Eyewitness Account of the Great London Fire


In 1666, London was England’s economic powerhouse with an estimated population of 500,000. Its closest rival in size was Bristol with a population of only 30,000. The city’s architecture had changed little from the Middle Ages. Narrow, cobble-stoned, foul-smelling streets doubled as the city’s sewers. Many of the streets were … Continue reading

Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Conductor Erich Leinsdorf Breaks News of Kennedy Assasination


Condcutor Erich Leinsdorf breaks the news of the Kennedy Assassination at Boston Sympony Orchestra  afternoon concert on November 22, 1963.  The radio microphones were present at a Boston Symphony Orchestra concert at an extraordinary moment in American history. Conductor Erich Leinsdorf was leading the regular Friday afternoon BSO concert at … Continue reading

Slobodan MIlosevic Appears at Tribunal


Slobodan Milosevic appears at the tribunal at The Hague. Milosevic sat defiant before the tribunal and chose to represent himself and refused to give a plea. Accordingly, a non-guilty plea was entered. he charges on which Milošević was indicted were: genocide; complicity in genocide; deportation; murder; persecutions on political, racial … Continue reading