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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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Seeking a Better Life. . .

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

California GoldrushCalifornia Gold Rush, 1849
"There is a good deal of sin and wickedness going on here" A gold seeker describes his passage to the gold fields, digging for gold and life in camp.

  Photo of the Week:

True Grit"True Grit" on the Nebraska plains, 1887
An image of three motherless children and their father provide insight into the day-to-day struggles in American's Old West

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:
Death of President LincolnThe Death of Abraham Lincoln, 1865
"The giant sufferer lay extended diagonally across the bed, which was not long enough for him." The 16th President "joins the ages."

Death of Lincoln's AssassinThe Death of John Wilkes Booth, 1865
"Just at this moment I heard a shot, and thought Booth had shot himself." Lincoln's assassin is trapped in a Virginia barn.

  Notable Quote:
"The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter." 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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