Dynamic Directory - February 22, 2018

Revised Stories in the past 30 days

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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.

Jimmy Doolittle - Preparing a Bomb for the Tokyo Raid
Jimmy Doolittle - Preparing a Bomb for the Tokyo Raid

Lt. Colonel James Doolittle and his “Raiders” were aboard the USS Hornet (CV-8), en route to their planned take-off location (in the Pacific Ocean), when they commenced their flights to Japan’s home islands.

Vietnam War Comes to the Living Room
Vietnam War Comes to the Living Room

Americans became very upset about the Vietnam War when they watched horrifying scenes on their television screens.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, we think of the children who were lost with this story. Imagining what it would be like to have alter-ego boys, both aged 9, living on opposite sides of the Auschwitz fence, John Boyne creates a sobering story of friendship during WWII.

Eddie Adams and the "Saigon Execution" Photo
Eddie Adams and the "Saigon Execution" Photo

Eddie Adams, a famous war photographer, received the Pulitzer Prize for this photograph which he took, in Saigon, during 1968.

NASA Discovers Why Columbia Exploded
NASA Discovers Why Columbia Exploded

Carefully setting-up a test to determine what may have caused Columbia to explode during the Orbiter's re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere, NASA discovers the shuttle was damaged by a piece of insulation foam which struck Columbia's left wing during lunch.

Ultra - Using the Decoded Enigma Messages

"Ultra" was the cover-name given to the actual intelligence, obtained from decoding Germany's military messages at Bletchley Park, which was secretly passed on to Churchill and his military commanders.

Alamo, The
Alamo, The

Texians, rebel forces who want their independence from Mexico, fight at the Alamo against Mexican general Santa Anna. The Alamo falls on March 6, 1836. This led to the battle cry: "Remember the Alamo!"

Nazi Policies - Wearing the Yellow Star
Nazi Policies - Wearing the Yellow Star

In occupied Holland, Dutch churches issued a collective protest against the treatment of the country's Jews.

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.

Jonas Salk - "Could You Patent the Sun?"
Jonas Salk - "Could You Patent the Sun?"

Dr. Jonas Salkgave a lengthy interview toEdward R. Murrowto explain how his polio vaccine would work.

Napoleon Leaves France for the Last Time
Napoleon Leaves France for the Last Time

Napoleon on Board the Bellerophon is an artistic interpretation of Napoleon, contemplating his fate, as he is exiled to the far-away island of St. Helena.

Hoover Dam - Building the Dam
Hoover Dam - Building the Dam

The story behind designing and building one of America's greatest civil-engineering accomplishments.

Recovery Operation - Loss of TWA 800
Recovery Operation - Loss of TWA 800

Image of a photograph depicting a Navy diver on the ocean floor after the crash of TWA 800 into the Atlantic Ocean off the south shore of Long Island on July 17, 1996.

Ancient Olympics
Ancient Olympics

When and where did the Olympic Games begin? During the Archaic Period in ancient Greece, sacred Olympia is host to the ancient Olympic games. What is the purpose of those Games, and when did they begin?

Freedom Summer - Schwerner, Chaney and Goodman
Freedom Summer - Schwerner, Chaney and Goodman

After Schwerner, Chaney and Goodman went missing - following their release from questioning at Sheriff Lawrence Raineys jail - hundreds of people looked for them. Their bodies were not located until a paid informant revealed the remains were hidden under a dam in a remote part of Neshoba County.

Anglo-Saxon Settlements in England
Anglo-Saxon Settlements in England

Daffodils, by William Wordsworth - Audio Recording
Daffodils, by William Wordsworth - Audio Recording

William Wordsworth, an English poet who served as Britain's Poet Laureate between 1843-1850, was greatly inspired by nature.

Stonehenge
Stonehenge

One of the most-recognized monuments in the world, Stonehenge - situated on the Salisbury Plain - is about 5,000 years old.

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?

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