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Professors from the University of Oklahoma signed this petition to urge Congress to vote against the Raker Bill. The bill proposed the building of a dam in the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park. Item from Records of the U.S. Senate. (03/04/1789 -).
The Battle of Britain took place between August and September 1940. After the success of Blitzkrieg, the evacuation of Dunkirk and the surrender of France, Britain was by herself. The Battle of Britain remains one of the most famous battles of World War Two.
Hannie Schaft (aka "the Girl with the red hair") was responsible for the assassination of five collaborators in the Netherlands thus becoming a major target for the Gestapo. Hannie was born in Haarlem on September 16, 1920. On April 17, 1945, less than three weeks before the liberation of the Netherlands, Hannie was shot by the Germans in the dunes near Overveen. She was only 24 years old.