Dynamic Directory - August 24, 2019

Revised Stories in the past 30 days

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Hitler's Bunker - Recreating the End
Hitler's Bunker - Recreating the End

James O'Donnell's book The Bunker is about the last days of the Third Reichbased on extensive eyewitness interviews and documents.

Ebola: Past, Present and Future
Ebola: Past, Present and Future

Ebola is highly contagious, has no cure and causes horrific symptoms including hemorrhagic fever and death. To combat it, the world uses 19th-century health strategies.

Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

In the late summer of 1831, Charles Darwin was invited to accompany Captain Robert FitzRoyon avoyage aboard a ship to South America.

Medieval Wheel of Fortune
Medieval Wheel of Fortune

During medieval times, the Wheel of Fortune was not a game - it was a concept of life. This image depicts an illumination illustrating a Wheel of Fortune in John Lydgate''s "Siege of Troy."

SR-71 - World's Fastest Airplane
SR-71 - World's Fastest Airplane

The SR-71, also know as the Blackbird, is the world's fastest airplane.

Pianist, The
Pianist, The

Wladyslaw Szpilman, a concert pianist, is rescued from going to a Nazi concentration camp.

America Attacked:  9/11
America Attacked: 9/11

Four coordinated attacks via four separate airplanes devastate America's sense of security on September 11, 2001.

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, 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.

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.

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.

Joanne Pearce-Martin - Friend of Nathaniel Ayers
Joanne Pearce-Martin - Friend of Nathaniel Ayers

Joanne Pearce-Martin is principal keyboardist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

Pompeii
Pompeii

Pompeii's citizens do not understand that a disaster is about to engulf their town. Ignoring warnings from a rumbling Vesuvius, they see their town destroyed; it remains buried for thousands of years.

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?

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

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.

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?

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.

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