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  • Almanac
    Collapsed roofs Bitter cold and whiteout conditions
    Collapsed roofs Bitter cold and whiteout conditions 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 January 27.1885 - A low temperature of -30°...
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    Politico piece examines “The Hunting of Billie Holiday"
    Johann Hari has an excellent piece on Politico this morning, “The Hunting of Billie Holiday,” which examines how the jazz legend found herself ensnared in the federal Bureau of Narcotics’ fight for survival. Here is an excerpt...
  • Almanac
    Heavy snow, cold air, and the “Cleveland Superbomb”
    Heavy snow, cold air, and the “Cleveland Superbomb” 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 January 26.1885 - A low temperature of ...
  • American eagle
    Land of the eagle
    Though one of the greatest statesmen in American history; Benjamin Franklin had his moments of humanity and questionable intelligence. One of those moments occurred on January 26, 1785. On that day, Franklin found himself a bit frustrated with a...
  • Lincoln assasination and Civil War memorabilia sells for 800,000
    Abraham Lincoln memorabilia brings in nearly a million at Texas auction
    A Dallas, Texas auction of President Abraham Lincoln memorabilia held on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at Heritage Auction House in Dallas has brought in over $803,000 including $25,000 just for a lock of the assassinated president's hair. The David...
  • Two treasure hunters believe they have found the holy grail of all shipwrecks, Le Griffon, solving one of the great historical mysteries
    Le Griffon 1679 shipwreck found, Confederate gold remains lost in Lake Michigan
    By accident, two treasure hunters have found the holy grail of all shipwrecks Le Griffon that vanished on its maiden voyage in 1679, and its location not discovered until now. In 2011, Kevin Dykstra and Frederick Monroe looking for the mythical $2...
  • A King
    Remembering a King
    Monday, January 19, 2015, was Martin Luther King Jr. Day throughout the city of Atlanta and throughout the nation. Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia hosted the 46th Commemorative King Celebration. The holiday was truly fit for a King....
  • Stephen David previews History's three-night epic 'Sons of Liberty'
    Stephen David previews History's three-night epic 'Sons of Liberty'
    History is unveiling its latest epic miniseries, Sons of Liberty, which offers a dramatic look at the men who shaped a fledgling America. Featuring an impressive cast including Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia) as Sam Adams, Dean Norris ...
  • Almanac
    Snow drifts, lake effect snow and record heat
    Snow drifts, lake effect snow 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 January 25.1938 - The blizzard of 1938 had impressive...
  • Ringo Starr
    The Beatles week ahead: In 1969, the Fab Four play a concert on a rooftop
    Your weekly Beatles calendar:Movies:"A Hard Day's Night", remastered,is now back on DVDand streaming on Hulu Plus.“Good Ol' Freda”is now out on DVD and Blu-ray and is also streaming on Netflix. Screening information...
  • National Wayet Trail Helps People Discover the Natural Beauty of Local Places
    New Water Trails designated in Louisiana and Michigan
    According to a Press Release posted on the National Park Service website on January 21, 2015, Department of the Secretary Interior Sally Jewell designated two new rivers as our Nation’s newest National Water Trails. The first of these...
  • Almanac
    Record highs, 12 foot snowdrifts and 47 degrees below zero
    Record highs, 12 foot snowdrifts and 47 degrees below zero 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 January 24.1884 - A low temperature of -47...
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    A peek at Dallas 100 years ago
    A look back through the Dallas Morning Newsfrom 100 years ago revealed a jewelry theft on Main Street from the H. W. Bounds Jewelry Store. No need to smash and grab, as the front display window was already broken and poorly repaired, so the...
  • Rare cup found in Scotland
    Metal detecting finds large collection of Viking artifacts
    We’ve all seen them. Those people on beaches, in parks and anywhere we’re relaxing. They’re all across America. They carry their metal detector and invade grassy areas, the water and even rocks. They’re searching for lost...
  • Almanac
    The coldest day, heavy snow, and ice
    The coldest day, heavy snow, and ice 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 January 23.1909 - Lower Michigan is in the midst of a three day...