Dynamic Directory - January 28, 2023

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Tethrippon (Quadriga) Chariot
Tethrippon (Quadriga) Chariot

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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?

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.

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

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