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  • A PRESIDENTIAL FUNERAL: President McKinley is laid to rest as huge crowds look on and Thomas Edison films the event.

  • A SHOCKING QUAKE: Eyewitness accounts tell the terrifying experience of this unexpected 8.3 magnitude quake.

  • A SHOOTING IN BUFFALO: Czolgosz shoots McKinley two times, gravely wounding him, but McKinley's main concern is about his wife.

  • A SOPHISTICATED TOWN: The busy, ancient town of Pompeii has an innovative water system and outdoor food bars.

  • Assassination of Abraham Lincoln: The 16th U.S. President begins his first term as the country is on the verge of civil war. He is assassinated just as the war ends.

  • Assassination of Franz Ferdinand - A Cause of WWI: Gavrilo Princip tries to commit suicide, after his fatal shooting of the Archduke and his wife, but the cyanide in the capsule he swallows is old, hence ineffective.

  • Assassination of JFK - Death Announcement: Not knowing whether there was a conspiracy behind the death of President Kennedy, officials initially delayed the formal announcement of his death.

  • A STORY OF TRAGEDY: The Galveston Daily News reports that no one will ever be able to explain the grief and destruction.

  • ATC Cleveland Center - Flight 93 Hijacking Transmissions: This clip is the actual FAA Air Traffic Control transmission from ATC Cleveland Center on the morning of September 11, 2001.

  • A TEACHER in YAMBUKU GETS SICK: Mabalo Lokela, a teacher living in a remote part of Zaire (today's Republic of Congo), is the "index patient" for a new disease which will be called Ebola.

  • A TEEN HERO NAMED JEAN-BAPTISTE JUPILLE: When word about Pasteur's vaccine spreads, a teenaged hero who saved the lives of six young shepherds needs the vaccine. He arrives from Arbois, Pasteur's childhood home.

  • A TERRIBLE COINCIDENCE: To avoid torpedo strikes by German U-boats, the Lusitania changes course, but is still in danger.

  • At Sea During a Monster Storm: Released in 2010, and distributed in America by Disneynature, the documentary film, Oceans, took four years to make and covers about 50 different locations. The featured storm, in this clip, occurred ...

  • Attack of Pearl Harbor: You will know why Japan attacked Hawaii.

  • ATTACK on PEARL HARBOR: At 7:53 a.m. the Japanese first attack American planes and then begin to bomb "Battleship Row"; finally at 7:58 a.m., air raid sirens begin.

  • ATTACK on the PENTAGON: Flight 77 strikes the Pentagon killing all 70 people onboard and 190 people in the building.

  • Auschwitz: Place of Horrors: Pope Francis calls attention to Auschwitz-Birkenau, a place of horrors for so many people during WWII.

  • Auschwitz Through the Eyes of Its Commandant: In April of 1942, Slovakia began handing over its Jews to the Nazi government.

  • Austin Cloyd: Read a poem about the life of Austin Michelle Cloyd, an 18 year-old freshman in International Studies and French.

  • AVOIDING NUCLEAR MELTDOWN: If cracks are not repaired to contain the coolant, the K-19 could explode due to a meltdown.

  • AwesomeStories: Lessons for an Advanced Level ESL Classroom : Adult ESL students at the advanced level need reading assignments that pique their interest, are adult in content and challenge their English language skills.

  • A WHALE ATTACKS the ESSEX:

  • A WHALE DESTROYS the ESSEX: In an unbelievable turn of events, a sperm whale attacks a whaleship called the Essex on November 20, 1820.

  • A WORLD AT WAR: Archduke Ferdinand's assassination by Gavrilo Princip, a Serb, ignites a chain of events leading to World War I.

  • Banastre Tarleton (1754-1833) - Portrait and Bio : Banastre Tarleton (1754-1833), from Liverpool, was a daring British commander who won several battles in the South during the American Revolution. He was much-reviled, however, for his cruel tactics.

  • Barbara Anderson McDermott - Lusitania Survivor: A young girl is on a doomed ship but survives the Lusitania's sinking, along with her mother. She clutches a souvenir spoon throughout the awful ordeal, from the time the ship is struck until she is s...

  • Battle of Britain - Devastation in Coventry: The SS City of Benares was torpedoed by a German U-boat on in 1940 despite the September cold and a stormy sea Bess Walder Cummings and her brother survived.

  • Battle of Britain - London Blitz: "Out of the blue," as survivors recall, the Battle of Britain begins on September 7, 1940. Hundreds of German bombers fly to England from their bases in occupied Northern France.

  • BATTLE OF THE CRATER: The Yankees explode a tunnel under the Confederate lines but are trapped in the crater as the Confederates rally and kill them.

  • Battle of the Nile - Turning Point in Napoleonic Wars: French and British troops battled over Egypt.

  • BERTIE'S STAMMER: Prince Albert stammers through his speech closing the 1925 British Empire Exhibition, then agrees to seek help for his speech.

  • BIRTH of the WORLD TRADE CENTER: View photographs from the U.S. National Archives of the birth of the World Trade Center.

  • 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.

  • Black Death: 3 cases of human plague are reported in New Mexico. What is this illness? In the 1300s, science does little to prevent, diagnose or treat Bubonic Plague ("Black Death"). In 2014, Madagascar battles to...

  • Black Death Victims - Funeral at Tournai, Belgium: So many people died in plague, in 1349, that there were not enough coffins to care for all the bodies.

  • Black Hawk Down: US military troops enter every battle thinking they will win because of superior technology; this isn't always the case.

  • Black Hawk Down - Super 64 in Flight before Crash: On October 3, 1993 Chief Warrant Officer Michael J. Durant is piloting his MH-60L Black Hawk helicopter, known as Super 64, in the skies above Mogadishu, Somalia. Then the unthinkable happens.

  • BLACK HAWK GOING DOWN!: It's October 3, 1993 and a Black Hawk chopper - Super 64 - is flying over Mogadishu. Soon thereafter, the crew tries to recover hurt or dead soldiers. Then Super 64 is also struck by a rocket-propelle...

  • BLACK HAWKS IN SOMALIA: The helicopters sent to Somalia are Black Hawks; they have many uses including carrying troops and weapons.

  • Blaming Irish Peasants for the Great Hunger: This image is from the 10 October 1846 issue of the Pictorial Times. Its accompanying article, written by a Brit, blames Ireland for the famine which followed the potato blight.

  • Blind Curve near Nashville Called Dutchman’s Curve: A blind curve along the railway near Nashville is known as Dutchman's Curve. America's deadliest train wreck occurred near this area in 1918 when two trains were traveling toward each other on a singl...

  • Bombing Japan - Incendiary Bombs Over Tokyo: By the fall of 1944, American military leaders realized that Japan would be unwilling to surrender and convinced military planners to take drastic measures.

  • BOMBING OF NAGASAKI: An atomic bomb called "Fat Man" detonates above the Japanese city of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. Less than a week later, Japan surrenders, ending WWII.

  • Book Burning and Censorship: The First Amendment is created to protect the creation and expression of ideas.

  • BOOK DEPOSITORY EVIDENCE: Police find paper wrappings, cartridges, a rifle and fingerprints on the sixth floor of the Dallas School Book Depository.

  • Borodino Battle and Battlefield: Borodino, a small village about 70 miles west of Moscow, was the site of a bloody battle during the Napoleonic Wars. It took place on September 7, 1812 and was made even more famous in Tolstoy's "War ...

  • BRAZIL and the ATLANTIC FOREST: The Atlantic Forest is a forest area which once covered a great part of Brazil, but most of it is now cut-down.

  • Brian Bluhm: Read a poem about the life of Brian Bluhm, a 25 year-old second year Masters student in Civil Engineering.

  • Brighton Bombing - 1984: Patrick Magee, a member of the IRA, visits the Grand Hotel in Brighton about a month before the Conservative Party holds its annual conference there in October of 1984. During his stay, Magee plants ...

  • Buccaneers Raid Spanish Ships and Towns: In 1667, a French pirate known as Franois L'Olonnais plans an attack on Maracaibo (a city in todays northwestern Venezuela). Disastrous consequences follow for the city's residents.

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