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Series: One Minute History


Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

February 12, 1809 - Abraham Lincoln is born in a one-room log cabin in Kentucky. With no formal education, Lincoln wins a seat in the Illinois state legislature and becomes a lawyer. He weds Mary Todd, who will bear him four sons, only one lives...Show More
Bitcoin

Bitcoin

On August 18, 2008, the domain BItcoin.org was registered, followed by a link to a paper titled, Bitcoin. It was authored under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, who’s identity has yet to be revealed, The idea, a secure, open source, peer to...Show More
Boudica

Boudica

In the first century AD, Celtic Iceni queen Boudica leads an insurgency against Roman Empire forces as they conquer the British Isles. As dictated in her husband Prasutagus’s will, he bequeaths his kingdom to their two daughters and the Roman...Show More
Claudette Colvin: Civil Rights Advocate

Claudette Colvin: Civil Rights Advocate

Jim Crow era Alabama is about to witness a brave act of obstruction. Fifteen years old and pregnant, Claudette Colvin denies her bus seat to a white woman and is subsequently arrested for her transgression. Sound familiar? Colvin’s defiant act...Show More
Dr. Alexander Hamilton

Dr. Alexander Hamilton

January 11th, 1755 - Alexander Hamilton is born in the West Indies. His employers pay for his education at King’s College, now Columbia University. After writing his first political paper, he joins the Continental Army and becomes an advisor to...Show More
Dr. Martin Luther King

Dr. Martin Luther King

Michael King, Jr. is born in Atlanta, Georgia. After a visit to Germany, his father changes their names. At thirteen, King wins an oratorical contest and is ordered to stand on the bus so white passengers can sit down. This inspires him to join...Show More
Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh

During World War II, the Japanese invade the French colony of Vietnam. Supported by the American Office of Strategic Services, now the CIA, Ho Chi Minh leads a band of resistance fighters known as the Viet Minh. Ho makes a deal with OSS Agent...Show More
Palestine and Israel

Palestine and Israel

At the heart of the Palestinian and Israeli conflict is the mutual inability for each nation to understand the narrative of their counterparts. Palestinians need a homeland, but have been denied a state for decades and now live under conditions...Show More
Slavery in America: The Great Stain

Slavery in America: The Great Stain

In May of 1787, 55 white men from 12 states met in secret in Philadelphia. These men would write the Constitution, and establish a new American republic built on the principle that, “all men are created equal.” Yet, more than half a million...Show More
The Black Death

The Black Death

1346 - Oriental rat fleas infected with the Yersinia pestis bacterium arrive by boat in several European cities. Within three years, the ‘Pestilence’ or ‘Great Mortality’ grips the entire continent. Bubonic plague earns its name from the...Show More
The Gunpowder Treason

The Gunpowder Treason

Persecuted by the Protestant monarchy, English Catholic revolutionaries conspire to assassinate King James I and his entire government. The conspirators smuggle two and a half tons of gunpowder into a cellar below the Palace of Westminster, and...Show More
The State of Palestine

The State of Palestine

1916. During World War I, Britain promises Ottoman Palestine to both the Arabs and the Jews. Britain takes control of the region after the war and starts the colony of Palestine; promising to transition power to the Palestinians when they are...Show More
The Story of Earth

The Story of Earth

Planet Earth was created under the force of gravity, when stellar dust and rocky debris from the solar nebula combined. “Proto-Earth” was completely molten, its atmosphere toxic. A collision with planetoid Theia formed the Moon. Earth was...Show More
World War II: Adolf Hitler's Obsession and the Treaty of Versailles

World War II: Adolf Hitler's Obsession and the Treaty of Versailles

1918. Recovering from a mustard gas attack, corporal Adolf Hitler learns of the German armistice. Given an ultimatum, the German Empire signs the Treaty of Versailles, which treats them as a defeated country and puts their geopolitical goal of...Show More
World War II: Aftermath of Pearl Harbor Attack - USS Arizona Memorial

World War II: Aftermath of Pearl Harbor Attack - USS Arizona Memorial

December 8, 1941. President Franklin D. Roosevelt addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress, “Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and...Show More
World War II: Before the Attack on Pearl Harbor

World War II: Before the Attack on Pearl Harbor

1941. Tensions between Japan and the United States run hot as the Imperial Japanese Army invades China and French Indochina. The U.S. responds by sending support to the Nationalist government of Chiang Kai-shek and imposes trade sanctions on...Show More
World War II: Manzanar - Japanese Internment Camp

World War II: Manzanar - Japanese Internment Camp

In the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the California government pleads with Franklin D. Roosevelt to address what they call, the ‘Japanese Problem’. FDR signs Executive Order 9066, authorizing the relocation of over 110,000 Japanese...Show More
World War II: Silly Putty - Great Invention?

World War II: Silly Putty - Great Invention?

Silly Putty, useless substance... or brilliant invention? You decide...
World War II: The Attack on Pearl Harbor

World War II: The Attack on Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941, Hawaii. Japanese spy Takeo Yoshikawa hears the code phrase “East wind, rain” on his short wave radio, signalling an attack on America. North of Oahu, Mitsuo Fuchida, Commander of the Imperial Japanese fleet, launches 183...Show More