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  • Midlake Station, Lucin Cut-Off, Great Salt Lake. Postcard ca. 1906.
    Thanksgiving celebration in the middle of the Great Salt Lake
    Thanksgiving Day in 1903 in the middle of the Great Salt Lake, Utah, marked the official opening of one of the greatest engineering feats of its time – the Lucin Cutoff Trestle.Built between 1902 and 1903 by the Southern Pacific Railroad,...
  • Most three-point field goals in a game by player in NBA history
    Most three-point field goals in a game by player in NBA history
    To date the most three-point field goals made in an NBA game by one player is 12, which has been done by two players. This is one NBA record I expect to be broken in the not too distant future.During the 2014 NBA season, five NBA players (J.R....
  • Almanac
    Nine foot snow drifts, cold air, and deadly shipwrecks
    Nine foot snow drifts, cold air, and deadly shipwrecks top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on November 28.1872 - The wood schooner W.O. Brown,...
  • Constitutional Convention
    Biblical Background of the Constitution
    To fully understand how the Constitution came to be, attention must be directed to the political teachings and contemporary influences of the day in which it was written, along with recorded history. Of equal importance are the religious...
  • Almanac
    A November tornado, Mackinac Bridge power and deadly shipwrecks
    A November tornado, Mackinac Bridge power and deadly shipwrecks top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on November 27.1855 - The wood schooner, 2...
  • Brown's team continues to struggle
    Nets struggle with winless Sixers
    The Nets only found one positive Wednesday night in Philadelphia: they didn’t lose. Aside from that, Brooklyn turned a gimme against a woeful franchise into a nail biter that needed attention to detail.After storming out to a 20-point lead,...
  • Almanac
    Record warmth, feet of heavy lake effect snow and a shipwreck
    Record warmth, feet of heavy lake effect snow and a shipwreck top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on November 26.1896 - Record warm...
  • Why are so many Americans uninformed about their nation's history?
    Why are so many Americans uninformed about their nation's history?
    That question has been raised by everyone from educators to politicians. In 2011 Newsweek asked 1,000 U.S. citizens to take America’s official citizenship test, 29 % couldn’t name the vice president. 73% couldn’t correctly say...
  • Jeannie and Nelson cut the cake
    45 years ago, Jeannie and Captain Nelson's mock wedding
    Today November 25th, will make if 45 years ago that I Dream of Jeannie cast had their mock wedding in Cocoa Beach and the final winding -down of the popular sitcom series “ I Dream of Jeannie”.Avid TV viewers will recall the final...
  • Almanac
    Record cold, 5-6 foot snow drifts, and 10,000 Christmas trees
    Record cold, 5-6 foot snow drifts, and 10,000 Christmas trees top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on November 25.1874 - Drifts of 5-6 feet...
  • Samurai: The Way of the Warrior debuts at Houston Museum of Natural Science
    Samurai: The Way of the Warrior debuts at Houston Museum of Natural Science
    History lovers will be in heaven with the highly anticipated special exhibition of Samurai: The Way of the Warrior that opened on November 21 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.The exhibit, which houses pieces that haven't appeared in...
  • Uncertainty in Ferguson
    Uncertainty in Ferguson
    Regardless where you live, regardless of your ethnicity, regardless of your socio-economic status, and regardless of what position you take on the shooting of Michael Brown; the decision will affect all of us. Regardless if the decision to charge...
  • Decision
    There are two statues in Newark that have a special connection to Thanksgiving
    Statues of Indians and pilgrims can be found throughout towns and cities across the United States. These works of art are important for our cultural heritage, but during Thanksgiving we should pay closer attention to them. After all, the...
  • Almanac
    A minesweeper, Mormon “pirates”, record cold and thundersnow
    A minesweeper, Mormon “pirates”, record cold and thundersnow top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on November 24.1853 - The wood...
  • Fort C. F. Smith location
    Preserving small spaces for history: Fort C. F. Smith
    If you follow the Civil War Trails signs you might accidentally discover Fort C. F. Smith. It is one of 19 forts that were built to protect the nation’s capital during the Civil War. That is not a proud moment in American history, but it is...