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Presidential Assassinations Books about Presidential Assassinations and related matters The President Has Been Shot : True Stories of the Attacks on Ten U.S. Presidents In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect Legacy of Secrecy: The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination The Killing of a President : The Complete Photographic Record of the JFK Assassination, the Conspiracy, and the Cover-Up Bloody Treason : On Solving History's Greatest Murder Mystery: The Assassination of John F. Murder in Dealey Plaza Case Closed : Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of John F. The Day Lincoln Was Shot We Saw Lincoln Shot A. The Fatal Bullet : The True Account of the Assassination, Lingering, Pain, Death, and Burial of James A. The purpose of this site is to provide researchers, teachers, students, politicians, journalists, and citizens a complete resource guide to the US Presidents. firstname.lastname@example.org
Nunn-Lugar Revisited Senator Sam Nunn details the politics of denuclearization at the Musgrove conference; to his right, Bill Perry and Gloria Duffy, September 2013. Washington, DC, November 22, 2013 – The final shipment of highly enriched uranium from former Soviet nuclear warheads to the U.S. on November 14, and President Obama's award of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former Senator Richard Lugar on November 20, have brought new public attention to the underappreciated success story of the Nunn-Lugar initiative — the subject of a new research project by the National Security Archive, which organized the first "critical oral history" gathering this fall of U.S. and Russian veterans of Nunn-Lugar. The former Soviet Union in the 1990s achieved an unprecedented "proliferation in reverse" with the denuclearization of former republics and the consolidation of nuclear weapons and fissile material inside Russia. Sergei Rogov describes Nunn-Lugar origins; to his left, Gen. Victor Yesin. Conference Agenda 1.
Amazing world Archive Edge walk on world’s tallest building Toronto’s Edge Walk at the CN Tower has become Toronto’s most extreme action for adventure seeking people; tourists are guided to literally walk on the edge of one of the world’s tallest buildings, 116 storeys (1168 feet). Source Read full post... Spectacular photos of storm in Russia Amazing photos of storm captured by Russian Oleg Ivanov, an amateur photographer. Read full post... Amazing seafood restaurant on a rock Rock Restaurant, an awesome seafood restaurant located on a rock near the Michanwi Pingwe beach in Zanzibar, Tanzania, can offer guests stunning views of the Indian Ocean and delicious seafood caught live from the sea, customers can watch how the diver to find and catch what they want from the sea. Read full post... Amazing beach in grasslands At the grasslands near the LIanes town north of Spain, people were surprised to find a beach and named it Gulpiyuri. Read full post... Beautiful ice caves in the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
1 | 2012 L’attentat, objet d'histoire Sous des formes très diverses – du carnage au jet de chaussure en passant par le sabotage de voies ferrées et la fusillade ciblée –, l’attentat rythme notre actualité politique. Souvent englobé dans la catégorie pourtant récente et polémique du « terrorisme », l’attentat politique est en général présenté comme une des réalités qui, dans l’histoire, distinguent plus particulièrement notre époque. Ce numéro propose de s’interroger sur l’histoire et l’historicité de ce phénomène en réalité très ancien, mais qui marque de son empreinte notre modernité politique et médiatique. Sans ignorer la spécificité d’une violence « aveugle » ou « totale » peut-être propre au monde contemporain, mais sans s’enfermer non plus dans la notion trompeuse du « terrorisme », il nous a semblé important d’interroger dans le long terme les pratiques du meurtre politique, des techniques d’intimidation, des politiques de la peur et des tactiques de la terreur.
Operation Munchkin: Nazi plan to breed giant Angora rabbits for clothes Starving inmates of concentration camps were forced to grow fresh vegetables to feed the animalsSome were even executed by the SS for not showing the animals the proper respectThe brain child of Heinrich Himmler rabbit breeding programmes existed at 31 death campsHe wanted their fur for lined coats for the Luftwaffe pilots, cosy socks for U-Boat personnel and warm underwear for the infantry Animals given heated hutches and 'plenty of space' often just yards from where prisoners lived in squalid, over-crowded and freezing blocks By Alan Hall Published: 16:11 GMT, 26 September 2013 | Updated: 20:19 GMT, 26 September 2013 Details of a bizarre Nazi plan to breed giant Angora rabbits in concentration camps to provide fur-lined clothing for Hitler's armed forces has been unearthed in a German archive. 'Operation Munchkin', as it was known, was the brainchild of sinister S.S. chief Heinrich Himmler who was had a career as a trained chicken farmer before he became the architect of the Holocaust.
Image Archive on American Eugenics Movement he philosopher George Santayana said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." This adage is appropriate to our current rush into the "gene age," which has striking parallels to the eugenics movement of the early decades of the 20th century. Eugenics was, quite literally, an effort to breed better human beings – by encouraging the reproduction of people with "good" genes and discouraging those with "bad" genes. Eugenicists effectively lobbied for social legislation to keep racial and ethnic groups separate, to restrict immigration from southern and eastern Europe, and to sterilize people considered "genetically unfit." We now invite you to experience the unfiltered story of American eugenics – primarily through materials from the Eugenics Record Office at Cold Spring Harbor, which was the center of American eugenics research from 1910-1940. You may find some of the language and images in this Archive offensive.
Lincoln Papers: Lincoln Assassination: Introduction Abraham Lincoln Papers On the evening of April 14, 1865, while attending a special performance of the comedy, "Our American Cousin," President Abraham Lincoln was shot. Accompanying him at Ford's Theater that night were his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, a twenty-eight year-old officer named Major Henry R. Rathbone, and Rathbone's fiancee, Clara Harris. After the play was in progress, a figure with a drawn derringer pistol stepped into the presidential box, aimed, and fired. The assassin, John Wilkes Booth, dropped the pistol and waved a dagger. A doctor in the audience immediately went upstairs to the box. At almost the same moment Booth fired the fatal shot, his accomplice, Lewis Paine, attacked Lincoln's Secretary of State, William Henry Seward. Paine escaped into the night, believing his deed complete. There were at least four conspirators in addition to Booth involved in the mayhem.
List of recessions in the United States In the United States, the unofficial beginning and ending dates of national recessions have been defined by an American private nonprofit research organization known as the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). The NBER defines a recession as "a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months, normally visible in real gross domestic product (GDP), real income, employment, industrial production, and wholesale-retail sales".[nb 1] There have been as many as 47 recessions in the United States since 1790 (although economists and historians dispute certain 19th-century recessions). Cycles in agriculture, consumption, and business investment, and the health of the banking industry also contribute to these declines. In the 19th century, recessions frequently coincided with financial crises. Early recessions and crises Attempts have been made to date recessions in America beginning in 1790. In the 1830s, U.S. See also
Freedom Archives Home Höllische Ingenieure. Attentate und Verschwörungen, ca. 1300-1850 In den vergangenen Jahren sind zahlreiche Untersuchungen zu Attentaten und anderen Formen politischer Gewalt in der Moderne entstanden. Die Frühneuzeitforschung hat sich bei diesem Thema allerdings noch zurückgehalten. Auch die Kriminalitätsgeschichte hat das Feld der politischen Delinquenz vor 1800 bislang kaum in den Blick genommen. Die Tagung dient daher dem Zweck, bisherige Erkenntnisse zu bündeln, neue Erkenntnisse vorzustellen und weitere Forschungsperspektiven aufzuzeigen. Die Vorträge stellen nicht nur bislang kaum bekannte Fälle vor, sondern untersuchen diese mit Blick auf unterschiedliche Resonanzen: in der Strafrechtspraxis, in politischen und sicherheitspraktischen Diskursen oder in medialen Repräsentationen. Nicht zuletzt wird dabei auch gefragt, inwiefern infolge von Verschwörungen Sicherheit zu einem Gegenstand politischen Entscheidens geworden war. Donnerstag, 3. 14:00 Uhr:Einleitung 14:30-15:15:Georg Jostkleigrewe (Münster):Teuflische Taten. Freitag, 4. Samstag, 5.
Timeline of United States military operations This is a timeline of United States government military operations. The list through 1975 is based on Committee on International Relations (now known as the Committee on Foreign Affairs). Dates show the years in which U.S. government military units participated. The bolded items are the U.S. government wars most often considered to be major conflicts by historians and the general public. Note that instances where the U.S. government gave aid alone, with no military personnel involvement, are excluded, as are Central Intelligence Agency operations. Extraterritorial and major domestic deployments Portions of this list are from the Congressional Research Service report RL30172. 1775–1799 1775–83 – American Revolutionary War: an armed struggle for secession from the British Empire by the Thirteen Colonies that would subsequently become the United States. 1785–95 – Northwest Indian War: a series of battles with various native tribes in present-day Ohio. 1800–1809
Index: if-archive/games/zcode This directory contains games in Infocom Z-Machine format, NOT games published by the company Infocom. The games here can be played with an Infocom game interpreter; look in infocom/interpreters for a version for your system. Source code of the games, if available, can be found in games/source/inform. 404-Life_not_found.zblorb [25-May-2011] 404- Life not found, by Evan Derby. 69105Keys.zblorb [02-Mar-2009] 69,105 Keys, a one room game by David Welbourn. 905.z5 [02-Aug-2012] 9:05 by Adam Cadre, Version 1.1 (2012.0724). 905notes.txt [03-Jan-2000] Brief notes on 9:05, by Adam Cadre 9Dancers.zip [18-Jul-2004] The Nine Dancers (Larsoft Adventure number 4). aasmasters.z5 [10-Apr-2003] AAS Masters, in which all is revealed, by "David Banner." Accuse.zblorb [22-Mar-2007] Accuse, a small replayable puzzle by David A. Acheton.z8 [15-Nov-2011] Acheton, by David Seal, Jonathan Thackray and Jonathan Partington (Cambridge University, 1978-80). acorncourt.z5 [04-Sep-1997] Acrobat.zblorb [11-Jan-2009] Danger! Dr.
Prozessunterlagen Louis-Pierre Louvel (Attentat auf den Duc de Berry 1820) online – Das 19. Jahrhundert in Perspektive Am 13. Februar 1820 verübte Louis-Pierre Louvel ein tödliches Attentat auf den französischen Thronfolger Charles-Ferdinand d’Artois, Duc de Berry, als dieser aus der Oper kam. Der Neffe von Ludwig XVIII. erlag Stunden später den Stichverletzungen, die ihm der Attentäter mit einem spitzen Gegenstand beigebracht hatte. Attentat und Sterbeszene wurden in vielfachen Darstellungen und Texten immer wieder nacherzählt und abgebildet und von Ultra-Royalisten verklärt. Das Attentat ließ die politischen Gegensätze im Frankreich der Restauration offen zu Tage treten: In der Folge wurde u.a. die Vorzensur wieder eingeführt, die meisten oppositionelle Zeitungen verboten und Einschneidungen im Wahlrecht vorgenommen. Der Strafprozess gegen den Sattler Louis-Pierre Louvel wurde vor dem Cour des pairs verhandelt. Die gedruckten Prozessakten sind nun seit kurzem als PDF auf der Website des Senats online einsehbar. Links Literatur Natalie Scholz: «Quel spectacle!». Abbildung