| 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...
| Oct 13, 2013
You probably had no idea that Al Jolson, the star of the first talkie movie, "The Jazz Singer," enjoyed urinating on people as a joke. Or that once, in the middle of a conversation in the White House, President Warren G. Harding got up from his chair...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Sure, the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument are must stops for visitors touring the nation's capital.
But what about Sonny Bono Park?
Or the Maine Lobsterman Memorial?
Or the Cuban Friendship Urn?
They're all here, as are scores of bronzes,...
| Oct 27, 2013
Here are three new audiobook releases to check out.
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| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:45 PM
A petition on Whitehouse.gov is urging President Barack Obama to display a rug woven by Armenian orphans at a refugee camp in 1920. The tapestry was donated to President Calvin Coolidge in 1925, as a gift to thank Americans for their humanitarian...
| Jan 29, 2013
From the Canning vs. National Labor Relations Board (pdf) opinion U.S. Court of Appeals in DC: (citations omitted) It is undisputed that the purported appointments of the three members were not made “by and with the Advice and Consent of......
| 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....
| 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...
| Oct 31, 2012
"When it comes to our foreign policy, you seem to want to import the foreign policies of the 1980s, just like the social policies of the 1950s and the economic policies of the 1920s," President Barack Obama told Mitt Romney in their final debate.
| 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...