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55 guests at George Washington's farewell party drank 54 bottles of Madeira, 60 bottles of claret, eight of whiskey, 22 of porter, eight of hard cider, 12 of beer, and seven bowls of alcoholic punch.
A trove of Clinton White House records long processed for release remains hidden from public view.
Andrew Napolitano questions the economic underpinnings of the Civil War and Lincoln's legacy, but Larry Wilmore argues that tea isn't the only black thing worth fighting for.
Angelina Jolie Speaks to Tom Brokaw about Universal’s ‘Unbroken’.
Kolmanskop is being swallowed by the desert.
The site is part of a necropolis that contains 1,000 or so grotto tombs that were first excavated nearly 200 years ago.
Dingell served for nearly sixty years.
Nearly 100,000 Ingush who were deported from their homes by the Soviets during World War II.
Indian-Americans are doctors, engineers, motel owners and spelling bee champs, based on a few takeaways from a new exhibition at the Smithsonian.
Nearly all of the 1,427 coins, dating from 1847 to 1894, are in uncirculated, mint condition.
A champion of collectivism, Stalin undoubtedly would have frowned upon the renting of his summer home to a corporation.
. The award includes a $100,000 cash prize as well as assistance from the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning at Columbia University Libraries.
Grosvenor also revealed famous portrait previously accepted as genuine was actually of prince's younger brother Henry.
Wolf Blitzer: Ted Nugent used Nazi terminology, 'subhuman mongrel,' to describe President Barack Obama
Nugent made the remarks at a Las Vegas gun expo in January.
The Royal Society is urging people to help it shine a light on the achievements of women in science in a forthcoming 'edit-athon.'
The contest to host his presidential library has set off some classic Chicago infighting between activists in depressed neighborhoods and wealthy universities.
A federal arts panel has given final approval for designs and materials to build a bronze color "corona" as the defining element of the Smithsonian's new black history museum being built on the National Mall.
Author Simon Garfield doesn't consider himself nostalgic. But his two new books, "On the Map" and "To the Letter," chronicle just how much history we have lost due to the prevalence of digital maps and correspondence.
"I think it's been the gravest kind of error," Kennedy said of the Vietnam War.
The Naval War College Library in Newport, R.I. will publicly unveil online the 4,000-page "Gray Book" collection of Fleet Adm. Chester Nimitz.