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These Women Reporters Went Undercover to Get the Most Important Scoops of Their Day

Writing under pseudonums, the so-called girl stunt reporters of the late 19th century played a major role in exposing the nation's ills

When Curious George Made a Daring Escape From the Nazis

The authors of the children's book series fled wartime France with the manuscript tied to their bikes

John Adams Contemplates His Birthday

John Adams was born in Braintree on 19 Oct 1735, Old Style, which was 30 October, New Style. That shift was the result of the British Empire’s belated adoption of the Gregorian calendar.Adams adopted the new date, but he remembered the...Show More Summary

Lee’s Headquarters: Civil War Trust Restoration Part 1

On October 28th, the Civil War Trust will cut the ribbon on the widow Mary[...] The post Lee’s Headquarters: Civil War Trust Restoration Part 1 appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

First possible victim of killer boomerang found

A man found buried in Toorale National Park in New South Wales, southeastern Australia, may be the first known boomerang victim. The skeletal remains were discovered on the bank of the Darling River during a 2014 archaeological survey. Erosion had exposed the cranium but the subsequent excavation found an almost complete skeleton in an excellent [...]

When Donald Trump Tried to Meet With a Russian Leader in the 1980s

In 1988, Trump invited Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev to dinner at the Trump Tower

The FBI’s Fake Russian Agent Reveals His Secrets

In an exclusive interview, a retired FBI agent who posed as a KGB officer finally spills the beans about his greatest sting operations

A Pearl Harbor Disappearance May Finally Have Been Solved

Flight instructor Cornelia Fort faced a close call on that infamous day, but her plane was thought to have been lost to history

Making the Case for the Next American Saint

Sister Blandina Segale showed true grit while caring for orphans and outlaws in New Mexico

Looking at Brooklyn Then and Now

While speaking in Morristown last week, I had the pleasure of meeting Jason R. Wickersty, a National Park Service ranger.He just wrote an article about the Battle of Brooklyn for the latest issue of Hallowed Ground, the magazine of the...Show More Summary

Unique London museum restored to its former chaotic splendour

After a comprehensive restoration lasting seven years and costing £7million ($8,536,000), Sir John Soane’s Museum in London has returned to its founder’s original design. The Soane is a uniquely idiosyncratic museum founded by preeminent neoclassical architect Sir John Soane (1753-1837) in his home and office at No. 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields. A self-made man, he [...]

There Was a Refugee Crisis on U.S. Soil. We Know It as the Civil War

The refugees were slaves who fled their masters’ estates to find refuge behind Union lines

Dedication of Dr. Joseph Warren Graveside Statue, 22 Oct.

On Saturday, 22 October, a local group of Freemasons will host a ceremony to dedicate a new statue of Dr. Joseph Warren at his latest gravesite in Forest Hills Cemetery.Those Freemasons, working with Warren descendants and the cemetery, commissioned the statue from Robert Shure of Skylight Studios in Woburn. Show More Summary

700 7th c. drug bottles found in Turkey

Archaeologists have discovered a unique trove of ancient medicine bottles in the ancient Greek town of Bathonea, 10 miles west of Istanbul. Usually made of ceramic or glass, although there are a few high-end examples made of alabaster and silver, the small bottles known as unguentaria were used in antiquity to hold everything from perfume [...]

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