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  • 12 Years a Slave: In 1841, Solomon Northup (a free black living in Saratoga) is betrayed, sold to a Southern plantation owner and spends 12 years as a slave before he is rescued.

  • 1863 DRAFT LAW: Congress passes a draft law to recruit men to fight for the Union, but it allows wealthy men to buy their way out of service.

  • 1863 DRAFT RIOTS: For nearly a week in July 1863, New Yorkers riot against the Conscription Law.

  • 1898 ATTITUDES: Near the end of the 19th century, some Americans believe that the U.S. should become an empire similar to Britain.

  • 19TH CENTURY CROP CIRCLES: In 1880, John Rand Capron, an amateur scientist, suggests storm conditions can form crop circles.

  • 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.

  • 22 YEARS LATE: Since 1965, PG&E knows their plants are putting harmful chemicals into the environment, but does not admit it for 22 years.

  • 22 YEARS LATE:

  • 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.

  • A BARBAROUS SENTENCE:

  • 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.".

  • ABEL and POWERS - A SPY for a SPY: Oliver Powers, father of the downed U-2 pilot, first conceives the idea that his son could be exchanged for Rudolf Abel. In other words: Exchange a spy for a spy.

  • ABOUT IWO JIMA: Iwo Jima is directly in the flight path of airplanes trying to reach Tokyo from the mid-Pacific; it is crucial territory for both Japanese and American military forces.

  • 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 - 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.

  • 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 BUDDING INTELLECTUAL :

  • A CADDIE'S ADVICE: Caddies help golfers with advice to improve their game in a similar way that spiritual advisors help others to improve life.

  • 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 CHANGING CULTURE: Britons remaining in their homeland rally and fight back through the telling of heroic tales, such as Beowulf.

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

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

  • A CLOSED SOCIETY: Britain's "high society" is closed to all who are not born into the upper class.

  • 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 DESERTER: In Charles Frazier's book, Cold Mountain, Inman is a wounded Confederate soldier who deserts after participating in terrible battles.

  • A DISINTEGRATING VESSEL: The submerged Titanic is located in 1985.

  • A DOMESTIC PROBLEM: In the 19th and early 20th century, women do not have the right to vote but they lead an effort to end the alcohol problem.

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

  • A DOOMED SHIP: SOS signals and lifeboats can't help people on the Titanic. The wireless operator on the closest ship, about an hour away, has shut-off his system for the night.

  • A DOYLE VICTORY: In December of 1955, Doyle wins his case, but the laws remain unchanged.

  • Adventures of Huck Finn, by Mark Twain, Chapter 5 - Audio: Huck Finn has a father who beats him.

  • A FAILED AMBUSH: PAVN soldiers suffer when American soldiers destroy supply lines and weapons; they retreat to Chu Pong Mountains to regroup.

  • A FAILED PLAN for FREEDOM : Tone enlists the help of the French to revolt, but it is too little, too late.

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

  • AFRICA, BEFORE SLAVERS: Africa has a rich history and culture before European slave traders arrive and begin to capture slaves.

  • AFTERMATH of BANDA ACEH QUAKE: View the 24-hour timeline of the Banda Aceh earthquake and resulting tsunami.

  • AFTER THE CONSPIRACY TRIAL: Marys son John is captured in Europe and tried in a civil trial, which ends in a mistrial.

  • 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 GLOOMY FORECAST: Columbia tries to replace cocaine money with fresh-flower crops, but Pablo's death cannot stop the cocaine trade.

  • 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.

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