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  • Almanac Sep. 4, 2015
    Tropical rain, wrecked schooners, and lightning damage
    Tropical rain, wrecked schooners, and lightning damage 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 4.The wood schooner, 2-mast J.F. Tracy...
  • Labor Day
    A history of Labor Day in ten interesting facts
    While Labor Day is a great opportunity to sneak in one last backyard bbq, it also marks the end of another great summer. In the old days, the day after Labor Day was when white clothing and accessories were put up for the winter and the school...
  • Actors Wagner Moura and Pedro Pasca of 'Narcos'
    'Narcos' is the perfect crime drama series wrapped in truth
    When thinking about the most infamous, most feared, and most elusive villians of the real world it is hard to come up with anyone who matches the noteriety of El Zar de la Cocaína, Pablo Escobar. The most successful cocaine dealer of the eighties,...
  • Almanac Sep. 2, 2015
    Shipwrecks, record temperatures, and an F3 tornado
    Shipwrecks, record temperatures, and an F3 tornado 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 2.In 1847 the wood schooner Wisconsin,...
  • Lee Harvey Oswald's headstone in Ft. Worth
    Lee Harvey Oswald's headstone returned to Texas
    The original headstone that marked Lee Harvey Oswald’s grave in a Fort Worth cemetery was recently returned to Texas. The headstone of an infamous killer, the alleged assassin who downed President John F. Kennedy on November 22 in 1963. Then...
  • A Relic of the Revolution
    An Artifact From Commodore Arnold
    What you are looking it in the picture is an actual shot from a swivel gun on the Royal Savage. The quarter is there to show scale. So, what makes this so special? Well, it starts with a name you probably recognize, Benedict Arnold. In 1776 Arnold...
  • 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...
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