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New Website Uncovers History of the National Mall

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:50
Mallhistory.org offers 4 major sections to help visitors learn more about their National Mall.

Is it a reminder of Nazis or a historical object worthy of saving?

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:50
“Every time I see the structure, it makes me think about the ovens.”

Supreme Court reveals that the docket books of many justices survive -- and are being made available

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:50
Long secret historic dockets reveal how justices voted in various cases.

Poll: Majority Of Americans Say Obama Is Mixed Race, Not Black

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:50
Only blacks think he's black.

New technology helps paleontologists see Ice-Age bee in intricate detail

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:50
The "Megiachile gentiles" specimen -- a species of bee still alive today -- was first excavated from Los Angeles' La Brea tar pits in the 1970s.

History textbooks in crosshairs of Australia's curriculum wars

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:50
Conservative politicians in Australia have ordered a review of a new national curriculum they say imposes political correctness on shared historical events, such as the battle for Gallipoli.

Archaeologists' findings may prove Rome a century older than thought

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:50
As Italian capital approaches 2,767th birthday, excavation reveals wall built long before official founding year of 753BC.

150 years of medical journals to go online

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:50
Key journals charting the development of modern medicine over the last 150 years will be digitized in their entirety .

Secret WW1 spy files have been made available online

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:50
More than 150 files are being made available in the digitised release.

Papyrus Referring to Jesus’ Wife Is More Likely Ancient Than Fake, Scientists Say

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:50
The test results do not prove that Jesus had a wife, only that the fragment of papyrus with the phrase, “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife,’” is likely not a forgery.

At the LBJ Presidential Library, Giving Nuance to History

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:50
“It is all here: the story of our time — with the bark off."--LBJ

Jim DiMint: It's Really The Constitution That Freed The Slaves

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:50
DeMint dismisses the Dred Scott Supreme Court decision, the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment to argue that the Constitution just ultimately led the country in the right direction.

For Obama Presidency, Lyndon Johnson Looms Large

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:50
The 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act is a painful reminder to President Obama that Lyndon B. Johnson might have been the last president able to push through such sweeping legislation.

Germany Announces Deal on Art Looted by Nazis

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:50
The German government on Monday announced an agreement with Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of a Nazi-era art dealer, that would pave the way for the possible restitution of art wrongfully taken from Jewish owners and held in his private collection for decades.

‘Lost’ history of Panama Canal is now found in exhibit at KC’s Linda Hall Library

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:50
The papers of A.B. Nichols, inaccessible for more than 80 years, are now part of a series of remembrances that will begin with an exhibit opening tonight at the library and culminate in October with a visit by historian David McCullough, author of a book about the canal.

Google Boo Boo

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:50
41 or 43?

George H.W. Bush Reunion: 'Kinder, Gentler' View of History Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:50
Bush's breaking of his tax pledge is now seen as a plus by acolytes.

Those Who Don't Know Where Ukraine Is Support Intervention

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:50
"We found that the less accurate our participants were, the more they wanted the U.S. to use force."

Indiana Historical Society's Audubon books sell for $3.77 million

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:50
The auction took less than 30 minutes to dispense with a pair of items that had been in the Society's care for 81 years in the case of "The Birds of North America" and 63 years in the case of "Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America."

Calgary real estate tycoon wins bidding war for sword that once belonged to legendary Sikh warrior king

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:50
“The Sikh history is not in the hands of Sikhs, it’s in private collections in the U.K.” said Mr. Dillion, who is bent on lending the artifact to any Canadian or Indian school or museum that wishes to exhibit it.

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