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  • 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...
  • Almanac
    Wrecked freighters, a late season warm spell and heavy snow
    Wrecked freighters, a late season warm spell and heavy snow 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 23.1868 - The wooden schooner...
  • The Beatles
    Your weekly Beatles calendar: Fab Four don't pass the audition in 1962
    Exhibits:"Ladies and Gentleman...The Beatles!" Now at History Miami untilJanuary 18. 2015. History Miami 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130. Co-produced by the Grammy Museum and Fab Four Exhibits.Movies:“Good Ol' Freda...
  • Almanac
    Lake effect snow squalls, deadly shipwrecks, and a cold wave
    Lake effect snow squalls, deadly shipwrecks, and a cold wave 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 22.1860 - The wood schooner...
  • Almanac
    Earliest subzero temperature, heavy snow and shipwrecks
    Earliest subzero temperature, heavy snow and 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 21.1847 - The wood schooner, 2-mast...
  • Almanac
    A deadly tornado, shipwrecks and record heat
    A deadly tornado, shipwrecks and record heat 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 20.1869 - More than a foot of snow fell at...
  • Almanac
    Heavy snow, deadly shipwrecks, and record heat
    Heavy snow, deadly shipwrecks, and record heat 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 19.1869 - The wood bark, 3-mast De Soto, while...
  • 'Mark Twain's America'
    Twainiac Nation: Harry L. Katz on 'Mark Twain's America' (Q&A)
    Today, Hartford Books Examiner welcomes Harry L. Katz.Mr. Katz is the author of Mark Twain’s America: A Celebration in Words and Images (Little, Brown and Company, $40.00) in collaboration with the Library of Congress. A former Head Curator...
  • Old spring
    Come to the Newark Museum to explore Ancient Egyptian civilization
    Most people are fascinated with Ancient Egypt. Today many tourists travel to Egypt to see the Giza pyramid and the Great Sphinx, two treasures of the ancient world. When Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in...
  • Laying four new plaques
    Remembering Jonestown on this anniversary date (documentary video)
    November 18 marks the anniversary date of 918 people who left the world while attempting to make it a better place to live. Nine hundred and eighteen people.Jonestown was one of the largest news stories of the decade in 1978. In the 70s, we have...
  • Almanac
    Mackinaw Bridge closed, two freezing shipwreck survivors, and record heat
    Mackinaw Bridge closed, two freezing shipwreck survivors, and record heat 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 18.1886 - The wood...
  • Almanac
    Golf ball size hail, record cold and heavy snow
    Golf ball size hail, record cold and heavy snow 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 17.1857 - The wood schooner, 2-mast Leander...
  • Of all the Thanksgiving symbols, the turkey is the only one that, by itself, suggests the holiday.
    Turkey History from 1621 to today
    Today turkey is associated with Thanksgiving and Christmas, making winter the prime season for turkey farmers. However, wild turkeysare native to North America and was a staple in the Native American diet, and introduced to the Pilgrim settlers...
  • Khrushchev's Kommie Komedy Tour - on PBS
    Khruschev's Komedic Kommie Tour: Cold War Roadshow on PBS
    If there was any truly "lite" moment in the long Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, it occurred during the 13 days when Premier Nikita Khrushchev came to visit the good old US of A in 1959. As much a public...
  • Almanac
    The captain’s dog, a “note in a bottle”, and heavy snow
    The captain’s dog, a “note in a bottle”, and heavy snow 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 16.1853 - The wood...