Dynamic Directory - September 16, 2021

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America Attacked:  9/11
America Attacked: 9/11

Four coordinated attacks via four separate airplanes devastate America's sense of security on September 11, 2001.

So You Want to be a Writer, by Charles Bukowski
So You Want to be a Writer, by Charles Bukowski

Heinrich Karl Bukowski - better known as Charles Bukowski (or "Hank," to his friends and family) - was born in Andernach, Germany on the 16th of August, 1920.

Adventures of Huck Finn, by Mark Twain, Chapter 4 - Audio
Adventures of Huck Finn, by Mark Twain, Chapter 4 - Audio

Huck Finn is sceptical about many things, but he is also a realist.

Diary of Anne Frank - July 8, 1942
Diary of Anne Frank - July 8, 1942

Trial and Death of Socrates
Trial and Death of Socrates

Alleging that Socrates was corrupting the youth of Athens, the government of this city-state tried the famous philosopher. A jury of 500 people first found him guilty of the charges, then condemned him to death.

Martin Luther Responds to Pope Leo X
Martin Luther Responds to Pope Leo X

On the 15th of June, 1520, Pope Leo X ordered Martin Luther to recant 41 of his 95 Theses and to stop preaching about those items in his sermons. Luther burned the edict, in public.

Diary of Anne Frank - June 20, 1942
Diary of Anne Frank - June 20, 1942

John Hus - Burned at the Stake
John Hus - Burned at the Stake

Refusing to recant his beliefs, which were contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church, Jan Hus (John Huss) was burned at the stake outside the city walls of Konstanz (Constance).

Gutenberg Printing Press in Operation
Gutenberg Printing Press in Operation

Johann Tetzel - Seller of Indulgences
Johann Tetzel - Seller of Indulgences

Johann Tetzel was a German Dominican friar who told people that if they bought indulgences, their sins would be forgiven.

Diary of Anne Frank - July 5, 1942
Diary of Anne Frank - July 5, 1942

Not long after she received her diary, as a birthday present, Anne Frank and her father took a walk together near their Amsterdam home.

Gutenberg Bible at the Library of Congress
Gutenberg Bible at the Library of Congress

The Bride on a Greek Vase
The Bride on a Greek Vase

This image depicts a vase on which an ancient Greek artist has created the story of Hippodameia and Pelops.

Statue of Oinomaos from Olympia
Statue of Oinomaos from Olympia

This image depicts a plaster cast which copies a marble statue of Oinomaos, the father of Hippodameia.

Adventures of Huck Finn, by Mark Twain, Chapter 3 - Audio
Adventures of Huck Finn, by Mark Twain, Chapter 3 - Audio

Huck Finn's father - whom his boy calls "Pap" - has not been in his son's life for awhile.

Hera the Greek Goddess
Hera the Greek Goddess

Hera was the wife of Zeus, therefore queen of the gods of ancient Greece, according to Greek mythology.

Adventures of Huck Finn, by Mark Twain, Chapter 2 - Audio
Adventures of Huck Finn, by Mark Twain, Chapter 2 - Audio

After he leaves the house, around midnight, Huck Finn joins his buddy, Tom Sawyer.

Adventures of Huck Finn, by Mark Twain, Chapter 1 - Audio
Adventures of Huck Finn, by Mark Twain, Chapter 1 - Audio

Mark Twain published his famous book, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, in Britain (in December of 1884) and in America (in February of 1885).

Katharina von Bora
Katharina von Bora

When she was just a child, Katharina von Bora was sent to live in a convent (at Brehna, north of Leipzig) after her mother died. She later became the wife of Martin Luther.

Spectator View - Ancient Olympic Stadium Events
Spectator View - Ancient Olympic Stadium Events

The ruins of the running track, the stadion, are very close to the center of the town of Olympia.

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