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Archive for April, 2006

27 April
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HistoryPodcast 59 – Rwandan Holocaust

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The Rwandan Genocide was the slaughter of an estimated 1 million Tutsis and moderate Hutus, mostly carried out by two extremist Hutu militia groups, the Interahamwe and the Impuzamugambi, during a period of 100 days from April 6th through mid-July 1994.

HP59 – Rwandan Holocaust.mp3 20:19 – 18.7MB

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20 April
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HistoryPodcast 58 – Antoni Gaudí

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Spanish architect who worked mainly in Barcelona, developing a startling new style that paralleled developments in art nouveau. His most celebrated work is the façade of the Expiatory Church of the Holy Family.

HP58 – Antoni Gaudí.mp3 20:20 – 18.7MB
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14 April
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HistoryPodcast 57 – Easter

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Easter is the most important religious holiday of the Christian liturgical year, observed between late March and late April (early April to early May in Eastern Christianity) to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, which Christians believe occurred after his death by crucifixion in AD 27-33 (see Good Friday). Easter can also refer to the season of the church year, lasting for fifty days, which follows this holiday and ends at Pentecost. Easter Day is also called the Sunday of the Resurrection.

HP 57 – Easter.mp3 19:00 – 7.79MB

Question: Who introduced todays episode of historypodcast?

Answer: Lauren.

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06 April
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HistoryPodcast 56 – General George Patton

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George Smith Patton, Jr. was a leading U.S. Army general in World War II. In his 36-year Army career, he was an advocate of armored warfare and commanded major units of North Africa, Sicily, and the European Theater of Operations. Many have viewed Patton as a pure and ferocious warrior, known by the nickname “Old Blood and Guts”, a name given to him after a reporter misquoted his statement that it takes blood and brains to win a war. But history has left the image of a brilliant military leader whose record was also marred by insubordination and some periods of apparent instability. He once said, “Lead me, follow me, or get the hell out of my way.”

HP56 – General George Patton.mp3 12:24 – 11.5MB

Question: When did Patton graduate from West Point?

Answer: June, 11, 1909

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02 April
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HistoryPodcast 55 – Wall Street

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Wall Street is the name of a narrow street in lower Manhattan running east from Broadway downhill to the East River. Considered to be the historical heart of the Financial District, it was the first permanent home of the New York Stock Exchange. The phrase “Wall Street” is also used to refer to American financial markets and financial institutions as a whole. Interestingly, most New York financial firms are no longer headquartered on Wall Street, but elsewhere in lower or midtown Manhattan, Greenwich, Connecticut, or New Jersey. JPMorgan Chase, the last major holdout, sold its headquarters tower at 60 Wall Street to Deutsche Bank in November 2001.

HP55 – Wall Street.mp3 16:42 – 15.4MB

Question: What is the first year Michelle mentions as a stock market crash?

Answer: 1929

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Stock Market Crash of 1987
Stock Market Crash of 1929
Wikipedia article on Stock Market Crash of 1929
Wikiipedia Article
A to Z Investments: 1929 Crash

Source: Encyclopedia Britannica

Books

Left To Tell : Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

Confessions of a Wall Street Analyst : A True Story of Inside Information and Corruption in the Stock Market

The First Wall Street : Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, and the Birth of American Finance

Wall Street : A History

Wall Street: A History : From Its Beginnings to the Fall of Enron

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