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Worst Days In The History of the World

The history of the world is full of misery and tragedy. Be it from natural disasters, human atrocities, or the results of conflicts and wars between nations, there are literally hundreds of stories that line the pages of our history books, and no doubt there will be more to come. Which are the most tragic …

Children’s Book Week Celebration: Afternoon Session

Children’s Book Week Celebration: Afternoon Session

>>Carla Hayden: Hi. I’m Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress, and it is my pleasure to wish you a very happy Children’s Book Week. This year marks its 100th anniversary, and the Library of Congress is excited to join the celebration. We are especially excited about the 2019 theme, Read Now, Read Forever, because it …

Why Was Hadrian’s Wall Built? | Animated History

Why Was Hadrian’s Wall Built? | Animated History

The Emperor Trajan presided over the greatest military expansion in Roman history. When he died in AD 117, his successor Hadrian was left with the daunting task of defending the empire. Special attention needed to be paid to the northernmost frontier in Britannia where there was resistance from the barbarian natives. Hadrian came to Britain …

A Plane Disappeared And Landed 37 Years Later

Ladies and gentlemen, this is captain speaking. Welcome aboard Flight 914! Please fasten your seatbelts and observe the no smoking sign— we will take off in 5 minutes. When we’re at the cruising altitude, refreshments will be served to you. Our flight will take 37 years. I wish you a pleasant trip. What would you …

History of Russia Part 1

History of Russia Part 1

For thousands of years, the lands known today as Russia and Ukraine were inhabited by nomadic tribes and mysterious Bronze Age cultures. The only record they left were their graves. In the great open grasslands of the south, the steppe, they buried their chieftains beneath huge mounds called kurgans. The Ancient Greek historian Herodotus called …

The Story of PUBG

The Story of PUBG

A wrangle doesn’t have much of a backstory. It’s a vaguely Soviet, post-apocalyptic, dystopian, abandoned hellhole, full of guns and homes to loot. And you and 99 strangers are jumping off of a burning plane right into it. Your parachute will ensure the fall doesn’t kill you, but once you’re down there. It’s you against …