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Seventeen Moments in Soviet History

Seventeen Moments in Soviet History contains a rich archive of texts, images, maps, and audio and video materials from the Soviet era (1917–1991). The materials are arranged by year and by subject, are fully searchable, and are translated into English. Students, educators, and scholars will find materials about Soviet propaganda, politics, economics, society, crime, literature, art, dissidents, and hundreds of other topics.

Political philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau born

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Essayist Michel de Montaigne born

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galileo telescope image from website

The Scientific Revolution: Science & Society from the Renaissance to the Early Enlightenment

Hosted by the History Teaching Institute at Ohio State University, this page has a variety of lesson plans that educate students on how the development of science in Europe related to ongoing revolutions in politics, religion, and society. These lessons are rich in primary source readings from figures like Sir Isaac Newton, Galileo, and Johannes Kepler.

Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” published

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Lenin leads Bolshevik Revolution in Russia

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Rupert Brooke, English WWI poet, born

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Gabriela Mistral (Lucila Godoy y Alcayaga) Chilean poet, born

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Luis de Góngora y Argote, Spanish Baroque lyric poet, born

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John Newton, slave ship captain turned preacher and author of “Amazing Grace,” born

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