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Hank Aaron Breaks Babe Ruth’s Home Run Record

Hank Aaron Breaks Babe Ruth’s Home Run Record

On April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hits his 715th career home run, breaking Babe Ruth’s legendary record of 714 homers. A crowd of 53,775 people, the largest in the history of Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, was with Aaron that night to cheer when he hit a 4th inning pitch off the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Al Downing.

Excavations at Purana Qila uncover treasures from all of Delhi's ruling dynasties

Excavations at Purana Qila uncover treasures from all of Delhi's ruling dynasties

The imposing fort of Purana Qila, in Delhi (India), has turned out to be the meeting point of hundreds of vestiges of different cultures that crossed India since the first century AD. Although the fortress had attracted tourists for its impressive ramps and moats and for the beauty of contemplating such a lavish building integrated into the local nature, archeology has ignored it for 40 years.

Women’s March

Women’s March

On the first full day of Donald Trump’s presidency, hundreds of thousands of people crowd into the U.S. capital for the Women’s March on Washington, a massive protest in the nation’s capital aimed largely at the Trump administration and the threat it represented to reproductive, civil and human rights.

How Were Prisoners of War Treated in Britain During (and After) the Second World War?

How Were Prisoners of War Treated in Britain During (and After) the Second World War?

Many of the official documents regarding prisoners of war taken by the British during the Second World War have been lost or destroyed. However, just like any other warring nation in any other war, the British army did take prisoners during their advances.Whilst many of these prisoners were kept interned elsewhere in the British Empire or by other allied nations, almost half a million prisoners of war were being held in Britain in 1945.

USS Warrington (DD-383) from Blimp ZP12

USS Warrington (DD-383) from Blimp ZP12

USS Warrington (DD-383) from Blimp ZP12This veiw of the Somers class destroyer USS Warrington (DD-383) was taken from the Blimp ZP12 on 9 August 1944. From above we get a good view of the ship& 39;s layout at this date, with superfiring turrets forward, a single turret aft, and its torpedo tubes on either side of the single funnel.

 Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee

Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee

The day after the battle of Cold Harbor, during the & 34;Seven Days& 34;fighting around Richmond, was the first time I met my father after Ihad joined General Jackson. The tremendous work Stonewall& 39;s men hadperformed, including the rapid march from the Valley of Virginia, theshort rations, the bad water, and the great heat, had begun to tellupon us, and I was pretty well worn out.