Dynamic Directory - June 24, 2021

Revised Stories in the past 30 days

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Ralph Waldo Emerson - Grieving Father
Ralph Waldo Emerson - Grieving Father

Ralph Waldo Emerson, one of America's famous nineteenth-century thinkers and writers, endured a great deal of sadness in his life.

General Eisenhower - Holocaust Verification
General Eisenhower - Holocaust Verification

Worried that people would begin to doubt that Nazi atrocities had ever occurred, General Eisenhower ordered film makers and photographers to document what Allied Forces were finding as they liberated concentration camps.

Tommy John Surgery
Tommy John Surgery

Murder of Thomas Becket
Murder of Thomas Becket

In the 12th century, the King of England was vexed by Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Anne Hutchinson - Death by Massacre
Anne Hutchinson - Death by Massacre

Anne Hutchinson - and some of her children - died unfortunate deaths of mistaken identity in the summer of 1643.

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?

Fermat's Last Theorem - Professor Andrew Wiles
Fermat's Last Theorem - Professor Andrew Wiles

Professor Wiles has won the Abel Prize for solving Fermat's Last Theorem. How long did it take to solve it? How did he do it?

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.

Towing U-110 to Iceland
Towing U-110 to Iceland

As Alan Turing and his Bletchly Park colleagues worked feverishly to break the Enigma code, they caught a break when the Royal Navy captured U-110 on May 9, 1941. Onboard was a working Enigma machine and secret codes for the following month. Initially towing the disabled U-boat to Iceland, the crew with the secret treasure was redirected to Scotland.

German U-Boat under Attack
German U-Boat under Attack

Learn the story behind one of the most-famous photos of the U-boat War: The attack of U-569.

Ansel Adams
Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams, one of America's greatest photographers, started his professional life as a pianist. What made him decide to switch profressions?

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.

Bobby Jones Envisions Augusta National Golf Club
Bobby Jones Envisions Augusta National Golf Club

Japanese-American Fishing Village Destroyed at Terminal Island
Japanese-American Fishing Village Destroyed at Terminal Island

Before the Pearl Harbor bombing, Japanese-Americans lived and worked on Terminal Island. After the bombing, their homes were destroyed and their way of life was gone forever.

Acropolis - Parthenon with Statue of Athena
Acropolis - Parthenon with Statue of Athena

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.

Japanese and Australian Soldiers at the Kokoda Trail
Japanese and Australian Soldiers at the Kokoda Trail

Einstein's Letter to President Roosevelt, Page 2
Einstein's Letter to President Roosevelt, Page 2

This image depicts the second page of a letter - from Albert Einstein to President Roosevelt - which changed the world.

Battle of the Bulge - Ardennes Offensive - Bastogne
Battle of the Bulge - Ardennes Offensive - Bastogne

December-January of 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the Ardennes Offensive, also known as the Battle of the Bulge. Hitler meant the major German offensive to turn the tide of war against the Allies. Instead, despite Germany's initial gains, the opposite happened.

Alaska Purchase and the Klondike Gold Rush
Alaska Purchase and the Klondike Gold Rush

On August 16, 1896 prospectors find gold in Alaska. The Trump fortune got its start as a result.

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