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Battle of the Bulge - Ardennes Offensive - Bastogne
Battle of the Bulge - Ardennes Offensive - Bastogne

December-January of 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the Ardennes Offensive, also known as the Battle of the Bulge. Hitler meant the major German offensive to turn the tide of war against the Allies. Instead, despite Germany's initial gains, the opposite happened.

Acropolis - Parthenon with Statue of Athena
Acropolis - Parthenon with Statue of Athena

The Last Day of Abraham Lincoln - by Henry Riggs Rathbone
The Last Day of Abraham Lincoln - by Henry Riggs Rathbone

Major Henry Reed Rathbone and his fiancé, Clara Harris, attended a play with Abraham and Mary Lincoln on the night the President was shot. Booth lunged at Rathbone with a knife, injuring but not killing him. Learn how the assassination claimed more victims, years later, when Rathbone himself lost his mind.

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

Codex Vaticanus
Codex Vaticanus

Japanese-American Fishing Village Destroyed at Terminal Island
Japanese-American Fishing Village Destroyed at Terminal Island

Before the Pearl Harbor bombing, Japanese-Americans lived and worked on Terminal Island. After the bombing, their homes were destroyed and their way of life was gone forever.

Einstein's Letter to President Roosevelt, Page 2
Einstein's Letter to President Roosevelt, Page 2

This image depicts the second page of a letter - from Albert Einstein to President Roosevelt - which changed the world.

Alaska Purchase and the Klondike Gold Rush
Alaska Purchase and the Klondike Gold Rush

On August 16, 1896 prospectors find gold in Alaska. The Trump fortune got its start as a result.

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?

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.

Japanese and Australian Soldiers at the Kokoda Trail
Japanese and Australian Soldiers at the Kokoda Trail

Solid Rocket Motor Cross Section with O-Ring Locations
Solid Rocket Motor Cross Section with O-Ring Locations

This drawing depicts a cross section of the Solid Rocket Motor which was in use at the time of the Challenger disaster.

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.

Pius X Opposed WWI - Buried at St. Peter's Basilica
Pius X Opposed WWI - Buried at St. Peter's Basilica

Before he became a pope, Giuseppe Sarto had a great deal of experience living among his parishoners. As Pope Pius X, he strongly opposed the outbreak of WWI.

Space Shuttle - Solid Rocket Booster Exploded View
Space Shuttle - Solid Rocket Booster Exploded View

During the era of shuttle missions, each shuttle launch included two solid rocket boosters (SRB) which helped to fuel the first minutes of flight.

Death and Last Portrait of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Death and Last Portrait of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Elizabeth Shoumatoff (1888-1980) was painting President Roosevelt's portrait at his Little White House, in Warm Springs, on the 12th of April, 1945. The President said he had a headache; soon after he was dead.

Einstein's Letter to President Roosevelt
Einstein's Letter to President Roosevelt

Although he was a pacifist, who despised war, Albert Einstein also realized that if Hitler and his scientists were the first to discover how to build nuclear weapons, the world would be in even-worse shape.

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.

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?

Ansel Adams
Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams, one of America's greatest photographers, started his professional life as a pianist. What made him decide to switch profressions?

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