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Top History Articles

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  • Are we ready for another Revolution?

    The woman was pointing to my book on the American Revolution. She was inquiring if I believed people were fed up with the way the country was being run and ready for a repeat of 1776. I wasn't totally surprised by her question. I've heard the subject...
  • 'Outlander' a Highland fling

    Diana Gabaldon's eight-book "Outlander" novel series has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide, yet the author didn't publish her first story the first "Outlander" novel until she was nearly 40 and already established in an academic career as a...
  • George W. Hilton, college professor

    George W. Hilton, college professor
    George W. Hilton, a retired college professor, author and transportation economist whose works on railroads and shipping included the seminal history of Maryland's Ma & Pa Railroad, died Aug. 4 of heart failure at Lorien Health Park in Columbia. He was...
  • Bumpy ride into history

    Bumpy ride into history
    Baltimore, home to the first received telegraph message (Samuel Morse, 1844, sent from Washington), the first umbrella factory in America (1828), the first Ouija board (1892) and — to note what really matters — the first baseball player to win...
  • Local students experience Israel crisis first-hand

    Local high school students recently returned from the study abroad program Alexander Muss High School in Israel. Aside from learning about the 4,000-year history of the Holy Land both inside the classroom and at the historical sites, the students also...
  • Fight for civil rights played out along U.S. 40 in Maryland

    Fight for civil rights played out along U.S. 40 in Maryland
    Tucked inside the files at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston are State Department notes from the 1960s detailing racial discrimination along U.S. 40 in Maryland — and warning the president of its implications for the Cold War. One...
  • With six-homer night, Orioles have a blast in 12-2 win over St. Louis

    With six-homer night, Orioles have a blast in 12-2 win over St. Louis
    With nearly two dozen Orioles greats in attendance to commemorate the franchise's 60th anniversary, manager Buck Showalter felt a certain pressure for his club to perform Friday night against the St. Louis Cardinals. As the Orioles wore cream-colored...
  • History man Al Stewart digs deep for musical "time passages"

    By Nigel Stephenson CROPREDY, England, Aug 11 (Reuters) - As Al Stewart tells it, every singer starts off writing love songs - but a "disastrous" affair made his efforts so downbeat one reviewer suggested he give it a miss. So Scottish born Stewart, who...
  • Former student paints mural at Monroe School

    Former student paints mural at Monroe School
    Artist Will Blake left an impression on Monroe School in Hinsdale when he was a student there, and now he's doing it again. The 2003 graduate has returned to paint a mural that stretches across two walls in the elementary school's learning resource...
  • Watch: 'Houdini' Miniseries Trailer Starring Adrien Brody

    Nearly 90 years after Harry Houdini's death, the fascination for the legendary illusionist and escape artist still lingers, hence a two-part miniseries on History simply titled "Houdini," for which a trailer recently appeared on the web. Adrien Brody...
  • Letter to the Editor

    Plans to build a commercial processing kitchen on Mt. Parnassus Harris Property Open Space are inappropriate. The area around the Harris Open Space Property on Mt. Parnassus has a long history of land preservation. As far back as 1933 Captain George...