Dynamic Directory - September 20, 2017

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Solar Eclipse Proves Einstein's Theory of General Relativity
Solar Eclipse Proves Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

Einstein's theory of General Relativity, including its description of gravity, is proved with a total solar eclipse.

King Tut and Ankhesenamun - A Royal Pair
King Tut and Ankhesenamun - A Royal Pair

Tutankhamun was married to Ankhesenamun. She is shrouded in mystery after the unexpected death of her young husband.

Finders Seekers Kindergarten and First Grade Hands-On Science
Finders Seekers Kindergarten and First Grade Hands-On Science

Storyline videos engage learners, pose challenges, guides present activities to engage students in hands-on learning.

Kingdom of Lydia - First Coinage
Kingdom of Lydia - First Coinage

According to Herodotus, coins were first minted in the ancient Kingdom of Lydia (located in today's Western Turkey).

Katherine Parr - Henry VIII's Last Wife
Katherine Parr - Henry VIII's Last Wife

Katherine Parr, who was the last wife of King Henry VIII, was one of his few queens who kept their heads.

Joseph Story - Freed the Amistad Captives
Joseph Story - Freed the Amistad Captives

Justice Joseph Story was one of America's most-famous jurists during his lifetime. He authored the decision freeing the Amistad captives.

Join, or Die - Ben Franklin and the Political Cartoon
Join, or Die - Ben Franklin and the Political Cartoon

Benjamin Franklin uses this political cartoon in 1754, urging American Colonials to band together against threats posed by the French and by Native Americans.

John Wilkes Booth - Escape, Death and Final Resting Place
John Wilkes Booth - Escape, Death and Final Resting Place

Riding a very fast roan mare, which he'd rented earlier in the day, John Wilkes Booth escapes from Ford's Theatre, is on the run for 12 days and finally ends up in Green Mount Cemetery.

President Lincoln's Autopsy and Its Results
President Lincoln's Autopsy and Its Results

Although doctors searched for the derringer ball that killed Abraham Lincoln, they could not locate it with their probe. Something else had to happen before the doctors found the fatal bullet.

John Robinson - Why the Pilgrims Came to America
John Robinson - Why the Pilgrims Came to America

John Robinson was the much-loved pastor of the Pilgrims while they were living in Leiden, The Netherlands. He suggested that they go to America to live their lives freely while still being loyal to their British King.

John Glenn Becomes an American Hero
John Glenn Becomes an American Hero

In his Friendship 7 space capsule, John Glenn is the first American to orbit Earth, becoming an instant hero in the process. His historic trip takes place on February 20, 1962.

John Dunlap and His Famous Broadsides
John Dunlap and His Famous Broadsides

John Dunlap played a key role in disseminating important news of the day in his printed broadsides. He produced the first printed versions of America's Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

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