| Mar 25, 2014
| 4:10 PM
On March 27, 1889, Major John C. Kinney, an editor of the Hartford Courant, inserted a notice in that paper, inviting interested parties to join him on April 2 at the State Capitol Building, to form a society of men with Revolutionary War ancestors. Major...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 4:24 PM
A new crop of Americans was formally presented with citizenship on Saturday at a ceremony in Jamestown for the children of recently naturalized immigrants.
Proud parents with American flag stickers on their lapels took photos of children holding their...
| Mar 23, 2014
Author Wesley Stace, who released 15 albums as singer/songwriter John Wesley Harding, will give a free reading from his latest novel, "Wonderkid" (Penguin/Overlook Press, $26.95) on Wednesday, March 26, at 6 p.m. in Marcus White Living Room on the Central...
| Mar 21, 2014
America has always been many places. Whether measured from the multiple perspectives of Native American peoples, colonial
cultures imported from Europe before the American Revolution, immigrants from abroad or interregional migrants within the United...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 11:14 AM
There's something about the funding for the Museum of the American Revolution that might make you do a double-take.
The $118 million (some reports say $150 million) museum will be built in Philadelphia, fittingly, and more than $100 million already...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 1:38 PM
One of four known original 1215 versions of the Magna Carta is coming to the U.S. for stops in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., starting in July -- a preamble to the 800th anniversary of its June 15, 1215, signing at Runnymede on the banks of the river...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 2:30 PM
It happens after every war. America disarms. And so invites the next attack, and next war. The same haphazard pattern is emerging now -- even before the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are over, much as this administration pretends they are in order to cut...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 3:39 PM
The 48th annual Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade scheduled for Saturday is a go as of Thursday afternoon, even with rain in the forecast.
The parade committee met Wednesday and decided not to cancel, President Ed Hanke wrote in an email.
| Feb 26, 2014
| 11:26 AM
RICHMOND - The General Assembly gave final approval Wednesday to student prayer legislation Gov. Terry McAuliffe has promised to veto.
Senate Bill 236 ostensibly writes students' right to pray or express their religious beliefs at school into the...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 1:56 PM
On Sunday, Feb. 9, 1975, the Daily Press published a full page of local black history called "Their Past Catching Up With Their Present." The page also included a listing of six famous black heritage people, and an information box featuring African words,...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 1:09 PM
William D. Townsend, former assistant director of Baltimore County's Department of Public Works and a World War II veteran, died Feb. 23 at Forest Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center in Harford County. He was 92.
"The cause of death was failure to...