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  • A MARTYR'S DEATH:

  • A MARTYR'S DEATH: Dietrich Bonhoeffer keeps his faith in the goodness of God even as the Nazis hang him.

  • Amazing Grace: On May 12, 1789 William Wilberforce chided fellow members of the British Parliament with these words: ''You can look the other way, but you can no longer say you didn't know'' (about the slave trade)...

  • AMAZING GRACE: John Newton wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace" years after a dangerous sea voyage.

  • AMERICA CAPTURES a U-BOAT: America captures its first U-boat, the U-505, off the coast of French West Africa.

  • AMERICA ENTERS WWI: The U.S. enters the war in April 1917 using the sinking of the Lusitania as the main reason.

  • AMERICA IN 1898: Life in America in 1898 is very different from life today.

  • AMERICAN ARCHIVAL EVIDENCE: Photographs, audio/video footage, documents, eyewitness testimony and memoirs all prove that the Holocaust occurs.

  • AMERICANS FLY FOR FRANCE: Young Americans want to fly combat missions for France during WWI; they form the Escadrille Americaine (American Squadron).

  • AMERICANS LEAVE: American troops begin leaving Vietnam in 1971, while fighting continues until a cease fire in 1973; it is still two years until the fall of Saigon.

  • AMMUNITION ON BOARD?: Studies show the Lusitania exploded because the torpedo struck coal bins, not illegal arms, causing coal dust to catch fire.

  • An 1847 Home Ejectment in Ireland: An Irish peasant family is treated horrifically when the family members not only lose their home but see it destroyed.

  • A NATIONAL CATASTROPHE: British landowners evict starving families and burn their homes during the Irish Potato Famine..

  • A NATIONAL DISASTER: Famine and poverty follow the failed potato crop of 1845.

  • A NAZI DEATH CAMP: Photographs, blueprints, and records provide evidence that Auschwitz and Auschwitz II (Birkenau) are operating death camps.

  • Ancient City of Susa: Susa, an important city in the ancient world (when it was the capital of Elam), is located in Iran. It is one of the oldest, continuously inhabited cities of the world.

  • Ancient Greece - Moving Ships Over Land : With the Isthmus of Corinth preventing easy sea travel to Athens, the ancients invent a way to help boats cross the Isthmus on land. They make a road - known as "The Diolkos" - which serves as an over...

  • ANCIENT ORIGINS: Jewish leaders, St. Augustine, and St. Cyprian write about a purifying process after a person's death.

  • AN EMPTY TOMB:

  • A NEW LEADER IN BERLIN: As Hitler seizes power, the Jewish persecution begins.

  • Anglo-Saxon Settlements in England:

  • Anglo-Saxon Warrior - Thegn:

  • ANGLO-SAXON WARS: Losing hope, many Britons flee the country and others yield to the Anglo-Saxons and become their slaves.

  • ANGUISH FOR THE GIRLS: Nicholas' daughters survive the first hail of bullets because the gems sewn into their clothing provide some protection from the bullets.

  • Animals as Defendants: Today, if an animal kills a human being, it is often "put to sleep." In medieval times, killer animals - and insects - were put on trial for similar "crimes."

  • ANIMALS as DEFENDANTS - PIGS: Medieval pigs are put on trial, spend time in prison and then are executed for their "crimes."

  • ANIMALS as DEFENDANTS - RATIONALE: Killer animals are on trial because people believe Satan acts through those animals.

  • ANIMALS as DEFENDANTS - RATS: A lawyer tries to defend a pack of rats, but problems arise in summoning the rats to court.

  • Anna Ladd Creates Face Mask for Disfigured Soldier: Anna Ladd, at her studio in Paris, works-on a facial mask intended to help a wounded soldier return to life in the public eye.

  • ANNIHILATION: Eruptions lead to the river of mud, hot ash and gases that bury Pompeii.

  • ANTI-GRAVITY AND CAVORITE: "Cavorite" - a fictitious substance that allows flight - is found by Dr. Cavor, inWells'novel -The First Men in the Moon.

  • ANTI-MUSLIM RIOTS in DHARAVI: Religious riots throughout India cause the deaths of about 2,000 people.

  • AN UNLIKELY CHOICE: Dietrich Bonhoeffer grew up in the town of Breslau (now Wroclaw). His decision to become a minister surprised his family of intellectuals.

  • An Unlikely Hero: The Story of Raoul Wallenberg: Raoul Wallenberg was instrumental in rescuing 100,000 people during World War II. Most people have never heard his story.

  • AN UNTIMELY DEATH: After the death of Henri IV, Cardinal Richelieu advises the new young King Louis XIII, and life for the Huguenots gets worse.

  • A ONE-HANDED FIGHT: If there is a threat against American interests in Southeast Asia, are we too cautious to invade North Vietnam?

  • A PACIFIC EMPIRE: Japan decides to take control of East Asia and stop white, colonial control because they want to create an empire.

  • APARTHEID in SOUTH AFRICA: The British government in South Africa enacts race-based laws to oppress blacks in the country.

  • A POWER VACUUM: Britons seek help from Angles, Saxons, and Jutes to keep out invaders, but those invited foreigners soon become invading intruders.

  • A QUEEN LOSES HER HEAD: Mary is tried and convicted of treason; she is beheaded in 1587 and there are eyewitness accounts of her death.

  • ARAMAIC LANGUAGE: First-century Judea combines Roman rule, Greek thought, Jewish tradition, and the Aramaic language.

  • ARCHITECTS BLINDED: Legend says when Ivan sees St. Basil he is overwhelmed with its beauty and orders the architect be blinded so the cathedral can never be outdone.

  • ARE THESE ROMANOV BONES?: DNA and skeletal evidence prove that human remains which are found belong to the Romanov family and their staff.

  • ARE THESE ROMANOV-FAMILY BONES?: DNA and skeletal evidence prove that uncovered remains belong to the Romanov family and their staff.

  • ARGO: Tensions between the US and Iran still run high. Is there a cause for this ongoing friction? On the 27th of January, 1980, six diplomats secretly escape from Iran. Argo is a film about the rescue of t...

  • ARGO and ITS AFTERMATH: The remaining 55 hostages are let go after 444 days, and Mendez receives honors for his rescue mission.

  • Armistice, 1918 - Germans Raise a White Flag: By the fall of 1918, Germans had endured four years of misery and loss. Citizens and military men alike were getting tired of the war - just like their opponents.

  • A ROYAL CHILDHOOD: Learn about Marie Antoinette's royal childhood and see the three palaces where she spends her time.

  • ART and the EASTER STORY:

  • ART AT THE TIME OF IVAN IV: Learn about some of the icons, frescoes, and paintings created between the 13th and 16th century

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