History Haikus

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HaikuPerson, Thing, or Event
Origins in Greece
Vying for gold, silver, bronze
The world's best athletes
Peaceful protestor
Indian independence
Assassinated
In Gulf of Naples
Destroyed and buried Pompeii
Stones, ash, molten rock
Blind, deaf from illness
Anne Sullivan taught her well
Author, activist
On Giza Plateau
Oldest monument sculpture
Half man, half lion
On maiden voyage
White Star Line ocean liner
Sank in Atlantic
Duke of Wellington
Defeat of Napoleon
End of 'Hundred Days'
Four famous faces
Black Hills of South Dakota
Sculpted by Borglum
The Romans built it
All across northern England
Made of stone and turf
HaikuPerson, Thing, or Event
Trumpet, jazz, and scat
What a Wonderful World hit
Some called him Satchmo
English architect
Rebuilt churches after fire
St. Paul's Cathedral
Atlantic solo
Aviation pioneer
Lost in Pacific
Allied invasion
Omaha, Gold, Sword, Juno
Normandy landing
Dutch guy lost an ear
Post-impressionist artist
Died from gunshot wound
Independence fight
Washington at Valley Forge
Yorktown surrender
Classical music
Young Austrian composer
Wrote The Magic Flute
Physics professor
Father of atomic bomb
Manhattan project
Chinese uprising
Empress orders mass killings
Drive foreigners out
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