| 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...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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.
| Mar 24, 2011
The word had already baffled one contestant when Frank Neuhauser confidently spelled it right — "G-L-A-D-I-O-L-U-S" — to win the first national spelling bee in 1925.
Luck was his ally. Although he had studied for months with his mill-worker...
| May 22, 2011
Janice Likens' letter (" Rep. Harris want to privatize Medicare," May 16) reports that Congressman Andy Harris " explained that the new and improved Medicare would function like the Part D Prescription Drug program." This surely raises questions about his...
| Jun 19, 2011
Illinois voters have a weak track record. Or maybe we pick honest people who quickly get corrupted once in power. Or maybe we're just unlucky. The facts are these: Since 1900, we have elected 20 men as the state's chief executive. Six of them —...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 6:37 AM
For 15 years the best girls and boys basketball teams in Baltimore City have tipped off against the best of Washington, D.C. in early December. To see some of the best public school basketball of the young season, head over to Lake Clifton Friday and...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 1:36 PM
February 4, 2012
It's late in the first half of a tournament game, more than 3,000 basketball fans have filled the auditorium, and as the Patterson High Clippers of Baltimore toss the ball inbounds and head up the court, a spectator leans over to...