Winston Churchill delivers “Iron Curtain” speech

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English writer Charlotte Bronte is born

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Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

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Galileo Galilei put on trial by the Inquisition

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Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria at Sarajevo, Bosnia

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China's Boxer Rebellion

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Anne Frank born

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  • Building Suburbia: Highways and Housing in Postwar America

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    Building Suburbia: Diebenkorn's City Scape

    This lesson highlights the changing relationship between the city center and the suburb in the postwar decades, especially in the 1950s. Students will look at the legislation leading up to and including the Federal Highway Act of 1956. They will also examine documents about the history of Levittown, the most famous and most important of the postwar suburban planned developments.

    PBS: Napoleon

    The site includes an episode guide, a handful of interactive features such as an interactive simulation of the Battle of Waterloo, a closed bulletin board, video clips, and a timeline of Napoleon's life. Four online classroom guides are designed for middle and high school classrooms.

    Lire les Femmes Écrivains et les Littératures Africaines

    Bilingual collection of material on Francophone African literature written by women since the 1970s.