Endangered Peoples Animals aren't the only kind of endangered species, you know. People and places can become extinct, too, when industries expand and small communities are forgotten. Here's a chance to use the Web to reach remote corners of the Earth and experience cultures you've never even imagined. "Moments of Extinction" is your passport at www.psilakis.gr. Meet the Hunzakut people of Northern Pakistan or the Bolivian Aymara Indians. Soar over the fields of Ethiopia and peek into Amazon jungles. You'll see how Yannis Psilakis' amazing photographs have helped to preserve these unique cultures before they disappear. (This site is no longer available.)
China's Free Markets The farmer's markets of China are fascinating places to visit, full of roving vendors, animated customers and all kinds of products and produce to choose from. The China's Free Markets Web site takes you from the farmer's fields to these aisles of hustle and bustle in the city. Get ready to trade and barter at www.saturdaymarket.com/ chinaveg. With photos and stories, you'll discover how these free markets work, and why shopping and cooking are elaborate and time-consuming rituals in the Chinese culture. From garlic brokers to ointment gurus, you'll meet the many personalities selling their wares. Take a trip into a market basement, where you'll find live fish, swimming eels, crustaceans and mollusks from south China. History Heaven! From the American Civil War to the first lunar landing mission, humankind's past is both exciting and educational. At The History Place, www.historyplace.com, you'll be able to take in archived photographs, timelines, documents and major speeches from the ages. Featured exhibits include a photo history of John F. Kennedy, the timeline of World War II in Europe and a chronological history of the American Revolution. Other treats include the majestic scenic photography of Ansel Adams and the life and times of Abe Lincoln. Points of view from historians around the globe and the Speech of the Week prove that history was never meant to be static. And don't forget to stop by the Homework Help page, where you can turn your next history paper from a chore into an adventure. Enjoy the drama as it unfolds before your eyes and ears! (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)
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1. What time of day was Abraham Lincoln shot?
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