Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe" published

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U.S. forces liberate Buchenwald concentration camp

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North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) founded

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Novelist and critic Virginia Woolf drowns herself at age 59

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American author John Updike born

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Essayist Michel de Montaigne born

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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.

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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.

Painter Vincent Van Gogh cuts off his ear

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

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