Dynamic Directory - October 22, 2018

Revised Stories in the past 30 days

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Titanic - Recovering Bodies and Burials at Sea
Titanic - Recovering Bodies and Burials at Sea

About 100 years after the Titanic sank, a rare photo was found in the archives of the Mackay-Bennett's 4th officer. It depicts the remains of numerous Titanic victims about to be buried-at-sea.

Tsunami Warning System - How DART Works
Tsunami Warning System - How DART Works

It is possible to detect tsunamis via a system known as "DART," which is short for "Deep-Ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis."

Tsunami Wave Height - 2004 Indian Ocean Disaster
Tsunami Wave Height - 2004 Indian Ocean Disaster

When a devastating earthquake occurred offshore Banda Aceh, Indonesia - on December 26, 2994 - a massive and deadly tsunami followed soon after.

Turing's Letter to Churchill Produces "Action This Day"
Turing's Letter to Churchill Produces "Action This Day"

On the 21st of October, 1941, Alan Turing and three of his Station X colleagues wrote a secret letter to Prime Minister Winston Churchill. It caused an immediate reaction from the PM.

War Crimes at Palawan Island
War Crimes at Palawan Island

Japanese officials, who feared an Allied invasion of Palawan Island (in the Philippines) ordered a massacre of American servicemen during December of 1944.

War Horse - Location of Western Front Trenches
War Horse - Location of Western Front Trenches

This map depicts the general location of trenches along the Western Front during World War I.

Westminster Abbey - Scene of Royal Events
Westminster Abbey - Scene of Royal Events

Westminster Abbey - formally known as "The Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster" - has been the scene of royal coronations (and other royal events) for centuries.

Whaling - Map Depicting the Offshore Grounds
Whaling - Map Depicting the Offshore Grounds

As more and more whales were depleted in the North Atlantic, whaling men traveled to the Pacific. Near the equator, they had found many sperm whales in what came to be known as the "Offshore Grounds."

White Citizens Councils - Jackson, Mississippi
White Citizens Councils - Jackson, Mississippi

After the U.S. Supreme Court issued its school-desegregation opinion inBrown v Board of Education(1954) - impacting not just theschool in Topeka, Kansas(which was a lead party in the case) but schools throughout America - people opposed to the spirit and letter of the new law formed citizen councils. Those councils existed to cloak negative attitudes toward African-Americans with respectability.

Women's Army Auxiliary Corps - WAAC
Women's Army Auxiliary Corps - WAAC

During WWII, the federal government urged American women to join the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps and become what was known as a WAAC.

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).

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.

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.

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

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.

Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail - Morse Code
Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail - Morse Code

On January 6, 1838, Samuel Morse successfully tests an electrical telegraph. So why did it take years longer to send the first message?

The Last Day of Abraham Lincoln - by Henry Riggs Rathbone
The Last Day of Abraham Lincoln - by Henry Riggs Rathbone

Major Henry Reed Rathbone and his fiancé, Clara Harris, attended a play with Abraham and Mary Lincoln on the night the President was shot. Booth lunged at Rathbone with a knife, injuring but not killing him. Learn how the assassination claimed more victims, years later, when Rathbone himself lost his mind.

Pius X Opposed WWI - Buried at St. Peter's Basilica
Pius X Opposed WWI - Buried at St. Peter's Basilica

Before he became a pope, Giuseppe Sarto had a great deal of experience living among his parishoners. As Pope Pius X, he strongly opposed the outbreak of WWI.

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Oliver Wendell Holmes is known for some of his free-speech decisions which he wrote while serving as a Supreme Court Justice.

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