World History.

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World History (by country): 

Austria-
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2017/10/26/blessed-franz-jagerstatter-1907-1943-farmer-husband-and-father-conscientious-objector-and-martyr/ When conscientious objection was unthinkable, Austrian farmer Franz Jägerstätter in World War II refuses to fight for the Third Reich.  Photographs. Video.

England-
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2018/03/01/hans-holbein-the-younger-german-1497-1543-humanist-portraits-in-england-1526-to-1528/  Humanist portraits by Hans Holbein the Younger (German, 1497-1543) during his first visit to England, 1526 to 1528.

France-
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2014/10/01/god-cherishes-simplicity-saint-therese-of-lisieux-french-1873-1897/ Through her writings, the life and death of St. Thérèse of Lisieux (1873-1897), a French Carmelite nun. Photographs. Video.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2018/04/01/childrens-classic-the-beautiful-story-of-joan-of-arc-the-martyr-maid-of-france/ St. Joan of Arc, France’s Warrior-Maid, in Art and Literature.

Germany-
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2017/12/23/the-prison-meditations-of-alfred-delp-s-j-1907-1945-for-advent-and-christmas/ German resister to the Nazi regime, Alfred Delp, S.J., is a Ph.D. social scientist and Catholic priest who is imprisoned and executed during World War II– but not before his writings are smuggled out. Photographs. Video.

Ireland-
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/05/12/breakpoint-of-irish-nationalism-the-1916-easter-rising-or-how-a-band-of-motley-rebels-with-playwrights-and-poets-as-leaders-did-more-in-six-days-for-the-cause-of-irish-freedom-than-nationalist-polit/ Profiles of 14 Irish rebels executed during the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin. Photographs.

Scotland-
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2014/09/12/the-battle-of-flodden-field-september-9-1513-a-young-scottish-king-who-confidently-walked-the-world-stage-is-killed/ Young King James IV of Scotland (1473-1513) is killed at the Battle of Flodden Field (1513). Illustrations.

United States-
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2018/06/08/robert-f-kennedys-politics-of-inclusion-fifty-years-later/ RFK 1968-Fifty Years Later.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2017/11/08/five-african-american-classical-composers-and-their-work-william-grant-still-florence-b-price-harry-t-burleigh-william-levi-dawson-and-mary-lou-williams/   African American composers William Grant Still, Florence B. Price, Harry T. Burleigh, William Levi Dawson, and Mary Lou Williams.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2017/08/09/commentary-trumps-north-korea-crisis-in-2017-and-kennedys-cuban-missile-crisis-in-1962/  Kennedy’s 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis and Trump’s 2017 North Korean Crisis.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/04/27/corporatism-and-superdelegates-may-win-the-battle-for-the-democratic-party-establishment-in-2016-but-have-they-won-the-war/ Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and superdelegates in the 2016 Democratic primaries for president of the United States.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2014/12/06/nation-divided-violent-crime-and-the-new-renaissance-of-gun-ownership-in-the-usa/  U.S. gun ownership –data and analysis.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/11/04/walter-cronkitethe-most-trusted-man-in-america-gives-advice-to-todays-news-media-on-what-would-be-his-100th-birthday/ Quotes of legendary CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite on the role of the media. Photographs.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2018/05/27/the-doughboy-statue-1921-by-sculptor-john-paulding-in-wheaton-illinois-memorializes-veterans-of-world-war-one/ The Doughboy statue (1921) by sculptor John Paulding in Wheaton, Illinois, popularly memorializes veterans of World War One.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2013/04/16/chicagos-new-german-parish-in-1852-st-michael-church-in-old-town-1866-1869-1873/  St. Michael Church (1852) in Chicago’s Old Town survives the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Photographs.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/01/15/reverend-martin-luther-king-jr-and-the-chicago-freedom-movement-1965-and-the-coming-to-chicago/ PART 1 Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Chicago Freedom Movement: Coming to Chicago. Photographs.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/01/17/reverend-martin-luther-king-jr-and-the-chicago-freedom-movement-1966-and-the-start-of-the-campaign/ PART 2 Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Chicago Freedom Movement: Starting the Campaign. Photographs.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/08/05/part-3-rev-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-and-the-chicago-freedom-movement-the-marches-of-summer-1966/  PART 3 Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Chicago Freedom Movement: the march on Marquette Park. Photographs.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2017/12/02/chicago-harbor-lighthouse-1893/ Historic Chicago Harbor Lighthouse. Photograph.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2018/05/08/ray-krocs-very-first-mcdonalds-franchise-restaurant-started-in-1955-in-des-plaines-illinois-is-slated-to-meet-the-wrecking-ball/  Ray Kroc’s very first McDonald’s franchise restaurant started in 1955 in Des Plaines, Illinois, slated for the wrecking ball. Photographs/illustrations.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2014/10/15/fritz-reiner-to-riccardo-muti-a-critical-look-at-the-modern-music-directors-of-the-chicago-symphony-orchestra-part-1-introduction/  Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Directors Fritz Reiner (1888-1963), Jean Martinon (1910-1976), and Georg Solti (1912-1997). Photographs.