Dynamic Directory - September 29, 2022

Revised Stories in the past 30 days

Jump to the Full Directory Click the icon for a PDF of the full AwesomeStories Directory
America Attacked:  9/11
America Attacked: 9/11

Four coordinated attacks via four separate airplanes devastate America's sense of security on September 11, 2001.

Adventures of Huck Finn, by Mark Twain, Chapter 2 - Audio
Adventures of Huck Finn, by Mark Twain, Chapter 2 - Audio

After he leaves the house, around midnight, Huck Finn joins his buddy, Tom Sawyer.

Adventures of Huck Finn, by Mark Twain, Chapter 5 - Audio
Adventures of Huck Finn, by Mark Twain, Chapter 5 - Audio

Huck Finn has a father who beats him.

Katharina von Bora
Katharina von Bora

When she was just a child, Katharina von Bora was sent to live in a convent (at Brehna, north of Leipzig) after her mother died. She later became the wife of Martin Luther.

Hera the Greek Goddess
Hera the Greek Goddess

Hera was the wife of Zeus, therefore queen of the gods of ancient Greece, according to Greek mythology.

The Bride on a Greek Vase
The Bride on a Greek Vase

This image depicts a vase on which an ancient Greek artist has created the story of Hippodameia and Pelops.

Statue of Oinomaos from Olympia
Statue of Oinomaos from Olympia

This image depicts a plaster cast which copies a marble statue of Oinomaos, the father of Hippodameia.

View of Ancient Olympics' Start Line
View of Ancient Olympics' Start Line

Spectator View - Ancient Olympic Stadium Events
Spectator View - Ancient Olympic Stadium Events

The ruins of the running track, the stadion, are very close to the center of the town of Olympia.

Depiction of Original Olympic Area
Depiction of Original Olympic Area

Lina Radke - Pioneering Olympic Athlete
Lina Radke - Pioneering Olympic Athlete

Lina Radke, a German-born athlete, refused to be intimidated by cultural limitations on females participating in sports.

Votive Discus from Ancient Times
Votive Discus from Ancient Times

When the discus was part of an Ancient-Olympic event, a votive discus was sometimes created to herald stellar performances of the athletes.

Ode to the XXX Olympiad by Armand D'Angour - Audio
Ode to the XXX Olympiad by Armand D'Angour - Audio

Tethrippon (Quadriga) Chariot
Tethrippon (Quadriga) Chariot

The Ancient Olympics included equestrian events, beginning circa 680 B.

German U-Boat under Attack
German U-Boat under Attack

Learn the story behind one of the most-famous photos of the U-boat War: The attack of U-569.

Towing U-110 to Iceland
Towing U-110 to Iceland

As Alan Turing and his Bletchly Park colleagues worked feverishly to break the Enigma code, they caught a break when the Royal Navy captured U-110 on May 9, 1941. Onboard was a working Enigma machine and secret codes for the following month. Initially towing the disabled U-boat to Iceland, the crew with the secret treasure was redirected to Scotland.

Bobby Jones Envisions Augusta National Golf Club
Bobby Jones Envisions Augusta National Golf Club

Fermat's Last Theorem - Professor Andrew Wiles
Fermat's Last Theorem - Professor Andrew Wiles

Professor Wiles has won the Abel Prize for solving Fermat's Last Theorem. How long did it take to solve it? How did he do it?

Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail - Morse Code
Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail - Morse Code

On January 6, 1838, Samuel Morse successfully tests an electrical telegraph. So why did it take years longer to send the first message?

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Oliver Wendell Holmes is known for some of his free-speech decisions which he wrote while serving as a Supreme Court Justice.

Show tooltips