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|Industrializing the Soviet Union |
When Stalin was leader of the Soviet Union, he implemented an industrialization program which transformed the USSR.
|Beginnings of Revolution in Russia |
At the beginning of 1917, the Russian city ofSt.
|The Lorax |
Read Across America with "The Lorax," and Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! This favorite story promotes caring for the environment and the Earth's natural resources.
|Nixon and the Watergate Scandal |
This photo depicts the Watergate Complex. Burglars, looking for negative information from the Democratic National Committee, broke into the DNC office, at Watergate.
|Earth Day - Now and Then |
How did Earth Day start? When was the first Earth Day? How did it become a global phenomenon? Take a look at Earth Day, then and now.
|How to Insult Like Shakespeare |
Shakespeare, who died 400 years ago, was a master with words, including insults. Let's examine some of his most-biting.
|George and the Dragon - Middle Ages |
England's National Day features St. George, the Dragon Slayer, who is the patron saint of many countries, including England. What is the story behind this famous legend?
|Watergate and the Unindicted Co-Conspirator |
President Nixon always said he didn't know about a massive cover-up, but then a ''smoking gun'' tape was released. It led to the President's resignation.
|Selma-to-Montgomery: Bloody Sunday |
It started on 7 March 1965 when a civil rights march, from Selma to Montgomery, turns violent. MLK gets involved and leads the second attempt (on 9 March 1965). It wasn't until a Court Order was entered that the marchers could continue.
|Abraham Lincoln |
Abraham Lincoln is known, among other things, as "The Compassionate President."
|Ides of March - "Julius Caesar" |
It's the Ides of March, and Julius Caesar receives a warning from the shadows. See an animated version of Shakespeare's famous play.
|Oliver Tambo |
Nelson Mandela met his friend and future law partner at the University College of Fort Hare.
|Ofuna - Inside a POW Prison Cell |
After the war was over, and Ofuna prisoners were rescued by Allied forces, outsiders were able to view where the POWs had lived.
|Unbroken - Ofuna Prison Guard Called The Quack |
The Quack - a prison guard at Ofuna - seemed to take great pleasure in harming Allied prisoners of war.
|Obersalzberg - Eagle's Nest |
Near the salt mines of Berchtesgaden is a mountain retreat called Obersalzberg ("above the salt mountain").
|Occupied France - Jewish Women Wear Star of David |
This photograph depicts two Jewish women, in Paris, wearing the yellow Star of David.
|North Versus South in Missouri - Battle of Monroe |
This drawing, depicting the Battle of Monroe, is from the August 17, 1861 issue of Harper's Weekly.
|Nikolai Getman - Artistic Work |
When Nikolai Getman was 28 years old, he boarded a ship at Vanino.
|Nicodemus and Joseph |
Rogier van der Weyden created this work, entitled "Deposition" (also known as "Descent from the Cross"), circa 1435.
|Under the Tuscan Sun |
Under the Tuscan Sun is a movie about the life of recently divorced writer, Frances Mayes, who moves to Tuscany.
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