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History

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  • Chapter 11: The Digital Age Takes Hold Post 9/11

    Chapter 11: The Digital Age Takes Hold Post 9/11
    On a clear September morning in 2001, the world changed. The 9/11 terror attacks in New York and Washington changed the way that America looked at safety, security and its role in the world. As the first of the two World Trade Center towers fell, and...
  • Chapter Nine: The Beach Boys And Newsroom Changes

    Chapter Nine: The Beach Boys And Newsroom Changes
    Life in a newsroom is different every day, its rhythms set by external forces. But 1979 was something new. While the staff waited to see what effect — if any — corporate ownership might bring to The Courant, a more palpable shift was...
  • Diamond Head hike offers commanding Hawaiian vistas

    Diamond Head hike offers commanding Hawaiian vistas
    As I kayak just off the west end of Waikiki Beach, I'm trying to imagine how Diamond Head, a hulking 762-foot-high mass of magmatic debris, might have appeared in the 11th century. That's when the first Polynesian visitors are believed to have navigated...
  • Stay alert for breast cancer

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and an opportunity for women to take charge of their health by learning how to detect breast cancer at its earliest and most treatable stage. Planned Parenthood provides breast cancer education and...
  • The Hartford Courant's First 250 Years: Our Moments, Our History

    The Hartford Courant's First 250 Years: Our Moments, Our History
    The Hartford Courant’s story is, in many ways, the people of Connecticut’s story. It is the tale of the thousands, and then the millions, who influenced the course of American history and how it was chronicled over 250 years. We are older...
  • 1918 influenza epidemic struck hard, fast

     1918 influenza epidemic struck hard, fast
    The photos showed a nurse, a hospital worker and a street sweeper wearing face masks. The story reported how a rapidly spreading disease was overtaxing the city's and nation's hospitals, doctors and nurses. Published in the Tribune 96 years ago this...
  • Families can find fun and science in Jacksonville

    Families can find fun and science in Jacksonville
    It takes a lot to entice me away from the boardwalk, fishing pier and 22 miles of beaches in Jacksonville, but there's an enormous city to explore beyond the sand. On a recent visit, I explored the hub of museums, restaurants and walkways along the Main...
  • FSU players focused on Notre Dame showdown, not history or off-field issues

    TALLAHASSEE — One by one, Florida State players were asked about iconic football program Notre Dame. What exactly did shamrocks, the Four Horsemen or leprechauns mean to them? The Fighting Irish's past didn't mean much to a group of players in...
  • Annapolis celebrates 150 years of freedom

    Annapolis celebrates 150 years of freedom
    When President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation that took effect Jan. 1, 1863, the document didn't apply to Maryland. That's because Lincoln "did not want to turn off or anger those border states with slaves that had remained...
  • Uneasy riders: Which 'Captain America' chopper is the real film relic?

    Uneasy riders: Which 'Captain America' chopper is the real film relic?
    This weekend, the gavel will fall at a Calabasas auction of the "Captain America" chopper used in the filming of the 1969 movie "Easy Rider." Bidding for the gleaming vintage Harley-Davidson could reach $1.2 million, estimates the auction house,...
  • East Stroudsburg, Kutztown, Moravian, Muhlenberg football preview capsules

    East Stroudsburg, Kutztown, Moravian, Muhlenberg football preview capsules
    LAFAYETTE (3-3) AT NO. 24/25 HARVARD (4-0) When: 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, Harvard Stadium, Cambridge, Mass. Series: Crimson 14-3. Last meeting: Crimson 35-16 ('13). TV: Lafayette Sports Network, RCN-TV4, WBPH-60; ESPN3. Lafayette leaders:...