Dynamic Directory - January 27, 2020

Revised Stories in the past 30 days

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Hoover Dam - Building the Dam
Hoover Dam - Building the Dam

The story behind designing and building one of America's greatest civil-engineering accomplishments.

The Wellington Disaster - America's Worst Avalanche
The Wellington Disaster - America's Worst Avalanche

It's 107 years since America's largest-recorded avalanche struck the town of Wellington in Washington state.

Ypres - Street Scene July 1916
Ypres - Street Scene July 1916

As German invaders tried to take the territory in and around Ypres, Allies battled back to hold the Belgian town.

Inglourious Basterds Movie
Inglourious Basterds Movie

Inglourious Basterds is a film which tells the fictional story of two plots to assassinate Nazi Germany's political leaders.

Ypres - Holy Ground
Ypres - Holy Ground

This WWI-era sign, along a road in the Belgian town of Ypres, signifies the profound losses sustained by residents of the town and the men who died fighting to keep it in Allied hands.

Trench Life in World War I
Trench Life in World War I

The October 20, 1917 cover of "Literary Digest" gives civilians a look at trench life during WWI. The picture, of course, doesn't tell the full story of the soldiers' misery.

Letter From Birmingham Jail - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Letter From Birmingham Jail - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Arrested and jailed for protesting without a permit, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. used his time in jail to write a letter urging a change in how Americans viewed the civil rights of African-Americans.

Haiti - Live Earthquake Footage U.S. Embassy
Haiti - Live Earthquake Footage U.S. Embassy

Ten years ago security cameras at the U.S. Embassy, in Haiti's capital city, recorded an earthquake during the afternoon of January 12, 2010. At the moment the earthquake began - 4:53 p.m., local time - cameras recorded this footage.

Auschwitz:  Place of Horrors
Auschwitz: Place of Horrors

The Red Army liberated Auschwitz 75 years ago. What was this place of horrors?

Teddy Bear - Named After President Roosevelt
Teddy Bear - Named After President Roosevelt

A Brooklyn penny-candy-store owner (named Morris Michtom) was so intrigued by a 1902 political cartoon (featuring Theodore Roosevelt with a bear cub) that he asked his wife (Rose) to make a stuffed bear cub (resembling the one in the drawing).

Miles Standish - Assisted Pilgrims
Miles Standish - Assisted Pilgrims

Miles (Myles) Standish was a British military man who was born in Lancashire around 1584. He assisted the Pilgrims.

Waxhaws - Gabriel Martin Injured
Waxhaws - Gabriel Martin Injured

In this disastrous battle, from the patriots perspective, a tired and outnumbered British force (led by Banastre Tarleton) routed the Americans (led by Abraham Buford) near the border of North and South Carolina.

Washington's Defeats of 1776
Washington's Defeats of 1776

After Patriots forced General Howe and his fleet out of Boston, the Brits sailed into New York Harbor in June of 1776.

United Colonies - Three Dollar Bill
United Colonies - Three Dollar Bill

After the Declaration of Independence was signed, the Continental Congress authorized a new form of currency to be used throughout the United Colonies.

Joanne Pearce-Martin - Friend of Nathaniel Ayers
Joanne Pearce-Martin - Friend of Nathaniel Ayers

Joanne Pearce-Martin is principal keyboardist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

Yo-Yo Ma Plays - Prelude, Bach's Cello Suite No. 1
Yo-Yo Ma Plays - Prelude, Bach's Cello Suite No. 1

The Toronto Music Garden is inspired by J.

Robert Vijay Gupta - Violinist, Friend of Nathaniel Ayers
Robert Vijay Gupta - Violinist, Friend of Nathaniel Ayers

(Robert) Vijay Gupta, child prodigy and friend of Nathaniel Ayers, is a violinist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Soloist - Walt Disney Hall
The Soloist - Walt Disney Hall

In 1987, Lillian Disney - the widow of Walt Disney - decided to give a gift to the people of Los Angeles.

The Soloist - Homeless on the Streets of LA
The Soloist - Homeless on the Streets of LA

Los Angeles has a large homeless population. Some of the city's homeless people live in the Skid Row section of town, not far from Disney Hall.

Why the Dead Sea Is Unique
Why the Dead Sea Is Unique

As shown in this map, the western shore of the Dead Sea is located in Israel while the eastern shore is in Jordan.

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