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  • Almanac Sep. 1, 2015
    Shipwrecks, a heat wave, hail and a wildfire
    Shipwrecks, a heat wave, hail and a wildfire 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 September 1.In 1859 the wood, passenger & package...
  • The Over Mountain Men
    Don't Mess With the Overmountain Men
    With the war in America blossoming into a world war, the British had to come up with a new strategy. Settling for a stalemate in the north they moved the active theater south, the idea being that they could pacify the rebels and let the strong...
  • Almanac Aug. 31, 2015
    A shipwreck, a moderate drought, heavy rain, and a wildfire
    A shipwreck, a moderate drought, heavy rain, and a wildfire 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 August 31.The wood schooner-barge, 2-mast...
  • Museum Gala
    Touring San Francisco's Museums
    Visitors to San Francisco will find over 65 museums to enjoy during their stay while vacationing in the city. They are a great way to discover the history, the art, and the future of San Francisco.There are so many that it is quite difficult to...
  • Capsule
    Old tools as well as the modern ones help students learn
    Soon students across the nation will be going back to school with technological gadgets that our ancestors never had. There are traditional computers, laptops and computer tablets containing search engines on the internet that provide us with...
  • Clinton 12 Marker Dedication
    Marking the history of the Clinton 12
    In the middle of an ordinary Open House at Clinton Middle School, an extraordinary moment of history was observed. Fifty-nine years ago on this day, twelve young men and women took a walk down Foley Hill, making an historic entrance into what was...
  • The Maine Thing
    The Maine Thing
    On February 18, 1898 the American battleship, USS Maine exploded in the harbor of Havana Cuba and catapulted the United States onto the world stage. Tensions between the US and Spain had been on the rise as the people of Cuba were fighting Spain...
  • The Polls are Closed
    The Polls Are Closed
    The American Republic has always been a tenuous thing. In the fall of 1864 it was undergoing one of its most dire tests as the Civil War raged on. The war had been going on for over three years and the outcome was far from decided. President...
  • Old Ironsides under sail in Boston Harbor
    Old Ironsides gets a makeover: USS Constitution enters third century of service
    Launched in 1797, the USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat, and to keep her that way the 218-year-old navy frigate is getting a much-needed makeover. Sprucing her up will take about three years and will cost around $12...
  • Almanac Aug. 25, 2015
    Shipwreck, tornadoes, heat, and a burning match company
    Shipwreck, tornadoes, heat, and a burning match company top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here are the events that happened on August 25.In...
  • Almanac Aug. 24, 2015
    Shipwrecks, a wildfire, record heat, tornadoes, and large hail
    Shipwrecks, a wildfire, record heat, tornadoes, and large hail top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here are the events that happened on August...
  • Almanac Aug. 23, 2015
    A damaged football field, a shipwreck, downburst winds and a wildfire
    A damaged football field, a shipwreck, downburst winds and a wildfire 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 August 23.The wood side-wheel tug...
  • Almanac Aug. 22, 2015
    Tornadoes, flash flooding and the Dust Bowl heat
    Tornadoes, flash flooding and the Dust Bowl 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 August 22.Cold air settles into Michigan on this day...
  • Almanac Aug. 21, 2015
    Thunderstorms, record heat, a tornado and heavy rain
    Thunderstorms, record heat, a tornado and heavy rain top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here are the events that happened on August 21.1955 ...
  • Roman Colosseum
    13 Things you didn't know about the Roman Colosseum
    In the northeastern corner of the Roman Forum is the famed Colosseum. Built in 80 AD, the Colosseum was the greatest arena constructed within the ancient world. This enormous building had an area base of 6 acres and seated upwards of 50,000...
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