Dynamic Directory - June 26, 2019

Revised Stories in the past 30 days

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Mary Dyer:  A Colonial Execution
Mary Dyer: A Colonial Execution

Mary Dyer chooses to hang rather than give in to Puritan laws.

Sherpas and Their Dangerous Job on Mt. Everest
Sherpas and Their Dangerous Job on Mt. Everest

At the height of the Everest climbing season, we think about Sherpas and how they help adventurers climb the world's tallest mountain. In both 2014 and 2015, an avalanche at the Khumbu Icefall caused tragedies. Although 2014 was the deadliest episode in Everest climbing history, that could be replaced by the 2015 disaster.

Normandy Invasion
Normandy Invasion

It's the 6th of June, 1944, and everything depends on a full moon and perfect tide levels.

Penicillin - "The Wonder Drug"
Penicillin - "The Wonder Drug"

It's September, 1928, when Alexander Fleming sees something unusual in a culture plate. What he found changes the infection-fighting world, going on to save millions of lives.

Musketeer, The
Musketeer, The

The Musketeer is a movie based on the life of D'Artagnan, a character from Alexandre Dumas' novel "The Three Musketeers."

Secretariat - Wins the Belmont by 31 Lengths
Secretariat - Wins the Belmont by 31 Lengths

On June 9, 1973, Secretariat won the Belmont by 31 lengths. His triple crown run remains unmatched. He became the first racehorse in twenty-five years to win the Triple Crown.

Magna Carta
Magna Carta

King John signs the Magna Carta on June 15, 1215. What is the Magna Carta and why should we care?

Victoria Becomes Queen at Age 18
Victoria Becomes Queen at Age 18

Head of the greatest empire on earth, Victoria was a woman of major contradictions. She detested public life but loved being an Empress. Her offspring ultimately ruled much of Europe but, when they couldn't get along, their quarrels led to the First World War.

Jesse Owens - Video Interview
Jesse Owens - Video Interview

"Race," a film about Jesse Owens, highlights the events of 1936. One of the world's greatest-ever athletes tells us what it was like to represent his country and to achieve such great success.

Meyer Lansky - It's Just Business
Meyer Lansky - It's Just Business

When he was arrested for illegal gambling, Meyer Lansky did not want to testify against his friends.

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a movie set in the late 19th century and stars a group of fictional literary people.

Purgatory and Dante's Divine Comedy
Purgatory and Dante's Divine Comedy

Purgatory is a place where a person's soul briefly goes after death, in order to serve penance.

Black Hawk Down
Black Hawk Down

US military troops enter every battle thinking they will win because of superior technology; this isn't always the case.

Black Hawk Down - Fallen Heroes of Mogadishu
Black Hawk Down - Fallen Heroes of Mogadishu

Risking their own lives, Master Sgt. Gary Gordon and Sgt. 1st Class Randy Shughart are killed in action at the Battle of Mogadishu on October 3, 1993.

Betsy Ross - Portrait and Brief Bio
Betsy Ross - Portrait and Brief Bio

Betsy Ross reportedly made America's first flag (the "Stars and Stripes"). Is that true? Who was this famous woman?

Braveheart
Braveheart

William Wallace, a Scottish landowner, is a key leader during the war with England for Scottish independence.

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.

Richard Nixon - Presidential Resignation Speech
Richard Nixon - Presidential Resignation Speech

On the 8th of August, 1974, America's 37th president - Richard Nixon - gave his 37th Oval-Office address to the nation. He told the country he was resigning. It was a tough thing for him to do, as he said in his resignation address.

Sue Hendrickson with Her T. rex Find
Sue Hendrickson with Her T. rex Find

Meet Sue, the dinosaur, who (once extracted from the South Dakota land) now lives in Chicago's Field Museum.

Alexander Hamilton and His 21st-Century Popularity
Alexander Hamilton and His 21st-Century Popularity

Alexander Hamilton had words of advice in a deadlocked political battle. He's now the subject of a major musical. Watch how it all started in this video clip.

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