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“Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree” tops the U.S. pop charts and creates a cultural phenomenon

“Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree” tops the U.S. pop charts and creates a cultural phenomenon

The yellow ribbon has long been a symbol of support for absent or missing loved ones. There are some who believe that the tradition of the yellow ribbon dates back as far as the Civil War era, when a yellow ribbon in a woman’s hair indicated that she was “taken” by a man who was absent due to service in the United States Army Cavalry.

Percy Pilcher

Percy Pilcher

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Estonia History - History

Estonia History - History

ESTONIA Though related to the people of Finland, the Ests of Estonia had been a colony of Denmark, the Teutonic Knights, Swedes, Poles, and Russians. And through it all, Germanic burghers ruled the towns of the region. The Ests, tied to the land, were primarily serfs (serfdom not being abolished until 1819).

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Exhibition "Velázquez and the family of Felipe IV" in the Prado Museum

Press Release - Prado MuseumThe Prado Museum presents the exhibition "Velázquez and the family of Felipe IV", sponsored by the AXA Foundation and in which for the first time the activity as a portraitist developed by the great Sevillian master in the eleven last years of his career in the service of the king and the continuation of that work by his successors Juan Bautista Martínez del Mazo, his son-in-law, and Juan Carreño, during the 1660s and 1670s.

Djed Pillars, Hall of Osiris, Abydos

Djed Pillars, Hall of Osiris, Abydos

A scene from the Hall of Osiris at Abydos which shows the raising of djed pillars, symbols of stability.

Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People, (Following The Attack on America) [September 20, 2001/9:00 P.M. EDT] - History

Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People, (Following The Attack on America) [September 20, 2001/9:00 P.M. EDT] - History

THE PRESIDENT: Mr. Speaker, Mr. President Pro Tempore, members of Congress, and fellow Americans:In the normal course of events, Presidents come to this chamber to report on the state of the Union. Tonight, no such report is needed. It has already been delivered by the American people.We have seen it in the courage of passengers, who rushed terrorists to save others on the ground -- passengers like an exceptional man named Todd Beamer.