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What Happened During the Munich Massacre?

The Munich Massacre was a terrorist attack during the 1972 Olympic Games. Eight Palestinian terrorists killed two members of the Israeli Olympic team and then took nine others hostage. The situation was ended by a huge gunfight that left five of the terrorists and all of the nine hostages dead.

Diktat

Explanation of Diktat.

Testing the Wire

Charles Blondin, the tightrope walker crossed Niagara Falls after overcoming local objections.

Pepy I

Pepy I was a pharaoh of the 6th dynasty in ancient Egypt.

Roman Numerals

These are the Roman numerals with their Arabic numeral equivalents.

Battle of Chantilly

Want the fast facts about the Battle of Chantilly? Learn about the battle, its outcome, and its significance.

Greek Timeline

Browse through this ancient Greek timeline to examine a millennium of Greek history.

Failure in the North: The Penobscot Expedition

The Penobscot Expedition took place in July and August 1779 during the American Revolution and was a failed attempt by American forces to expel the British from Maine.

Robert Hunter

Robert M.T. Hunter, Secretary of State of the Confederate States of America During the Civil War

Primary Sources E-Texts

English translations of primary texts mostly in the public domain, Classical literature, translations and ancient history texts.

Hijra

Find out more about the Islamic year and calendar as used in Africa