, a symbol of co...

Villagers and health-care workers in the vicinity of Yambuku, Zaire (now the Republic of Congo) are getting extremely sick, then dying. No one knows w...

The submerged Titanic is located in 1985.

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