Dynamic Directory - October 21, 2019

Revised Stories in the past 30 days

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James Meredith at Ole Miss - 1962
James Meredith at Ole Miss - 1962

James Meredith wants to become the first African-American to enroll at Ole Miss, but segregationists have other ideas. Thus begins a battle between civil rights and state's rights..

Faust
Faust

This is the story of Faust, based on the dramatic poem by Goethe and adapted for the screen - in 1926 - by F.W. Murnau and his team.

Guadalcanal - Edson's Ridge
Guadalcanal - Edson's Ridge

U.S. Marines fight desperately to keep the airfield at Guadalcanal.

WWI - Fixing a Shrapnel-Damaged Face
WWI - Fixing a Shrapnel-Damaged Face

On Veterans Day, we honor those who served. Horrific facial injuries were a serious by-product of trench warfare during WWI. A developing area of medicine, plastic surgery helped at least some of these soldiers.

What Is the Electoral College?
What Is the Electoral College?

Why would a recount vote, in three ''swing states,'' matter in the 2016 election? When Americans vote for their President, they are actually voting for people called electors who then cast their ballots for President and Vice President. It takes 270 votes to win.

The Columbian Exchange
The Columbian Exchange

When Columbus arrived in the Bahamas, in 1492, he began an exchange of crops, animals and diseases which still impact the world. It is known as "The Columbian Exchange."

Downton Abbey - Highclere Castle
Downton Abbey - Highclere Castle

What is the real story behind Downton Abbey? As it happens ... lots of history. Step back in time to witness events in the 1920s, including the expedition which led to the awesome discovery of King Tut's tomb - in November, 1922 - was funded by George Herbert. His official title (after the death of his father) was the 5th Earl of Carnarvon. The Carnarvon ancestral home is "Downton Abbey" of the popular television series.

Francis Hauksbee - Inventor
Francis Hauksbee - Inventor

A currently unsung hero of the 18th century, who now has an award named for him, Francis Hauksbee experiments with static electricity and stuns audiences with his light-producing experiments.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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