| Jul 10, 2011
Paul Revere was captured on April 18, 1775, before he could warn the residents of Concord, Mass., that the British were coming. (He did make it to Lexington, Mass.)
No Revolutionary War battle was ever fought at Valley Forge, Pa., even though Gen. George...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 3:39 PM
Federal agents say that counterfeit $100 bills are popping up at stores across the metro area, with crooks even passing a bogus bill to a Boy Scout troop selling Christmas Trees in Independence.
Workers at Boy Scout Troop 492's Christmas Tree lot in...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 7:44 PM
The Patterson Mill Huskies boys basketball team picked up a win against a Chesapeake (upper) Division opponent, dispatching the host-team North Harford Hawks, 58-40, Tuesday night.
Edgewood also grabbed a Tuesday night victory, beating the Cristo Rey...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 12:34 PM
Dennis James, a heralded armonica virtuoso who lives in upstate New York, will visit Baltimore next weekend to be a soloist with two organizations.
The story goes that in 1761, when Benjamin Franklin invented the glass instrument he dubbed the "armonica,...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Editor's note: Robert Whaples is professor of economics and chair of the Economics Department at Wake Forest University. He is the co-editor of the forthcoming, "The Handbook of Modern Economic History and The Handbook of Major Events in Economic History"...
| Feb 25, 2012
If you grew up in the Lehigh Valley you probably learned the name George Taylor in history class. Or maybe you've heard mention of him around the Fourth of July.
Taylor, who had homes in Easton and Catasauqua, earned favored-son status in local lore when...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 5:11 PM
As of Wednesday, the Cherry Hill community has put North Avenue on notice: The gauntlet has been thrown in the battle for Southside Academy High School.
In an emotional meeting between Baltimore city school system officials and the high school...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 3:11 PM
Benjamin Franklin said it best: “Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” OK, maybe he didn’t really say that, but it’s still a damn good quote.
Here’s a list of local craft beer bars that confirm...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 12:41 PM
SAN DIEGO - It's that time of year to move clocks ahead one hour. Daylight-saving time begins Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 2:00 a.m.
DST is also a good reminder to change the batteries in smoke alarms.
Here some other facts about daylight-saving time,...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 7:50 PM
Equipped with a flip phone and 400 free minutes, each member of a group of truant students at Carver Vocational Technical High School knows that at any moment a call could come that changes his or her day — or life.
The Baltimore students are...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 2:26 PM
— Seventy-five years after Amelia Earhart disappeared while attempting to circumnavigate the world, the search for the wreckage of her twin-engine Lockheed Electra will resume this summer.
Robert Ballard, the oceanographer who discovered the...