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

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  • 300 - Thermopylae and Rise of an Empire: Leonidas, the king of Sparta, leads the Greek army against Xerxes' Persian army but is killed in the fight at Thermopylae. Later, Themistocles defeats Xerxes with superior naval power.

  • 42 - Jackie Robinson: On the 15th of April, 1947, Jackie Robinson made history when he broke the color-barrier in major league baseball.

  • A BARBAROUS SENTENCE: Wallace is found guilty ofhigh treasonand crimes against English civilians and sentenced to death.

  • 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.

  • Abe Lincoln with His Son Tad: In 1863, President Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November would be Thanksgiving Day. He issued a turkey reprieve - which we would call a pardon - the next month in light of his son Tad's reque...

  • 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.

  • Abigail Adams: Abigail Adams, in many ways, was a woman ahead of her time. When her husband, John, served as America's 2nd president, critics referred to Abigail as "Mrs. President."

  • Abigail and John Adams Debate the Rights of Women: As early as 1776, before Britain's colonies in America became a nation, Abigail Adams urged her husband to "remember the ladies" in the Declaration of Independence.

  • A BOGUS CHARGE: Penn goes "against the crown" and must defend himself in London's Old Bailey.

  • 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.

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

  • Abraham Lincoln and His Tousled Hair: When Abraham Lincoln did not like the way a photographer had smoothed his hair, the future President ran his fingers through it - just before the picture was taken - giving himself (and his hair) a hi...

  • 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.

  • 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 BUDDING INTELLECTUAL: Dietrich Bonhoeffer speaks out against Hitler's position on Jews. He believes that to remain silent is wrong; to not act is, in fact, to act.

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

  • A CHANGE IN LEADERS: Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin are allies in the plan to defeat Hitler.

  • 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 Christmas Carol: The classic story, by Charles Dickens, told in a new way. Read, or hear, this abridged and dramatized version as Ebenezer Scrooge finds a new way to live his life.

  • A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - Video Clip: To help provide for his growing family, Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol over a period of three weeks in 1843.

  • A CORONER'S INQUEST: Wyatt Earp, a lawman, is arrested and charged with murdering Frank McLaury, Tom McLaury and Billy Clanton.

  • A CROSS-CHANNEL ATTACK: The Allies devise a plan to break Hitler's reign in Europe by attacking from a new waterfront direction.

  • A DIVIDED CITY: Berlin is caught in the conflict that erupts and the Russians erect the Berlin Wall to divide the city.

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

  • Adlai Stevenson's UN Confrontation with Ambassador Zorin: On October 25, 1962, Adlai Stevenson confronts Soviet Ambassador Zorin in the United Nations. The US, says Stevenson, is prepared to "wait until hell freezes over" to hear a truthful answer whether th...

  • 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 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).

  • Agent of Grace: Statue of Dietrich Bonhoeffer at Westminster Abbey in London.

  • A GROWING RESENTMENT: The people of France begin to resent Marie Antoinette when she changes customs at Versailles to procedures she used in Vienna.

  • A GRUESOME DEATH: Mary's beheading does not go smoothly, taking 3 tries to behead her.

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

  • 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, The: Texians, rebel forces who want their independence from Mexico, fight at the Alamo against Mexican general Santa Anna. The Alamo falls on March 6, 1836. This led to the battle cry: "Remember the Alamo!...

  • 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...

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