28AUG 2016
Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by

Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by

A tiny derringer, hidden in the assassin’s pocket, felled the President and sealed the South’s fate. The bloodstained pillow that cushioned Abraham Lincoln’s head and the .44-caliber “pocket cannon” that fired the fatal shot are what most captivate visitors to Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site in Washington, D.C., as they imagine the events of April 14, 1865. At approximately…

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27AUG 2016
Abraham Lincoln was President

Abraham Lincoln was President

When Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860, seven slave states left the Union to form the Confederate States of America, and four more joined when hostilities began between the North and South. A bloody civil war then engulfed the nation as Lincoln vowed to preserve the Union, enforce the laws of the United States, and end the secession. The war lasted for more than…

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26AUG 2016
Cold War in Vietnam

Cold War in Vietnam

Vietnam: in the air and on the ground You were sending home week after week, planes full of young, mutilated people. Most people see amputated limbs as nice rounded finished off stumps. We didn’t get that. We had the ragged ends. Lieutenant Fay Lewis Australian soldiers lie strapped to their stretchers inside a RAAF Hercules aircraft, while two RAAF nurses check on them prior…

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25AUG 2016
Industrial Revolution handouts

Industrial Revolution handouts

To fight against catastrophic climate change, BC needs to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to near zero before 2050. The Climate Justice Project (CJP) calls this a “green industrial revolution” that will have transformative impacts on the economy and society. Past industrial revolutions, however, have caused great upheaval and hardship, with some sectors of society bearing…

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24AUG 2016
Historical events in American

Historical events in American

CBST@40: Living NYC’s LGBTQ Histories Book Celebration & Talk This special program will host two of the foremothers of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the LGBTQ synagogue: the book’s author, Rabbi Ayelet S. Cohen, and the author of its preface, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, for a stimulating conversation on their longtime work at CBST. We will celebrate the publication of…

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23AUG 2016
World War Two military records

World War Two military records

After the start of World War II, Donovan worked with the newly created Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) to place the COI under JCS control; while preserving COI autonomy, and gaining access to military support and resources. On June 13, 1942, the COI became the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). The OSS gathered intelligence information about practically every country in existence…

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22AUG 2016
Sons of Liberty in the American Revolution

Sons of Liberty in the American Revolution

Sons of Liberty: The Masterminds of the Boston Tea Party The Sons of Liberty, a well-organized Patriot paramilitary political organization shrouded in secrecy, was established to undermine British rule in colonial America and was influential in organizing and carrying out the Boston Tea Party. The origins and founding of the Sons of Liberty is unclear, but history records the…

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21AUG 2016
Official Pearl Harbor website

Official Pearl Harbor website

The National Park Services’ Official USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Tour All the major National Parks offer great public narrated tours, and the narrated audio tour at the USS Arizona Memorial is truly exceptional. Thus to enhance your USS Arizona Memorial visit, we highly recommend that you purchase the Official USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Tour for just $7.50. Hosted by the…

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20AUG 2016
When did the Industrial Revolution end

When did the Industrial Revolution end

There are around 4, Alpine glaciers of various sizes that are currently under threat from warming temperatures. During the Little Ice Age, which stretched from the beginning of the 14th Century to around 1850, glaciers thrived in the cool climate and in the mid 19th Century were almost twice as large as they are now, reported. As Europe became increasingly industrialised the…

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19AUG 2016
World War Hulk Aftersmash

World War Hulk Aftersmash

History At the beginning of the 20th century, the race for the tallest building in the world started. The Chrysler Building at 405 Lexington Avenue was the first building to top the then-highest building, the Eiffel Tower in Paris. New York would keep the highest building in the world until 1974, when the Sears Tower was built in Chicago. For Walter P. Chrysler, from the car…

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