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Index of EyeWitness Accounts - From the Ancient World through the 20th Century
Photo Of The Week- A freeze frame of time.
SnapShots - Photographic Gateways to History: World War I, America in the 20s, the Great Depression.
Voices of the 20th Century- sounds from the past.
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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:

Technological Innovation. . .
America's First Steam Locomotive, 1830The Tom Thumb
"It was determined to have a race home..." It was not a spectacular beginning: in its first outing, the locomotive Tom Thumb was beaten by a horse.

First to the MoonApollo 8: First Voyage to the Moon, 1968.
"Welcome to the moon Houston. . . a vast, lonely, forbidding type of existence, great expanse of nothing. . ." Man's first voyage to the moon.

  Photo of the Week:

Fighting Disease Fighting Disease in the City, 1920.
Inoculating for Diphtheria.

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:
Aboard the MayflowerAboard the Mayflower, 1620.
"...the ship was thoroughly shaken, and her upper works made very leaky." The Pilgrims brave the dangers of the sea to make a new home.

Hungarian RevolutionThe Hungarian Revolution, 1956.
"I have been the witness today of one of the great events of history." The citizens of Budapest attempt to break the chains of Soviet occupation.

  Notable Quote:
"We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." Aesop, 620-560 BC

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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