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World War I: Vice Admiral Maximilian Reichsgraf von Spee

World War I: Vice Admiral Maximilian Reichsgraf von Spee

Vice Admiral Maximilian von Spee was a German naval commander during World War I. In command of the German East Asia Squadron, Maximilian von Spee defeated the British at the Battle of Coronel in November 1914. Hunted by a superior British force, Maximilian von Spee's ships were destroyed at th......[Read More]
Today in American History - July 31

Today in American History - July 31

Learn what happened today - July 31st - in American History.......[Read More]
Aeschylus "Seven Against Thebes" Dramatis Personae

Aeschylus "Seven Against Thebes" Dramatis Personae

The dramatis personae of the Seven Against Thebes, by Aeschylus.......[Read More]
The Philadelphia Hearse

The Philadelphia Hearse

The hearse from Abraham Lincoln's funeral procession in Philadelphia.......[Read More]
List of the Tyrants of Syracuse

List of the Tyrants of Syracuse

A list of the tyrants of Syracuse.......[Read More]
Yosemite Valley Grant Act

Yosemite Valley Grant Act

Definition of Yosemite Valley Grant Act......[Read More]
Latin Mottoes

Latin Mottoes

Latin mottoes. List of college/university and state Latin mottoes.......[Read More]
Always I am Caesar

Always I am Caesar

Review of W. Jeffrey Tatum's Always I Am Caesar.......[Read More]
The Tomb of Cyrus the Great at Pasargadae

The Tomb of Cyrus the Great at Pasargadae

A look at the tomb of Cyus the Great, Achaemenid king of Persia.......[Read More]
Leda and the Swan, by William Butler Yeats

Leda and the Swan, by William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeat's poem based on Greek mythology about the story of Leda and the Swan.......[Read More]
Ordnungsdienst Definition

Ordnungsdienst Definition

A definition of the term Ordnungsdienst, from the Holocaust Glossary.......[Read More]
Movies About the Dark Ages in History

Movies About the Dark Ages in History

The Dark Ages was a period in European history that followed the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 A.D. and ended with the beginning of the Renaissance during the 14th century. This era was called the "Dark Ages" by Italian scholar and poet Francesco Petrarca, who coined the phrase to describ......[Read More]
Diaspora

Diaspora

What is meant by Diaspora?......[Read More]
Aspects of Aleutian Prehistory

Aspects of Aleutian Prehistory

Genetic and cranial studies suggest that Aleutian Islanders are comprised of Ancient Aleuts and Neo-Aleuts.......[Read More]
What You Should Know About 19th Century Slave Rebellions

What You Should Know About 19th Century Slave Rebellions

Five things you should know about 19th Century American slave rebellions.......[Read More]
The Battle of Jutland 1916

The Battle of Jutland 1916

An account of the Battle of Jutland 1916, the largest naval battle of World War One. But who won?......[Read More]
African Americans

African Americans

I am an African American born in the United States, in New York State. Being only 19 years old, I don't have an a first hand experience of how my community came to the united states and there......[Read More]