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  • Vincent Harding dies at 82; historian wrote controversial King speech

    Exactly a year before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down in Memphis, he delivered a speech that alienated ordinarily sympathetic politicians, liberal commentators and even some of his fellow leaders in the civil rights movement. In a...
  • If America had a Memorial Day for peace, would the nation be more reluctant to go to war?

     If America had a Memorial Day for peace, would the nation be more reluctant to go to war?
    What a society chooses to memorialize says a lot about what it values, which is worth contemplating this weekend as the nation recognizes the sacrifices of military men and women who died in service to their country. The history of Memorial Day is...
  • Congress is urged to honor little-known Revolutionary War hero

    Congress is urged to honor little-known Revolutionary War hero
    Teresa Valcarce wants to see Congress keep a promise it made in 1783. Back then, the year the Revolutionary War ended, Congress agreed to display a portrait of Bernardo de Galvez in the Capitol to honor the Spanish statesman's efforts to aid the...
  • Ezra Lee Of Lyme: The Revolution's Submariner

    Ezra Lee Of Lyme: The Revolution's Submariner
    Sgt. Ezra Lee of Lyme piloted the first combat submarine during the early days of the American Revolution, wedging his body into a wildly inventive, one-man vessel that plunged into New York Harbor with the goal of blowing up a British warship. Designed...
  • Man's family sues after electrical death on vacant property [Pages from the Past]

    An article in the May 2, 1914 edition of The Argus reported an lawsuit after the accidental death of man. For the death of Diedrick Albers, who was killed July 30, 1913, by an electric shock while on the premises at the corner of Wilkens and Beechfield...
  • Virginia history book wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize

    Virginia history book wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize
    “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832” by historian Alan Taylor won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for history. The book, which examines the impact of runaway slaves from Virginia who fled to the British for protection and...
  • May: Connecticut Goes To War

    May: Connecticut Goes To War
    As we move into May, the Courant continues its yearlong observance of the newspaper’s 250th anniversary with a new theme — Connecticut at War. Connecticut has always played key roles in conflict, both domestically and internationally. We...
  • The 'Provision State': Connecticut Resources Fed Struggle For Independence

    The 'Provision State': Connecticut Resources Fed Struggle For Independence
    Freezing cold, stricken with smallpox and under attack from enemy ships in a foreign land, a regiment of American soldiers fled their encampment in Deschambault, Canada, early on the morning of May 7, 1776. Under the command of Col. Charles Burrall, the...
  • For Good Friday, Marian Anderson's incomparable performance of 'Crucifixion'

    For Good Friday, Marian Anderson's incomparable performance of 'Crucifixion'
    On Easter Sunday 75 years ago -- April 9, 1939 -- Marian Anderson gave a concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial for a crowd of about 75,000 who braved the cool weather, and a huge national audience listening on radio. The African American...
  • An Easter Concert 75 Years Ago

    An Easter Concert 75 Years Ago
    Easter is a holiday of hope. It was on Easter Sunday 75 years ago that Marian Anderson, whose grandfather had been a slave, sowed hope in the heart of the nation with her legendary performance. The famed contralto sang "America" on the steps of the...
  • Late-1700s Engraver Imprisoned At New-Gate For Counterfeiting

    Late-1700s Engraver Imprisoned At New-Gate For Counterfeiting
    Richard Brunton was a Connecticut artist who engraved his way not only into the homes of the wealthy with his prestigious prints during the time of the American Revolution, but also into the notorious Old New-Gate Prison where he lived after being...