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Index of EyeWitness Accounts - From the Ancient World through the 20th Century
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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.

  Spotlight On:

Memorable Exits . . .
SocratesThe Suicide of Socrates, 399 BC
"What must I do?" The Greek philosopher is forced to be his own executioner.

The Execution of Mata Hari, 1917
"I am ready." World War One's most famous spy meets her end.

  Photo of the Week:

Building the CityBuilding The City 1930.
Precariously perched above Manhattan, a construction worker puts the finishing touches on the Empire State Building, at the time, the tallest building in the world.

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.

Many More >>>
  It Happened This Month:
Galveston HurricaneThe Galveston Hurricane of 1900
"...all at once the house went from its foundation and the water came in waist-deep." The greatest natural disaster in American history.

London BllitzThe London Blitz begins, 1940
&"They came just after dark..." The German air armada begins its nine-month attack of London - the "Blitz" from a Londoner's perspective.

  Notable Quote:
"Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected." - George Washington (1732-1799).

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

Many More >>>


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