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Ancestry5_large.jpg (JPEG Image, 3000 × 1536 pixels) - Scaled (46%) EMPIRE17.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object) The Pacific and Adjacent Theaters in WWII. Posted Mar 18, 2010 Share This Gallery inShare55 With the premiere of the ten part HBO miniseries, The Pacific, produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman, World War II has again come into the living rooms of American families.

The Pacific and Adjacent Theaters in WWII

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Isabella of France

History - British History in depth: Animated Map: Battle of Trafalgar. 12 Things You Might Not Know About the Dust Bowl. In the 1930s, the United States faced one of its greatest natural disasters.

12 Things You Might Not Know About the Dust Bowl

The farmers in the High Plains had turned over too much soil too fast, leaving over 100 million acres stripped of its native Buffalo Grass and barren of crop. Combine this with one of the driest summers on record and you have what came to be known as the Dirty Thirties. John Green’s Crash Course in World History. Former mental_floss writers John and Hank Green have started a new nerdy thing on YouTube, and it's pretty great: Crash Course is a series of educational videos covering World History (John) and Biology (Hank).

John Green’s Crash Course in World History

The production values are high (including animation, HD, all that good stuff), and each video is about ten minutes long. My favorites so far are John's videos on World History -- he promises a 40-part series (co-written with his high school history teacher), though only three parts have been posted so far. Check 'em out below. WWI soldier’s journal reveals odd name-calling trench truce. A journal written by a British soldier in the trenches during WWI mentions an odd moment where the fighting stopped so the two sides could make fun of each other. It details how the opposing trenches were sometimes so close that the two sides would call a temporary truce to exchange friendly insults across No Man’s Land. In one ‘rather curious’ incident, a British soldier stood above the parapet to shout: ‘Come on over, Fritz’ in a comedy German accent. One of the enemy then called back – in a perfect English accent – ‘No blooming fear’.

Both sides then put their heads above the trench for half an hour to ‘laugh and shout’ at each other before ‘heads went down and the war went on the same as usual’. Tagged as: Battle , British , Diary , Fighting , German , Soldiers , Trenches , War , WWI. Historical Newspapers Online. This table provides a list of historical U.S. newspapers that are available online at no cost.

Historical Newspapers Online

Newspapers available for free through Google News Historical Archives and Newspaperarchives.com are listed individually as I identify them. Newspapers available through Chronicling America and state digitization projects are usually listed as a group. For instance, under "Wyoming" I have not listed every newspaper digitized in the project but simply described what is available. Note: Google News Archives has finally created a list of all the newspapers it has ingested. There are many newspapers listed here that are not listed below.

Historical Newspaper Indexes Send mail concerning this page to Nick Okrent at: okrent@pobox.upenn.edu. Ancient History News and Resources. The 15 Most Infamous Assassinations in History - GOOD Blog. Yesterday was March 15, historically known as the Ides of March, on which, according to the dramatic the likes of Plutarch and Shakespeare, Julius Caesar was overthrown and killed by his frustrated Senate.

The 15 Most Infamous Assassinations in History - GOOD Blog

To commemorate that rather terrible (but undeniably intriguing) occurrence, GOOD looks at the 15 most infamous assassinations in history.1. Mohandas Gandhi, political and spiritual leader of India, 1948Assassin: Nathuram GodseMotive: Godse was angry over India's decision to give 420 million rupees to Pakistan. He believed India had been weakened when Pakistan gained independence.What happened next: Godse was a Brahmin so in the days following the assassination, massive anti-Brahmin riots took place. The Indian government was harshly criticized for not protecting Gandhi well enough, despite multiple assassination attempts, though Gandhi was known to refuse to cooperate with security.2.

John F. History Net: Where History Comes Alive - World & US History Online. History and Timelines. History of Primitive Art In the recesses of caves, people begin to decorate the rock face with an important theme in their daily lives, the bison and reindeer which are their prey as Ice Age hunters.

History and Timelines

And sculptors carve portable images of another predominant interest of mankind - the swelling curves of the female form, emphasizing the fertility on which the survival of the tribe depends. 1901 to World War II. Stuff You Missed in History Class by HowStuffWorks.com. AncientWorlds. Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive. Holocaust Timeline. Jump to: 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1933 January 30, 1933 - Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany a nation with a Jewish population of 566,000.

Holocaust Timeline

February 22, 1933 - 40,000 SA and SS men are sworn in as auxiliary police. February 27, 1933 - Nazis burn Reichstag building to create crisis atmosphere. February 28, 1933 - Emergency powers granted to Hitler as a result of the Reichstag fire. March 22, 1933 - Nazis open Dachau concentration camp near Munich, to be followed by Buchenwald near Weimar in central Germany, Sachsenhausen near Berlin in northern Germany, and Ravensbrück for women.

March 24, 1933 - German Parliament passes Enabling Act giving Hitler dictatorial powers. Welcome to The Ancient Web - The Ancient World's Great Civilizations. Best of History Web Sites. Remember the War - Remembering our heroes - 13th November 2011.