Dynamic Directory - December 13, 2019

Revised Stories in the past 30 days

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Lewis Powell, Conspiracy Trial Defendant
Lewis Powell, Conspiracy Trial Defendant

Lewis Thornton Powell was born in Alabama, lived in Florida and served as a Confederate soldier. He became a "Lincoln Conspiracy" Defendant.

Surratt Tavern and Boardinghouse - Appearance in 1865
Surratt Tavern and Boardinghouse - Appearance in 1865

The Surratt family owned two properties - one, in Surrattsville, and the other in Washington City.

Samuel A. Mudd - Defendant in the Lincoln Conspiracy Trial
Samuel A. Mudd - Defendant in the Lincoln Conspiracy Trial

Samuel A. Mudd was a young doctor with several children when he met John Wilkes Booth in the fall of 1864.

Lewis Powell after the Seward Attack
Lewis Powell after the Seward Attack

After attacking Secretary of State William Seward - on the night of April 14, 1865 - Lewis Powell (also known as Lewis Paine/Payne) hid in a wooded area for three days and nights.

Carole Bos Intro to AwesomeStories
Carole Bos Intro to AwesomeStories

The founder of AwesomeStories, Carole Bos, tells us how it all started and how AwesomeStories can help YOU!

About Us
About Us

Learn about our founder Carole D. Bos, her vision, her mission and our community that continues to expand, improve and flourish.

Why Use AwesomeStories?
Why Use AwesomeStories?

Based on research, expert opinions and the author's years of experience, this story conveys the compelling reasons why AwesomeStories needs to be available to students in every classroom.

Essex Whale Attack by Thomas Nickerson
Essex Whale Attack by Thomas Nickerson

Thomas Nickerson wrote a narrative about the whale attack on the Essex. He included drawings in his work. This image depicts one of those drawings.

Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Assassination of John F. Kennedy

It's the 22nd of November, 1963, and JFK receives a warm Dallas welcome. Then shots ring out, and the President is raced to Parkland Hospital where he dies. Many still question whether a conspiracy was responsible for the murder.

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.

Thanksgiving Becomes a National Holiday
Thanksgiving Becomes a National Holiday

Abraham Lincoln originated America's annual Thanksgiving Day when he issued a proclamation, in 1863, declaring the last Thursday of November as a national day of thanksgiving.

The Research Process
The Research Process

When it seems like research-and-writing is too overwhelming, don't despair! This tutorial will help.

Chicago Fire - Our Lady of the Angels
Chicago Fire - Our Lady of the Angels

On the 1st of December, 1958, Our Lady of the Angels School, in Chicago, was the scene of a catastrophic fire.

Einstein's Letter
Einstein's Letter

Einstein writes a letter to FDR about his theory of creating power, and making weapons, from splitting atoms.

Andrew Jackson and the Cherokee "Trail of Tears"
Andrew Jackson and the Cherokee "Trail of Tears"

Some decisions by Andrew Jackson (1829-1837), America's seventh president, greatly disturbed Native Americans. Among the results, of those decisions, was the Cherokee's "Trail of Tears."

Washington's Farewell - A Great Leader Gives Up Power
Washington's Farewell - A Great Leader Gives Up Power

General Washington was nearly fifty-two when he decided to retire from military life and return to his Mount Vernon plantation.

Edward VIII - Abdication Speech
Edward VIII - Abdication Speech

On the 11th of December, 1936, King Edward VIII signs an Instrument of Abdication by which he gives-up the British throne. Then he speaks to his people.

The Impossible
The Impossible

The third-largest quake in recorded history occurs off the coast of Sumatra on 26 Dec 2004, leading to a massive tsunami. The waves overwhelm people along the Indian Ocean coast. Maria Belon and her family, vacationing in Thailand, are among the survivors.

Underground Railroad
Underground Railroad

Runaway slave Tice Davids' journey across a river between the slave states and free states gives a name to a movement.

Edgar Allan Poe - "Alone"
Edgar Allan Poe - "Alone"

Because of his difficult childhood circumstances, Edgar Allan Poe was often alone during his youth. He wrote a poem, called "Alone," where he reflects on how his loneliness made him different than other children.

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