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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:

Christmas. . .
Christmas in the Trenches, 1914.Christmas WWI
"We and the Germans met in the middle of no-man's-land." A spontaneous truce takes over the front lines during the first Christmas on the Western Front during World War I.

  Photo of the Week:

Anna Held Banned in Pittsburgh, 1906.
She was the toast of Broadway and the inspiration for the Ziegfeld Follies, but she revealed a bit too much flesh for the Pittsburgh Police.

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:
Washington Crosses the Delaware.Washington Crosses the Delaware, 1776
"For God's sake, keep by your officers!" General Washington leads his troops across the ice-swollen Delaware River and into one of the American Revolution's decisive battles.

Battle at Wounded KneeMassacre at Wounded Knee, 1890
"He stabbed me during the melee and nearly cut off my nose." The bloody confrontation that ended the Indian Wars.

  Notable Quote:
"Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?" Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

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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