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  • ARTHUR AND HIS WORLD: King Arthur, aRoman, leads the Britons in battles against theAnglo-Saxons in the early 6th century.

  • Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales: Although his parents had great plans for their son, Arthur dies when he is only 15 years old.

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

  • A SPLIT-UP FAMILY: Desmond sees giving up his children as temporary, but the government has other ideas.

  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand: During a June 28, 1914 visit to Sarajevo, Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie are assassinated. The archduke's death is a precipitating cause of World War I.

  • ASSASSINATION OF PHILIP II: Alexander is quick to claim the throne after the death of his father who was murdered, by one of the King's own bodyguards.

  • Assassin Fires at Franz Ferdinand and Sophie Chotek: Driving through the streets of Sarajevo, the driver of Franz Ferdinand makes a wrong turn. This provides a potential assassin with a deadly opportunity.

  • Astrology in Medieval Medicine: Zodiac Man and His Relationship to Medicine.

  • 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.

  • Athena - Greek Goddess of Wisdom: A famous statue of the Greek goddess, Athena Parthenos, is now lost. The work, by Pheidias, once graced the Parthenon in Athens.

  • A TRIAL WITHOUT JUSTICE: Wallace is given a show trial but he is not allowed a lawyer or to speak on his own behalf.

  • A TRIAL WITHOUT JUSTICE: Wallace is given a show trial but he is not allowed a lawyer or to speak on his own behalf.

  • A TRIP TO THE WALL: To man its defenses, Rome builds forts at regular intervals along Hadrian's Wall, and some of them still remain today.

  • A TRIUMPHAL ENTRY: After lying low for a while, Jesus leads a procession into Jerusalem for Passover.

  • 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.

  • ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION OF HITLER:

  • ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION OF HITLER: While at "Wolfsschanze" (Wolf's Lair), for a military planning conference, Hitler survives an assassination attempt. Even though he is in prison, Bonhoeffer is implicated in the plot.

  • ATTILA DECIMATES THE WEST: Having plundered most of the towns and cities in the eastern empire, Attila goes west to Gaul.

  • ATTILA: FEARSOME RULER: Attila and his Huns cause death and destruction in town after town on their westward trek.

  • ATTILA MEETS THE POPE: Through a meeting, Pope Leo the Great is able to keep Attila from attacking Rome.

  • ATTILA'S WESTERN TRAVELS: The Huns cause death and destruction through town after town on their westward trek.

  • Attila the Hun: Attila, king of the fifth-century Huns, seeking land, destroys many towns during his eight-year rule.

  • A TWO-HANDED SWORD GETS BUSY: Scottish resistance begins full force in 1297, when Wallace and his men kill the sheriff of Lanark and 240 others.

  • A TWO-HANDED SWORD GETS BUSY: Scottish resistance begins full force in 1297, when Wallace and his men kill the sheriff of Lanark and 240 others.

  • 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.

  • Auschwitz - To the Death Barracks: An image, maintained by the German Federal Archives, depicts an elderly woman and three children who have been selected for the "death barracks."

  • AVALANCHES: People cause 95% of all avalanche accidents; the average avalanche travels around 80 mph.

  • Avarice - Extreme Greed: Dante Alighieri's Inferno, part of his "Divine Comedy," is a place where Virgil accompanies Dante as they see individuals who were characterized by avarice ("extreme greed") during their lifetime.

  • A VISIT FROM SAINT NICHOLAS: Who is responsible for Santa Claus being fat and jolly? Author Clement Moore and illustrator Thomas Nast get the credit for creating that image of Santa Claus.

  • A Warning of War Comes to Norway: A ship, being used as a German-troop transport, arrives in Norwegian waters on the 8th of April, 1940. After the ship is sunk, by an Allied submarine, the ship's survivors tell Norwegian officials the...

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

  • Babington Letter with Forged Postscript: Mary Queen of Scots was tried for her part in the Babington plot to kill Queen Elizabeth. The evidence against her included the forged note.

  • Babi Yar - Nazi Massacre: In September of 1941, thousands of Jewish people were living in (and near) the city ofKiev(inSoviet Ukraine). The Nazis made a decision tokill those peopleduring their invasion ofthe Soviet Union.

  • BABYLON AFTER HAMMURABI: Babylon does not rise again as a major empire until King Nebuchadnezzar who is famous for his Hanging Gardens.

  • Babylonian Empire: The Babylonian Empire became a dominant force in the ancient world, after the fall of the Assyrians.

  • BAD DECISIONS: Nicholas' coronation feast causes the death of about 2,000 people and his reign causes Russia many military losses.

  • BAD LAWS: The Catholic Church laws, in 19th-century Italy, legally allow baptized Jewish children to be taken from their families.

  • 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...

  • Barricade Aboard a Slave Ship: This painting, of a ship theMarie Seraphique at Cap Francais (in Haiti), depicts a barricade which separated the main deck from the quarterdeck on a slave ship.

  • BATAAN and CORREGIDOR: The military retreats to Bataan and General MacArthur moves to Corregidor.

  • BATTLE at the HOT GATES: Thermopylae is the battleground for a fight where the defending Greek army kills many of Xerxes' invading Persian soldiers.

  • Battle at Vinegar Hill: The Irish Rebellion of 1798 - when the United Irishmen attempted to free their country of British rule - ultimately did not succeed.

  • 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 Cape Gloucester - Marines Land and Fight: The battle at Cape Gloucester turned from uncontested to a vicious engagement.

  • Battle of Garigliano - 1503: Historians believe that Thomas Cromwell fought on the side of the French against the Spanish at the Battle of Garigliano in 1503.

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