Dynamic Directory - June 2, 2020

Revised Stories in the past 30 days

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Victory in Europe:  End of WWII
Victory in Europe: End of WWII

May 8th marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe), the end of WWII in Europe. After the War is over, Allied leaders disagree on what is best for the war-torn countries.

How Soap Kills Coronavirus COVID-19
How Soap Kills Coronavirus COVID-19

What makes a simple bar of soap a deadly weapon against COVID-19?

Memorial Day
Memorial Day

On the fourth Monday of May, Americans honor those who have died for their country. Hear a bugler playing "Taps," and learn about the history of this day of remembrance.

Perfect Storm, The
Perfect Storm, The

The Perfect Storm is a movie based on the true story of a fishing ship, called the Andrea Gail, which is lost at sea during the great storm of 1991.

What It's Like: A Personal Story of Suffering
What It's Like: A Personal Story of Suffering

Poems about suffering can move even the hardest of hearts. When she received a bad diagnosis, Janice Veldman used poetry to track what was happening to her.

Chai Ling: The Girl Who Stood Up for Freedom
Chai Ling: The Girl Who Stood Up for Freedom

This is the true story of how an ordinary young girl challenged a government over her concern for the lack of human rights in her country.

Waxhaws - Gabriel Martin Injured
Waxhaws - Gabriel Martin Injured

In this disastrous battle, from the patriots perspective, a tired and outnumbered British force (led by Banastre Tarleton) routed the Americans (led by Abraham Buford) near the border of North and South Carolina.

Lord Hugh Percy and the Smithsonian
Lord Hugh Percy and the Smithsonian

Born Hugh Smithson, Lord Percy was the 2nd Duke of Northumberland and a Member of Parliament. His half-brother willed funds to America which the government used to found the Smithsonian.

Why the Dead Sea Is Unique
Why the Dead Sea Is Unique

As shown in this map, the western shore of the Dead Sea is located in Israel while the eastern shore is in Jordan.

Washington's Defeats of 1776
Washington's Defeats of 1776

After Patriots forced General Howe and his fleet out of Boston, the Brits sailed into New York Harbor in June of 1776.

United Colonies - Three Dollar Bill
United Colonies - Three Dollar Bill

After the Declaration of Independence was signed, the Continental Congress authorized a new form of currency to be used throughout the United Colonies.

Miracle of Dunkirk - "Operation Dynamo"
Miracle of Dunkirk - "Operation Dynamo"

Ending on June 4, "Operation Dynamo" was a major naval rescue mission to save Allied forces from annihilation at the hands of Germany during the late spring of 1940.

Normandy Invasion
Normandy Invasion

It's the 6th of June, 1944, and everything depends on a full moon and perfect tide levels. Will this attempted invasion work?

Edvard Munch - The Scream
Edvard Munch - The Scream

You'll be surprised to learn the compelling story behind the famous painting by Edvard Munch called "The Scream."

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

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?

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.

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.

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