| Nov 18, 2013
Eighty-five years ago this week, the world's longest bridge opened on the lower James River.
Measuring nearly 5 miles in length, the first fixed link across Hampton Roads not only tied the Peninsula to the rest of the region but also connected it to...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Local Armenian leaders on Tuesday used an appearance by President Obama at the DreamWorks Animation studio to request that the White House allow a Smithsonian display of a rug handmade by refugee orphans of the mass genocide about a century ago.
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:07 PM
In 1921 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the former assistant secretary of the Navy during the Woodrow Wilson administration and Democratic nominee for vice president the previous year, must have seemed to be a preternaturally fortunate man. Still very much...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:58 AM
The Armenian Genocide was carried out by the “Young Turk” government of the Ottoman Empire in 1915-16. Rougly 1.5 million Armenians were killed, out of a total of 2.5 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. Most Armenians in America are...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:05 AM
Years before John Dillinger, "Baby Face" Nelson and "Pretty Boy" Floyd, there was Gerald Chapman.
Chapman — dubbed "Public Enemy No. 1" by both the press and authorities prior to the FBI's official use of the phrase — was criminally active...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:00 AM
President Obama's appearance on the Funny or Die sketch series "Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis" on Tuesday has become a viral sensation, with over 14 million views already. But not everyone is laughing, especially Stephen Colbert.
| Jun 5, 2013
From comments: Since 'Mad Men' and 'Downton Abbey' seem to be popular here, I'll note that 'Mad Men' is equidistant to 'Downton Abbey' as it is to today. My work: 2013-1968=45 1968-1923=45 Equidistance is an increasingly startling concept as you......
| Jun 26, 2013
Dec. 1978: Comedian Phyllis Diller surveying her wardrobe in her 18x30-foot closet....
| Apr 14, 2013
Pleasanton, Calif., is — no surprise here — a pleasant small city east of San Francisco Bay that was off the beaten track for much of the 20th century and avoided the redevelopment that destroyed the cores of many older cities. Its downtown...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:36 AM
Warren Harding died here" doesn't quite have the tourist draw of "Washington slept here," but for the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, the distinction of being the only hotel where a president of the United States drew his last breath is enough to put it...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 2:43 AM
Holiday shoppers on Michigan Avenue this month can get a unique gift: Viewing parts of the Wrigley Building that haven't been visible to the public since the "fraternal twin" towers were completed in 1921 and 1924.
The ongoing renovations, which have...