An emaciated 18-year-old Russian girl looks into the camera lens during the liberation of Dachau concentration camp in 1945. Dachau was the first German concentration camp, opened in 1933. More than 200,000 people were detained between 1933 and 1945, and 31,591 deaths were declared, most from disease, malnutrition and suicide. Unlike Auschwitz, Dachau was not explicitly an extermination camp, but conditions were so horrific that hundreds died every week.
War of 1812 interactive After examining different perspectives, students cast their vote - war or peace of 1812?
December 25, 1085: William the Conqueror orders compilation of The Domesday Book. It recorded the land, livestock, and taxable assets of all of England -- a remarkable achievement for the time. It was called the Domesday Book because whatever it said was the Law, and there was no appeal. "That is why we have called the book 'the Book of Judgment' ... because its decisions, like those of Last Judgment, are unalterable."
George Hudson, who became the first Principal Chief of the Choctaw Nation under the New Doaksville constitution, was a native of Mississippi where he was born in 1808. Little is known about his white father, who died before 1831. George Hudson's mother was a full blood Choctaw Indian and appears on the 1831 Choctaw Rolls in Mississippi as Widow Hudson.
Union General Lew Wallace, disgraced at the battle of Shiloh early in the Civil War, went on to write one of the best selling novels in American history: *Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ*. Inspired by a chance encounter with the Reconstruction era's most notorious atheist, Ben-Hur began as a way for Wallace, a man of no particular religious conviction, to explore Christianity.
Samuel Colt (July 19, 1814 - January 10, 1862) was an American inventor and industrialist. He was the founder of Colt's Patent Fire-Arms Manufacturing Company (now known as Colt's Manufacturing Company), and is widely credited with popularizing the revolver. Colt's innovative contributions to the weapons industry have been described by arms historian James E. Serven as "events which shaped the destiny of American Firearms." In 2006, he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
15th April. On this day 1912 Artie Moore, amateur wireless operator was one of the few people on earth to hear the first distress signals from the Titanic. Moore relayed the news to the police, who simply refused to believe his explanation that he could pick up a “message in the air” and it was two days before the news reached the UK. en.wikipedia.org/... Fb Celtic Myth Podshow