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1. Dear Diary,
I checked out a book about World War II, and I am reading about the Arizona, Oahu, 1941, and midget submarines. Can you guess what historic site I am learning about?
2. Dear Diary,
Checkpoint Charlie, barbed wire and the symbol of 'The Iron Curtain' are all in the first paragraph of chapter six in my textbook. What unforgettable part of history am I learning about?
3. Dear Diary,
I was fascinated - and horrified - while reading about a revolution, a French prison, 'lettres de cachet' and the events of July 1789. Do you know which historic site this is?
4. Dear Diary,
I really want to go to Italy! I've been reading about a volcanic eruption not far from Naples. It happened in the year AD 79, and literally buried the countryside in ash! Some of the area has been excavated - and it is a very popular tourist destination! While the entire site is worth a visit, do you know where I really want to go?
5. Dear Diary,
I've been reading about gold! California! Oh, what an exciting time the 1840s must have been! The gold rush, panning, mules and prospectors! And do you know where it all started?
6. Dear Diary,
Australia seems so cool! I may 'endeavor' to 'cook' up a way to get there! I've been reading about the 1770 exploits of a famous explorer, and his arrival in Australia - and the beginning of the British colonization there! Do you know what area I was reading about?
7. Dear Diary,
I just learned about an island that has the oldest operating lighthouse on the west coast of the United States! And, Al Capone spent several years there when it was the site of a famous prison. Can you guess what island this is?
8. Dear Diary,
1986, a series of explosions, a reactor and fallout are all in chapter nine of my history textbook. As scary as it all seems, it is not science fiction - it is science and history fact! Can you imagine where this truly historic event occurred?
9. Dear Diary,
After reading about the Vietnam War and the history of the country, I thought I was confused - but I was not. The largest city in Vietnam had two names! The name was changed in July 1976, after it was captured in April 1975 at the end of the war by the People's Army and the National Liberation Front. But do you know what this historic city is called now?
10. Dear Diary,
Everything seems so big in this story about a famous battle which occurred at a mission in the southwestern USA! Even the fighting between the soldiers seems larger than life - and to this day the site of the battle is a big tourist draw! Do you know what historically significant site I have been reading about?
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