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The Little Fireman

The Little Fireman

Lithograph by Currier and Ives depicting a child dressed as a fireman.
1760-1763: The Closing Campaigns - French & Indian/Seven Years' War

1760-1763: The Closing Campaigns - French & Indian/Seven Years' War

The French & Indian/Seven Years' War began to wind down between 1760 and 1763. While the Duke of Brunswick ably defended Hanover, Frederick the Great and Prussia battled for survival. The French & Indian/Seven Years' War concluded in 1763 with the Treaty of Paris.
War of 1812: "We have met the enemy and they are ours!"

War of 1812: "We have met the enemy and they are ours!"

September 10, 1813 - Master Commandant Oliver H. Perry (right) defeats the British at the Battle of Lake Erie. Through the first half of 1813, American and
Writings of the Ancient Greeks on the Topic of Democracy

Writings of the Ancient Greeks on the Topic of Democracy

Some of the major writings by ancient Greeks on the topic of democracy.
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel - the Desert Fox

Field Marshal Erwin Rommel - the Desert Fox

World War II consumed the globe from 1939 to 1945. This gallery includes a variety of pictures from World War II showing battlefields and notable locations in North Africa and Europe. The effects of World War II reshaped the global landscape and are still felt today. This photo shows Field Marshal E
Who Is on the Coin?

Who Is on the Coin?

Gallery of picture to guess who.
Botai

Botai

The Botai are an ancient people who have live in the north central area of what is now Kazakhstan.
World War One: Salonika

World War One: Salonika

A look at the forgotten Salonikan front of World War One.
Biography: Sir Seretse Khama

Biography: Sir Seretse Khama

A biography of Sir Seretse Khama, African nationalist leader and first president of Botswana.
Today in American History

Today in American History

Learn what happened today - December 11th - in American History.
Whose Culture? The Promise of Museums and the Debate Over Antiquities

Whose Culture? The Promise of Museums and the Debate Over Antiquities

Summary of James Cuno's book "Whose Culture? The Promise of Museums and the Debate Over Antiquities".
Latin Marriage Vocabulary

Latin Marriage Vocabulary

Words in Latin for marriage, betrothal, and divorce.
Dashing Through the Desert: Operation Compass

Dashing Through the Desert: Operation Compass

Operation Compass was the first major campaign of the war in the Western Desert. Beginning in December 1940, British troops pushed the Italians out of Egypt and drove them back across Libya. Relying on superior mobility, the British troops in Operation Compass were able to encircle and destroy the I
Proverbs Chapter 31

Proverbs Chapter 31

E-text of the Old Testament Book Proverbs.
Ruins at Olympia, Greece

Ruins at Olympia, Greece

These photographs of Olympia are courtesy of John and Kathryn Wildgen. They have kindly released them into the public domain, and they are free for your use.
What Happened During the Age of Pericles?

What Happened During the Age of Pericles?

The Age of Pericles falls within the Classical Age of Greece. Pericles was the foremost leader of Athens Greece.
Battle of Selma

Battle of Selma

Want the fast facts about the Battle of Selma? Learn about the battle, its outcome, and its significance.
The 88 Gods and Goddesses of War

The 88 Gods and Goddesses of War

A list of war gods and goddesses from the mythology of the world.
Arnold Returns: Battle of Groton Heights

Arnold Returns: Battle of Groton Heights

On September 6, 1781, American forces were defeated at the Battle of Groton Heights. Raiding New London, CT, British troops, led by traitor Benedict Arnold, landed and burned the town. Advancing on Fort Griswold, the Battle of Groton Heights saw the British storm and capture the fort against America