Dynamic Directory - November 22, 2017

Revised Stories in the past 30 days

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Dylan Thomas and His Famous Poem
Dylan Thomas and His Famous Poem

Meet Dylan Thomas who lived hard, wrote beautifully and died young (at 39) while leaving behind some of the most-loved poems written in English.

Rachmaninov - Concerto No. 2
Rachmaninov - Concerto No. 2

Following a period of deep depression, during which he questioned whether he could ever compose again, Rachmaninov composed Piano Concerto No. 2. Listen to this beautiful music which convinced him that he did, indeed, have a future which included composing music not just for the piano but also for orchestra.

Shadowlands
Shadowlands

Clive Staples Lewis, known as C.S. Lewis and known to his friends and family as "Jack," is an author best known for The Chronicles of Narnia.

In Flanders Fields - Story behind the Famous Poem by John McCrae
In Flanders Fields - Story behind the Famous Poem by John McCrae

During November, people wear red poppies to honor those who died fighting for their countries. November 11 is variously known as "Remembrance Day" and "Veterans' Day." John McCrae's poem, "In Flanders Field," is often recited on that day. Learn the story behind the poem. It is one of the most-quoted war poems in the English language.

War of the Worlds - Interviews with Orson Welles
War of the Worlds - Interviews with Orson Welles

Anyone tuning in late to Mercury Theatre on the Air - the night of October 30, 1938 - would have missed the episode's introduction.

Operation Buster Jangle - Deliberately Exposed to Fallout
Operation Buster Jangle - Deliberately Exposed to Fallout

Between October 22 and November 29, 1951, the United States government conducted nuclear-weapon tests at the Nevada Proving Ground (later called the Nevada Test Site).

Did Slaves Build the White House?
Did Slaves Build the White House?

Slaves helped to build the White House which upset First Lady Abigail Adams. She and John Adams were the first family to move into the Executive Mansion.

Thomas Cranmer - Archbishop of Canterbury
Thomas Cranmer - Archbishop of Canterbury

Playing a key role in supporting Henry VIII's decision to split from papal authority in England, Thomas Cranmer grants the King a dispensation to divorce Catherine of Aragon.

Rosa Parks - Mighty Times
Rosa Parks - Mighty Times

Rosa Parks brought the civil rights movement fuel to grow with her actions.

Joseph P. Kennedy - Relationship with George VI
Joseph P. Kennedy - Relationship with George VI

In 1938, Joseph Patrick Kennedy is appointed Ambassador to Great Britain - a position for which he'd heavily lobbied. He takes his wife, and five of their nine children, with him to London. As war with Germany appears increasingly likely, Joe Kennedy thinks appeasement with Hitler is a reasonable approach. King George VI disagrees.

Whaling - The Real World of Moby Dick
Whaling - The Real World of Moby Dick

Did you know that whale oil helped to fuel the Industrial Revolution - and - that oil from a Sperm Whale comes mostly from its very large head?

A Hā Moments- Breakthroughs in Learning and Living
A Hā Moments- Breakthroughs in Learning and Living

Stories of breakthroughs in learning and living and the conditions needed for such revelations.

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.

Bitter Harvest - Story of the Holodomor
Bitter Harvest - Story of the Holodomor

When Stalin industrializes the USSR, he does so by breaking the spirit of people and depriving them of food and shelter.

Sullivan Brothers - Heroes of WWII
Sullivan Brothers - Heroes of WWII

The Five Sullivan Brothers, serving with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater during WWII, all lost their lives when a Japanese torpedo struck their ship.

Mine Entrance - Appalachia
Mine Entrance - Appalachia

This photo, from the U.S. National Archives depicts a coal mine once operated near Wilder, Tennessee.

Theseus - Hero of Greek Mythology
Theseus - Hero of Greek Mythology

Theseus and The Minotaur is a Greek myth about the son of an Athenian king - Theseus - and a horrifying monster - "The Minotaur.

Map - Northern Ireland / Ulster
Map - Northern Ireland / Ulster

Before six counties in the northern part of Ireland were known as "Northern Ireland," they were part of the "Ulster Plantation.

Theseus - End of the Story
Theseus - End of the Story

As his own father had abandoned his mother and her baby, Theseus abandoned his new wife, Ariadne.

Theseus - Volunteers as Tribute
Theseus - Volunteers as Tribute

Theseus learned that his father was Aegeus, King of Athens, after he was able to move a heavy rock and discover what was beneath it.

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