Dynamic Directory - August 5, 2020

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Pillory - Punishment for Cheating, Perjury & Other Misdemeanors
Pillory - Punishment for Cheating, Perjury & Other Misdemeanors

A pillory was a place where individuals who were punished for various crimes could be at risk for more than public humiliation.

Vera Keller Leckie
Vera Keller Leckie

After the war was over, and Robert Leckie returned from his tour of duty in the Pacific, he married Vera Keller.

Thomas Hobbes - Portrait and Bio
Thomas Hobbes - Portrait and Bio

Thomas Hobbes, a British philosopher who was born in "the philosophy town" of Malmesbury, in 1588 (during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I), believed that if people live "in a state of nature," they would be fearful and prone to violence.

Virginia Clemm Poe
Virginia Clemm Poe

Virginia Clemm - a first-cousin to Edgar Allan Poe - became his wife in the spring of 1836.

A Dream within a Dream, by Edgar Allen Poe - Audio
A Dream within a Dream, by Edgar Allen Poe - Audio

Edgar Allan Poe published a poem entitled "Imitation," in 1827.

Lord Hugh Percy and the Smithsonian
Lord Hugh Percy and the Smithsonian

Born Hugh Smithson, Lord Percy was the 2nd Duke of Northumberland and a Member of Parliament. His half-brother willed funds to America which the government used to found the Smithsonian.

Ancient City of Susa
Ancient City of Susa

Susa, an important city in the ancient world (when it was the capital of Elam), is located in Iran. It is one of the oldest, continuously inhabited cities of the world.

Statue of Gudea with Overflowing Vase
Statue of Gudea with Overflowing Vase

Gudea was a Prince of Lagash who lived during the troubled period following the end of the reign of Naram-Sin (who had led the Akkadian Empire to its zenith).

Danzig in the War
Danzig in the War

Charles Dickens - Animated Story of His Life
Charles Dickens - Animated Story of His Life

How did Charles Dickens, who released his famous Christmas story on 13 December 1843, become such a famous writer?

Saipan - A Rescued Infant
Saipan - A Rescued Infant

Embedded with American forces on Saipan, W.

Navajo Hogan - Exterior Covered with Dirt
Navajo Hogan - Exterior Covered with Dirt

This image depicts Philip Johnston visiting members of the Navajo Nation at their hogan.

The Pacific - Robert Leckie
The Pacific - Robert Leckie

Robert Leckie and other U.S. Marines fight the Japanese during the Battle of Guadalcanal. It is a fearsome time for such young men.

Lt. Gen. Holland Smith and the 27th Infantry
Lt. Gen. Holland Smith and the 27th Infantry

Lt. General Holland Smith - pictured here, second-from-left and known to the men on Saipan as "Howlin' Mad" - was extremely proud of "my Marines.

Saipan - Rocky Coastline
Saipan - Rocky Coastline

General Saito, commanding Japanese forces on the island of Saipan, believed his troops could not hold the island if they did not have air power over it.

Saipan - U.S. Infantry Positions, 6 July 1944
Saipan - U.S. Infantry Positions, 6 July 1944

As U.S. infantry troops took their positions on the 6th of July, 1944, they were unaware that opposing forces were about to engage in a mass attack, using their own bodies as weapons.

Guadalcanal - War in the Pacific
Guadalcanal - War in the Pacific

Exactly eight months to the day, after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, 11,000 American Marines land on a Pacific island called Guadalcanal. They are about to commence the first Allied offensive against the Empire of Japan.

Votive Discus from Ancient Times
Votive Discus from Ancient Times

When the discus was part of an Ancient-Olympic event, a votive discus was sometimes created to herald stellar performances of the athletes.

Tethrippon (Quadriga) Chariot
Tethrippon (Quadriga) Chariot

The Ancient Olympics included equestrian events, beginning circa 680 B.

Ode to the XXX Olympiad by Armand D'Angour - Audio
Ode to the XXX Olympiad by Armand D'Angour - Audio

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