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  • Philadelphia pastor who spied for Nazis subject of new book

    Philadelphia pastor who spied for Nazis subject of new book
    Hitler's secret plot to blow up trains, factories and bridges in the Northeast was dubbed Operation Pastorius, after the founder of Germantown.
  • Gen. William T. Sherman's 'March to the Sea,' through the eyes of a Union soldier

    Gen. William T. Sherman's 'March to the Sea,' through the eyes of a Union soldier
    When Gen. William T. Sherman successfully completed his "March to the Sea" 150 years ago this month, he sent President Abraham Lincoln a Christmas greeting like no other. "I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the City of Savannah, with one hundred...

    Thumbnail Look At Army

    Official name: United States Military Academy (Army) Location: West Point, N.Y. (6,763) Enrollment: 4,592 cadets Founded: 1802 Nickname: Black Knights Colors: Black and gold Famous Army athletes: 1945 Heisman Trophy winner Doc Blanchard, 1946...

    Christmas denied? Then reopen schools

    Christmas denied? Then reopen schools
    In reference to the recent decision by the Montgomery County Board of Education to take religious holidays off the school calendar ("Montgomery eliminates references to all religious holidays in school calendar," Nov. 12), it should be noted that in 1870,...

    From the Archives: Why Lincoln set a day for Thanksgiving

    From the Archives: Why Lincoln set a day for Thanksgiving
    Editor's Note: With Thanksgiving upon us, we look back at a 1950 Tribune story reporting the discovery of a letter from editor and advocate Sarah Hale urging President Abraham Lincoln to declare a national Thanksgiving holiday. Six days after Hale wrote...