• On the Road: The Travels of Marco Polo

    Created September 20, 2010
  • Launchpad: Battle of Thermopylae

    Created August 31, 2010

    Japan attacks Pearl Harbor; U.S. declares war on Japan

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    December 7, 1941

    Peace talks began between U.S. and North Vietnam

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    May 10, 1968

    His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama born

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    July 6, 1935

    U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry's second trip to Japan opens trade relations with America

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    May 8, 1854

    Japan forms a new constitutional democracy

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    May 3, 1947

    Mahatma Gandhi born

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    October 2, 1869

    Children's Day in Japan

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    May 5, 1948
    Flag raisers at Iwo Jima, 1945

    PBS's The War

    The War, Ken Burns' seven-part documentary, partially funded by NEH tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four quintessentially American towns. The series explores the most intimate human dimensions of the greatest cataclysm in history and demonstrates that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives.