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  • K19 Widowmaker: K-19, a Soviet nuclear submarine, experiences disaster during a training exercise on July 4, 1961.

  • Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara: Kidnapping is against the law today, but that was not always the case.

  • King James I: King James oversees the English translation of the Bible, but scholars debate the accuracy of the text.

  • King Kong: King Kong, the movie, debuts during the Great-Depression era and stars a huge gorilla which frightens the people of New York City.

  • Knight's Tale, A: During jousting tournaments, knights display courage in the face of danger.

  • Land of Sweets: As Nutcracker resumes his ability to speak, he visits Marie. Asking her to travel with him, to see wonderful things, Nutcracker assures Marie that she will be safe.

  • Last Supper - By Leonardo da Vinci: The Easter Story has been depicted by artists for centuries, especially during Medieval and Renaissance times. Da Vinci's "Last Supper," a fresco in a Milan church, is one of the most famous.

  • League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a movie set in the late 19th century and stars a group of fictional literary people.

  • Learning to Fly - Wendy Darling and Her Brothers: Harold Richmond, a philanthropist, grew-up loving Sir Thomas Clapperton’s "Wonderland" sculpture located in Oamaru, on New Zealand’s South Island.

  • Lehua, Ka’ao a ka Wahine: A Hawaiian Noble Woman Comes of Age: A story of a young Hawaiian ali'i (noble) girl becoming a woman during this time of great cultural change.

  • Leopold and Loeb: The defendants show no mercy to their young victim, so the prosecution cries for "no mercy" for Leopold and Loeb.

  • Life in an Irish Industrial School: Thousands of Irish children were sent to places called "Industrial Schools" throughout the 1950s. Many of these "schools" were not suitable for children, and subsequent investigations have been scathi...

  • Louis Pasteur and the Rabies Virus: Humble all his life, Louis Pasteur changes the world with many of his groundbreaking ideas. His rabies vaccination is just one of his accomplishments, and in November of 1888 the Pasteur Institute ope...

  • Lusitania Sinking: During World War I, Germany warns Americans not to sail aboard ships whose route of travel includes the waters around the British Isles. Lusitania sinks on May 7, 1915 with Americans on board.

  • Magna Carta: King John signs the Magna Carta on June 15, 1215. What is the Magna Carta and why should we care?

  • Marbury vs Madison: How the U.S. Supreme Court gains the right, never mentioned in the U.S. Constitution, to strike down laws.

  • Margaret Mitchell - Gone with the Wind: Before modern feminism was a concept, Margaret Mitchell and GWTW helped to push women from the American South into the 20th century.

  • Marie's Pet: The original story of "The Nutcracker," by E.T.A. Hoffman, introduces us to the Nutcracker in Chapter 3 where this interesting wooden creature is called "Marie's Pet."

  • Mark Twain: Mark Twain, who was born two months prematurely and died on the 21st of April, 1910, remains one of America's greatest writers.

  • Mark Twain and His Jumping Frog Story: It was in this cabin - owned by James and William Gillis and located in Tuolumne County, California - where Samuel Clemens, writing as Mark Twain, created the story which made him famous.

  • Men of Honor: Story of Carl Brashear: Men of Honor is a movie inspired by the true story of Carl Brashear, the first African-American Master Diver in the U.S. Navy.

  • Miss Potter: At Easter time, we think about bunnies, like Peter Rabbit (based on a real bunny called Peter Piper). Beatrix Potter, the author who created Peter Rabbit and other fun characters, was a very interesti...

  • Moneyball: Moneyball is a movie about the Oakland A's baseball team and the unusual way its general manager, Billy Beane, selects his players for the 2002 season.

  • Muhammad the Prophet: Few people in Western civilization understand Islam, the Muslim faith.

  • Murder at Harvard: John Webster Story: Dr. John Webster, a Harvard professor, murders George Parkman, a rich member of Boston's high society, in a highly publicized case.

  • Murder of Thomas Becket: In the 12th century, the King of England was vexed by Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury.

  • Musketeer, The: The Musketeer is a movie based on the life of D'Artagnan, a character from Alexandre Dumas' novel "The Three Musketeers."

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  • National Treasure: Book of Secrets: Lincoln's actions, and the role he plays in holding his country together, make him one of the most-important figures in history.

  • Nellie Bly and Her Round the World Trip: Elizabeth Cochrane, whose pen name was Nellie Bly, took a radical round-the-world trip in 1889. It made her the most-famous woman in the world.

  • Normandy Invasion: It's the 6th of June, 1944, and everything depends on a full moon and perfect tide levels.

  • Nutcracker: The Original Story: Enjoy an abridged version, with videos, of Hoffman's original Nutcracker tale featuring The Nutcracker and The Mouse King.

  • Packard, Elizabeth - Civil Rights Advocate: Elizabeth Packard's story illustrates why American women were not truly free until they could vote.

  • Paul Revere: Treason Trial: Most people know Paul Revere as the man who rode through the countryside on April 18, 1775 warning people that the British were coming.

  • Pearl Harbor: On December 7, 1941, Americans at Pearl Harbor are unaware they are about to suffer a surprise Japanese attack. Shortly before 8 AM, on that Sunday morning, the devastating attack begins.

  • Penn, William - Jury Goes to Prison: William Penn's jurors must decide his case without food or water and are required to find for the government. When jurors vote their own way, bad things happen for them.

  • Pentagon Papers: As told in "The Post," stunned Americans learn that federal-government leaders have lied about Vietnam when Neil Sheehan publishes his first Pentagon Papers story in the New York Times.

  • People Rule: Examine American records dating over the past 275 years to see how Americans react to Government overstepping its powers.

  • Perfect Storm, The: The Perfect Storm is a movie based on the true story of a fishing ship, called the Andrea Gail, which is lost at sea during the great storm of 1991.

  • Physician in the 11th Century - Illumination: In the 11th century, doctors made house calls. At the time, the purpose of medicine, as described by Avicenna in his "Canon of Medicine," was the "preservation of health if it is already attained and ...

  • Pianist, The: Wladyslaw Szpilman, a concert pianist, is rescued from going to a Nazi concentration camp.

  • Pilgrims to America: A Pictorial History: Searching for religious freedom, the Pilgrims sail for the "new world" on the Mayflower. They had to abandon their second leaking boat, called the "Speedwell."

  • Plessy vs Ferguson: Legal Segregation: In 1892 African American Homer Plessy is arrested for refusing to sit in back of train in New Orleans.

  • Pompeii: Pompeii's citizens do not understand that a disaster is about to engulf their town. Ignoring warnings from a rumbling Vesuvius, they see their town destroyed; it remains buried for thousands of years.

  • President McKinley - Assassination: President Obama announces a name change for Mt. McKinley, which prompts a question: Who was President McKinley? During September of 1901, Leon Czolgosz assassinates William McKinley, the popular 25th ...

  • Protestant Bible: A Journey Through Centuries: As the most-read, best-selling book of all time, the Bible has thousands of different translations.

  • Purgatory and Dante's Divine Comedy: Purgatory is a place where a person's soul briefly goes after death, in order to serve penance.

  • Puritans and The Scarlet Letter: Salem, scene of the 17th-century witch trials, is also home to Nathaniel Hawthorne, author ofThe Scarlet Letter.

  • Red Tails: Red Tail pilots are African American Tuskegee trained airmen who prove their worth in WWII.

  • Remember The Titans: Remember the Titans is a film based on the true story of CoachHerman Boone, who tries to integrate a football team.

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