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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:

Slavery in America . . .

Slave AuctionSlave Auction, 1859
"...The expression on the faces of all who stepped on the block was always the same, and told of more anguish than it is in the power of words to express."

Escape From Slavery, 1838
"My hands were my own." Frederick Douglass describes his dash to freedom.

  Photo of the Week:

The First Draft IN WWI.The "Draft," 1918. During World War I, a blind-folded President Wilson selects the first number in a Military Draft Lottery.

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:
The InquisitionBrought Before the Inquisition, 1573
"Do you know the reasons why you have been called here?" The Inquisition summons a Venetian painter to defend his art.

A Battlefield Death, 1916A Death at the Battle of the Somme, 1916
"....that was the last time I saw my friend" One of World War I's bloodiest battles begins on July 1 - an American poet and volunteer sacrifices his life.

  Notable Quote:
"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking." George S. Patton (1885-1945)

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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The Execution of the Russian Czar
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Alexander the Great Defeats the Persians, 331 BC The British Burn Washington, 1814 The Forced Suicide of Field Marshall Rommel, 1944 The Salem Witch Trials, 1692 The Assassination of Gandhi, 1948 The San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 The Execution of Mata Hari, 1917 Migrant Mother, 1936 Life and Death Aboard a B-17, 1944