A fond farewell to Susan B Ant...

Mar 13, 2015 by

Through the greater part of 60 years of strenuously active public life, Susan B Anthony was probably the most maligned woman who ever trod the earth.

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The final Richard Nixon interv...

Jan 7, 2015 by

The final days and other highlights Wednesday Night, May 25, Mutual Radio Presents The Final Richard Nixon Interview With David Frost...

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Keep mum: Loose talk costs liv...

Jan 2, 2015 by

“Keep mum, chum” is Army’s advice Lowell Sun (Lowell, Massachusetts) January 31, 1942 Hold your tongue. While the...

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The Gettysburg Address: How it...

Nov 19, 2014 by

Apart from providing a detailed description of the ceremonies, this account also gives a different perspective on President Lincoln’s famous 2-minute speech.

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Muhammad Ali refuses Army indu...

Oct 29, 2014 by

Being the heavyweight champion didn’t exclude Muhammad Ali from the draft during the height of the Vietnam War in 1967 – but it didn’t mean he was going to go willingly.

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The Bouvier-Kennedy wedding (1...

Sep 12, 2014 by

The wedding of Jacqueline Lee Bouvier and Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

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Headlines from the very start ...

Jul 28, 2014 by

24 consecutive front page headlines from DC from those tumultuous weeks leading to the outbreak of hostilities in WWI.

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‘The Dramatic Life of Ab...

Jul 17, 2014 by

Find out about the lost silent film, ‘The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln,’ said to be a dignified and reverent, but altogether entertaining, motion picture from 1924.

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Attempted assassination of Pre...

May 14, 2014 by

1981: President Reagan was wounded in the chest Monday by a gunman who tried to assassinate him with a burst of .22-caliber bullets

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The Holocaust: IG Farben’...

Apr 28, 2014 by

There is no more sordid or cynical chapter in IG Farben’s entire ugly history than the story of the concentration camp it built and ran for itself.

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The Civil War nears its end: L...

Apr 9, 2014 by

Lee has surrendered! Domestic treason is utterly suppressed and punished — freedom extended to all the people — the South conquered — the rebellion at an end — and peace with a Union restored and purified nigh at hand.

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The Vietnam War, as seen on Ne...

Mar 29, 2014 by

Regular US combat units were deployed to Vietnam beginning in 1965, and while America’s direct military involvement ended on August 15, 1973, the last soldiers left Vietnam on March 29, 1975.

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Birth of the sit-in movement, ...

Mar 22, 2014 by

There’s no sign proclaiming the FW Woolworth lunch counter here as the birthplace, 10 years ago today, of the sit-in movement that brought a new way of community life to the dual service and segregated South of the 1960s.

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The death of President George ...

Feb 22, 2014 by

The silent Dejection and unspeakable Anguish which are painted on the Countenances of all, inform more forcibly than Language can, that the great and good Washington is no more!

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Quoted wisdom of George Washin...

Feb 16, 2014 by

Without virtue and without integrity, the finest talents and the most brilliant accomplishments can never gain the respect and conciliate the esteem of the truly valuable part of mankind.

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Video of “Fat Man”...

Feb 7, 2014 by

Take a few minutes to reflect on the awesome and terrifying power unleashed on the world in the summer of 1945 while remembering the lives lost — and possibly saved.

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Work & play in the White ...

Dec 12, 2013 by

Roosevelt & FDR (1941) Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin Roosevelt give a joint press conference in the...

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Computer brain power of leadin...

Dec 9, 2013 by

Observers have also noted how quickly computers have pervaded American society. Princeton’s president Robert F Goheen thinks their impact can be compared to Gutenberg’s invention of movable type.

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Idea of a woman for President ...

Dec 1, 2013 by

Woman-for-President idea gains in favor by George Gallup Princeton, NJ, Oct 28 — A woman for President of the United States?...

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Mother’s letter to John ...

Nov 30, 2013 by

The Mother of John Q Adams It is said that superior men always have superior mothers, and it certainly seems to be the case in...

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Politics 1968: The big show (1...

Nov 26, 2013 by

Politics 1968: The big show The bands were tuning up, the barkers were practicing their spiels, the five-count-’em-five...

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In memory of the Boston Tea Pa...

Nov 25, 2013 by

In memory of the Tea Party The Boston Tea Party Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently placed a bronze tablet...

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy: 1917-...

Nov 21, 2013 by

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States by Laura Bergquist, LOOK Senior Editor From the fizzy early takeoff of...

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The assassination of President...

Nov 21, 2013 by

The assassination of President Kennedy Now in the sunny freshness of a Texas morning, with roses in her arms and a luminous smile on...

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Death found Kennedy from this ...

Nov 21, 2013 by

Death found him from this window From this grimy warehouse window ledge of the Texas School Book Depository, the assassin shot...

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Jackie Kennedy: “It is n...

Nov 21, 2013 by

It is nearly a year since he has been gone. On so many days — his birthday, an anniversary, watching his children running to...

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San Francisco Department of El...

Nov 14, 2013 by

This full-size (14″ x 17″) certificate dates back to just before the Great Depression, when, apparently, the city of San...

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Opinion: Why women do not wish...

Nov 12, 2013 by

Why women do not wish the suffrage by Lyman Abbott In 1895, the women of Massachusetts were asked by the state whether they wished...

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Monsanto “Home of the Fu...

Nov 8, 2013 by

Long before the Monsanto company was mired in controversy over GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and foods containing genetically...

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President Kennedy’s assa...

Nov 8, 2013 by

Although President John F Kennedy’s assassination occurred on November 22, 1963, the article below was published on the third...

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See the last photograph ever t...

Nov 5, 2013 by

A final look at President Lincoln This photo of Abraham Lincoln was taken on the balcony of the White House on March 6, 1865 by Henry...

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Lincoln’s sister-in-law ...

Nov 4, 2013 by

Abe Lincoln’s sister-in-law casts first vote at age of 103 “I’m old enough to vote, ain’t I?”‘...

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Radioactivity: It’s been...

Nov 3, 2013 by

Radioactivity. It’s been in the family for generations. In fact, scientists can tell us just how our remote ancestors are by...

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Wit of wisdom: Famous quotes f...

Oct 31, 2013 by

GEORGE MEREDITH: Woman will be the last thing civilized by man. WILSON MIZNER: I know of no sentence that can induce such immediate...

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Prohibition & the medicin...

Oct 19, 2013 by

Medicinal use of alcohol American Medical Association veers from former opposition – New York County Society silenced To the...

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See President Franklin D Roose...

Oct 17, 2013 by

The President at work Harbingers of Ceremony, six photographers were ushered into Franklin D Roosevelt’s office on the...

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Life magazine’s take on ...

Oct 16, 2013 by

May 15, 1969: “Bloody Thursday” Homecoming Day for the National Guard at Berkeley The nation’s original student...

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Apotheosis of Washington in th...

Oct 11, 2013 by

The Apotheosis of Washington (below referred to as “Brumidi’s allegorical painting” was Painted in the Rotunda eye...

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Elvis meets with Nixon at the ...

Sep 30, 2013 by

Below is the official written summary of the meeting between Elvis Presley and President Richard Nixon that took place shortly after...

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