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Your ringside seat to history - from the Ancient World to the present. History through the eyes of those who lived it, presented by Ibis Communications, Inc. a digital publisher of educational programming.

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Up Close and Personal . . .

Queen ElizabethAn Audience with Queen Elizabeth I, 1597
"As for her face... it is long and thin, and her teeth are very yellow and unequal." The French Ambassador provides an unvarnished description of the "Virgin Queen."

Views of President Lincoln, 1861
"He was dressed in an ill-fitting, wrinkled suit of black." Revered today as one of America's greatest presidents, this perspective of Lincoln was not widely held in 1861. Read some contemporary views of America's 16th president.

  Photo of the Week:

Brother Against BrotherBrother Against Brother, 1862.
The American Civil War not only tore the nation apart, it tore families apart as well.

U-Boat Attack, 1917
Captured German footage of one of its submarines in action during World War I.

The Hindenburg Explodes, 1937
The great German airship bursts into flames as it attempts to land at Lakehurst, NJ.

The Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor, 1941
Captured Japanese footage taken from their aircraft during the attack.

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  It Happened This Month:
Robert FultonFulton's 1st Steamboat Voyage, 1807.
"I could hear distinctly repeated - 'I told you it was so; it is a foolish scheme: I wish we were well out of it.' "

William QuantrillWilliam Quantrill Raids Lawrence, Kansas, 1863
"The troops then dashed back up into the town, down the main street, shooting at every blue coat that came in sight." During America's Civil War, a Confederate raiding party that includes future Western outlaws Jessie James and Cole Younger sacks a pro-Union town in Kansas.

  Notable Quote:
"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them." Mark Twain (1835-1910))

Iwo Jima, 1945
The first wave attacks the beach in one of WWII's costliest battles.

Theodore Roosevelt 1912
The "Bull Moose" candidate speaks during his unsuccessful campaign for President.

Charles Lindbergh, 1927
The "Lone Eagle" speaks after his historic flight

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