Christopher Columbus sets sail for western sea route to China

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Wycliffite version of Bible, c. 1415-30, Bodlein Library

Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible

The words of the King James Bible ring out today in books, poems, popular songs, speeches, and sermons. Visit the rich array of resources for yourself and your classroom and experience the history of one of the most widely read book in the English language.

Communist Chinese leader Mao Zedong dies

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Making the Wright Connection

Making The Wright Connection is an online community of, and clearinghouse for, scholars and teachers of the works of Richard Wright (1908-1960), the author of such major works as Uncle Tom’s Children, Native Son, and Black Boy. Website includes podcasts of lectures by some of the world’s foremost scholars of Wright.

Portrait of M.L. King from the website

Natural Law, Natural Rights, and American Constitutionalism

NEH funded online archive of educational resources on the history of natural law, natural rights and American Constitutionalism designed and written by scholars associated with the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.

Martin Luther King portrait, from the website home page slide show

Natural Law, Natural Rights, and American Constitutionalism

This NEH-funded online archive of educational resources on the history of natural law, natural rights, and American Constitutionalism was designed and written by scholars associated with the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.

 

Aerial view of the memorial

The National September 11 Memorial

The National September 11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993.

Shah Ismail I of Persia (1487-1524)

Encyclopædia Iranica

The Encyclopædia Iranica is dedicated to the study of Iranian civilization in the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent and  will eventually cover all aspects of Iranian history, political science, art, archaeology, and culture as well as all Iranian languages and literatures.  

T.E. Lawrence (“Lawrence of Arabia”) born

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Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn born

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