| Apr 6, 2011
| 1:34 PM
Sesquicentennial events abound as the four-year observance of the Civil War begins this week. Here's a sampler of those upcoming in the next few months:
Baltimore, April 15-17: Commemorative events, living-history exhibits and a grand...
| May 5, 2011
| 2:00 PM
It has been 100 years since Baltimore's ladies of the gentry decided to call attention to their efforts to beautify the city by holding a Flower Mart at the base of the Washington Monument in Mount Vernon, selling crab cakes their cooks prepared and...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 9:14 PM
The 111th United States Open Golf Championship will take place next week at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., just outside of Washington, D.C.
It’s a relatively easy drive of about three hours for those from the area who have tickets...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 7:56 PM
On September 26th, 1911, President William Howard Taft came to Hutchinson to lay the Municipal Building’s cornerstone. Today, he made a return visit. Patriotic music and residents welcomed a thinner President Taft and Hutchinson's mayor.
| Sep 15, 2011
| 1:05 AM
1857: William Howard Taft - who served as President of the United States and as U.S. chief justice - was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.1953: The Nuremberg Laws deprived German Jews of their citizenship.
1961: The United States began Operation Nougat, a...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 1:05 AM
PIERRE - This month, the South Dakota State Historical Society is noting the 100th anniversary of President William Howard Taft's visit to the state.
In October of 1911, President Taft made a three-day visit through South Dakota. It was the homeward leg...
| Dec 2, 2011
Theodore Roosevelt was such a magnetic personality that his life story has been the subject for many authors. Edmund Morris has such a profound and enduring admiration for the former president that he has published his third volume, “Colonel...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 3:00 AM
The general rap against the Occupy Wall Street movement is that it has no clear leadership or goals. And a complaint of some Democrats against President Obama is that he hasn't found a way to get in front of it and harness its energy to work for his re-...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 6:25 AM
PEMBROKE, Va. — It is an impressive waterfall hidden deep in an Appalachian gorge.
The Cascades drop 66 feet on Little Stony Creek in the Cascades Recreation Area of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest in southwestern Virginia....
| Aug 8, 2011
| 1:05 AM
1911: President William Howard Taft signed a measure raising the number of members in the U.S. House of Representatives from 391 to 433, effective with the next Congress, with a proviso to add two more members when New Mexico and Arizona became states....
| Mar 5, 2012
| 11:20 AM
In August 1909, with the support of Republican President William Howard Taft, the first permanent and constitutionally permitted federal corporate tax was imposed at a rate of 2 percent.
Taft explained to Congress his rationale for supporting a tax...