Dynamic Directory - July 24, 2017

Revised Stories in the past 30 days

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Les Miserables - Bishop Myriel Helps Valjean - Audio Reading
Les Miserables - Bishop Myriel Helps Valjean - Audio Reading

Les Miserables is a massive novel, by Victor Hugo, perennially considered one of the world's best books.

Black Death
Black Death

3 cases of human plague are reported in New Mexico. What is this illness? In the 1300s, science does little to prevent, diagnose or treat Bubonic Plague ("Black Death"). In 2014, Madagascar battles to keep plague from spreading in cities and rat-infested prisons.

Challenger and the Last Crew
Challenger and the Last Crew

This NASA graphic highlights the Space Shuttle Challenger, her last crew, the patches from her numerous missions and a featured spacewalk.

John Locke
John Locke

Who was John Locke, the British philosopher who was so influential on America’s “Founding Fathers?” Meet Locke and read some of his most-famous quotes.

Philadelphia State House - Biting Flies and Debating Men
Philadelphia State House - Biting Flies and Debating Men

During the late spring of 1776, Tom Jefferson traveled to Philadelphia as a Virginia delegate to the Second Continental Congress.

Civil Rights Act - 1875
Civil Rights Act - 1875

Our Overworked Supreme Court
Our Overworked Supreme Court

Although the Supreme Court was very busy, during the last part of the 19th century, the Justices overturned a key law providing civil-rights protection to African Americans.

Amelia Earhart - Last Footage Before Disappearance
Amelia Earhart - Last Footage Before Disappearance

Did Amelia land at Nikumaroro, a Pacific atoll, when she couldn't find Howland? Why did she lose radio contact? Historic footage from her last flight may reveal the reason why she and Fred Noonan did not respond to radio messages.

K19 Widowmaker
K19 Widowmaker

K-19, a Soviet nuclear submarine, experiences disaster during a training exercise on July 4, 1961.

French Revolution - Storming the Bastille
French Revolution - Storming the Bastille

France celebrates "Bastille Day" every July 14th. Learn more about it with this humorous video clip from "Horrible Histories."

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