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Francis Drake
Francis Drake The Lives of A Hero By Cummins, John G. Book - 1995 B D7615 Available now View Details

Annotation:1581: Francis Drake is knighted for completing a circumnavigation of the world.

"... So Gallantly Streaming": the Story of Old Glory
"... So Gallantly Streaming": the Story of Old Glory The History and Proper Use of Our Flag From 1776 to the Present By Bennett, Mabel R. Book - 1974 Non-F 929.9 Ben

Annotation:1818: Congress adopts the US flag with13 red and white stripes and a star for each state.

World War I
World War I American Legacy DVD - 2006 DVD 940.4 Wor Available now View Details

Annotation:1917: The U.S. Senate voted 90-6 to enter World War I on the Allied side.

The Beatles, 1962-1966
The Beatles, 1962-1966 By Beatles Music CD - 1993 CD 781.66 Bea Available now View Details

Annotation:1964: The Beatles become the first act to hold all of the top five positions on the US Billboard charts.

The Johnny Carson Show
The Johnny Carson Show Lost Episodes DVD - 2007 DVD 791.45 Joh Available now View Details

Annotation:1967: Johnny Carson quit "The Tonight Show." He returned three weeks later after getting a raise of $30,000 a week.

Burial for A King
Burial for A King Martin Luther King Jr.'s Funeral and the Week That Transformed Atlanta and Rocked the Nation By Burns, Rebecca Book - 2011 Non-F 323.092 Bur

Annotation:1968 : Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the age of 39.

The Last Hero
The Last Hero A Life of Henry Aaron By Bryant, Howard Book - 2010 B A113

Annotation:1974:Hank Aaron tied Babe Ruth's Major League Baseball home-run record with 714.

1984 By Orwell, George Downloadable Audiobook - 1991

Annotation:1984: Winston Smith (protagonist in Orwell's "1984") begins his secret diary.

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