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  • 1896 Duryea: The Duryea Brothers produced America's first gasoline-powered automobile which could be built more than one at a time.

  • 1ST CAV IN COUNTRY: In September 1965, the 1st Calvary arrives in South Vietnam with 424 helicopters and planes.

  • 20-GAME WINNING STREAK: The A's out play teams with far-richer budgets to become the American League West champions.

  • A BARBAROUS SENTENCE:

  • A Beautiful Mind: John Nash, a Nobel-Prize-winning genius who suffered from schizophrenia, died in a tragic car crash on May 23, 2015. He was portrayed by Russell Crowe in the film, "A Beautiful Mind.".

  • Abe Lincoln and Knob Creek Farm: Abe Lincoln lived at Knob Creek Farm, in Hodgenville, Kentucky, until he was nearly eight years old.

  • ABEL PRIZE and the DEATH of JOHN NASH: After receiving the prestigious Abel Prize in Norway, Professor John Nash was killed in an accident while riding in a cab en route home from the airport. Alicia Nash was also killed in the accident.

  • A Bit of Indian History: Describes how the Cherokee tribe were transplantesd to a reservation in Oklahoma.

  • ABOLITIONIST LITERATURE: Douglass is not the only one speaking out and writing against slavery; even children's books condemn it.

  • ABOVE the SHOP in GRANTHAM: Thatcher grows up in a middle class family where independent thinking, being practical and loving politics is normal.

  • A BOY'S LIFE: Jefferson, the third child in his family, is born in Virginia in 1743.

  • Abraham Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln is known, among other things, as "The Compassionate President."

  • Abraham Lincoln - Humble Beginnings: Born on the 12th of February, in 1809, Abraham Lincoln was America's 16th president. For many people, this man with humble beginnings was the greatest U.S. president. Learn more about him.

  • Abraham Lincoln - President During the Civil War: Being U.S. President, during America's Civil War, required Mr. Lincoln to make difficult strategic decisions.

  • Abu Bakr and ISIS - Background of a Jihadi's Name: Abu Bakr al Baghdadi leads insurgents called ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) and/or IS (Islamic State). Does his name have a special meaning?

  • A BUDDING INTELLECTUAL: Dietrich Bonhoeffer speaks out against Hitlers position on Jews.

  • A CALL TO LIBERATE: In 1095, Pope Urban II issues a call to Christian men to liberate the "Holy Land" from the Muslim Turks.

  • A CALMING INFLUENCE: In a speech, Bobby announces the killing of his friend, Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • A CHANGE IN LEADERS: Truman decides that instead of invading Japan, the U.S. will use its new atomic weapons to force Japan's surrender.

  • A Change of Life for Albert Schweitzer: Change of Life

  • ACHIEVING GREATNESS: Beethoven's last public appearance is at the premiere of his 9th Symphony in Vienna on May 7, 1824.

  • A CHILD SLAVE: Slave children like Fred had little clothing or food, no bedding, no education, and saw frequent and bloody beatings.

  • ACHILLES: Greek mythology says that Achilles is half man and half-god; Achilles' only vulnerability is his heel.

  • A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER: Oliver Wendell Holmes writes a Supreme Court decision which allows people to say what they think but not necessarily avoid punishment.

  • A COLD CASE: Over the years, 50 people confess to Short's murder, but the case remains officially open.

  • A COWARD'S FEATHERS: In 1902, A.E.W. Mason's novel, The Four Feathers, highlights a soldier's fight against fear in the Sudan, and his reaction to feathers, a symbol of cowardice, given to him.

  • A DARING ESCAPE: A Swedish judge ensures that Frank is returned to America rather than Italy; using the toilet hatch, Frank escapes from the plane.

  • A DIVINELY ORDAINED FIGHT: Creating rebellious ideas, religious leaders insist that fighting a tyrant is a Christian duty.

  • A DOOMED DEFENSE: View defenseless Crusader settlements in 1187.

  • A DREAM COME TRUE: Patrick dreams of returning to Ireland, and responds to that vision by becoming an apostle to the Irish people.

  • A FIGHT TO THE DEATH?: Balien of Ibelin leads the Franks against the Muslims in the fight for Jerusalem.

  • A FLAG-RAISING ON SURIBACHI: Forty Marines capture Mt. Suribachi. They have an American flag to raise and a photographer to capture the moment.

  • A FLAWED HERO: Benedict Arnold complains to George Washington about his court martial for misuse of government funds.

  • A FOILED PLOT: As Booth shoots Lincoln, Lewis Payne tries and fails to assassinate Secretary of State William Seward.

  • A FRENCH DEFEAT: With a Geneva peace conference in mind, Ho leads his troops in a siege on the French garrison in Vietnam.

  • African-American Cowboys in Texas: In a little-known part of American history, African-American cowboys made-up nearly 25% of all Texas cowboys after the end of the U.S. Civil War.

  • AFTERMATH OF THE SENTENCE: Due to demand for her story, Florie writes a best-selling book about her ordeal, then spends time on the lecture circuit. Soon after, however, she becomes a recluse.

  • A GENIUS AT WORK: John Nash is a recognized genius while studying at Princeton and teaching at M.I.T (as C.L.E. Moore Instructor).

  • A GREEN HORNET and GREY SHARKS: Green Hornet crashes in the ocean. Zamp and two men drift in a life raft, surrounded by sharks, hoping someone will find them. They exist on rainwater and birds.

  • A HERO EMERGES: Willing to risk the consequences for refusing to swearallegiancetoEdward, Wallace begins killing English men.

  • A HOME FOR THE HUNS: Under the rule of King Ruga, the Huns receive land near the Danube River (in today's Hungary).

  • AIRCRAFT CONTROL: With their knowledge of controlling movement, Wilbur and Orville begin by launching gliders at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

  • A. Jamie Bishop / B. Ryan Clark: Read a poem about the life of Jamie Bishop, a German instructor, and Ryan Clark, a 22 year-old senior in Psychology/Biology/English.

  • ALAMO SCOUTS and 6TH BATTALION RANGERS: Soldiers with special military skills train to clear Japanese from the Philippines.

  • Alan Shepard - First American in Space: Shepard was the first American in space when he blasted off in a Redstone rocket on May 5, 1961.

  • ALAN SHEPARD'S FLIGHT: In 1961, Alan Shepard becomes the first American to launch into space.

  • Alan Turing and Christopher Morcom: With his parents urging him to focus on whatever would help him succeed in Britain's public school system, Alan Turing followed his own desire to study mathematics. He became a brilliant student whose...

  • Alan Turing - Early Years: Featured in "The Imitation Game," where he is portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch, Alan Turing remains one of the towering geniuses of the 20th Century. What do we know about his early years?

  • ALAN TURING TACKLES DOLPHIN - GERMANY'S NAVAL ENIGMA CODE:

  • Albatross at Sea - Rime of the Ancient Mariner: As Green Hornet's castaways drifted in the Pacific, an albatross stopped by the life raft.

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