Dynamic Directory - December 1, 2021

Revised Stories in the past 30 days

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Slavery: Behind The Scenes...
Slavery: Behind The Scenes...

You will be informed of unknown facts behind the wall of slavery.

Martin Luther Responds to Pope Leo X
Martin Luther Responds to Pope Leo X

On the 15th of June, 1520, Pope Leo X ordered Martin Luther to recant 41 of his 95 Theses and to stop preaching about those items in his sermons. Luther burned the edict, in public.

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.

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.

John Hus - Burned at the Stake
John Hus - Burned at the Stake

Refusing to recant his beliefs, which were contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church, Jan Hus (John Huss) was burned at the stake outside the city walls of Konstanz (Constance).

Johann Tetzel - Seller of Indulgences
Johann Tetzel - Seller of Indulgences

Johann Tetzel was a German Dominican friar who told people that if they bought indulgences, their sins would be forgiven.

So You Want to be a Writer, by Charles Bukowski
So You Want to be a Writer, by Charles Bukowski

Heinrich Karl Bukowski - better known as Charles Bukowski (or "Hank," to his friends and family) - was born in Andernach, Germany on the 16th of August, 1920.

Ralph Waldo Emerson - Grieving Father
Ralph Waldo Emerson - Grieving Father

Ralph Waldo Emerson, one of America's famous nineteenth-century thinkers and writers, endured a great deal of sadness in his life.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Battle of the Bulge - Ardennes Offensive - Bastogne
Battle of the Bulge - Ardennes Offensive - Bastogne

December-January of 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the Ardennes Offensive, also known as the Battle of the Bulge. Hitler meant the major German offensive to turn the tide of war against the Allies. Instead, despite Germany's initial gains, the opposite happened.

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.

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?

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

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 and Australian Soldiers at the Kokoda Trail
Japanese and Australian Soldiers at the Kokoda Trail

Codex Vaticanus
Codex Vaticanus

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