Dynamic Directory - April 10, 2021

Revised Stories in the past 30 days

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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.

Col. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr - A.J. Bullard
Col. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr - A.J. Bullard

Colonel Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr.

Theophilus - On Divers Arts
Theophilus - On Divers Arts

Lt. Gwynne Pierson - Tuskegee Airman
Lt. Gwynne Pierson - Tuskegee Airman

Lt. Gwynne Pierson was one of four Tuskegee Airmen who participated in a major attack on a German vessel during the summer of 1944.

Ira Eaker - Supporter of 99th Pursuit Squadron
Ira Eaker - Supporter of 99th Pursuit Squadron

Lt. General Ira C. Eaker, an aviation pioneer with impressive flying credentials, was a supporter of the Tuskegee Airmen and their 99th Pursuit Squadron.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Codex Vaticanus
Codex Vaticanus

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.

Einstein's Letter to President Roosevelt
Einstein's Letter to President Roosevelt

Although he was a pacifist, who despised war, Albert Einstein also realized that if Hitler and his scientists were the first to discover how to build nuclear weapons, the world would be in even-worse shape.

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.

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