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Spanish-American War

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  • Sun beats the drums of war

    Sun beats the drums of war
    Thanks to The Sun I now know what it may have been to read the paper in 1898 prior to the Spanish American War ("Punishing Syria," Aug. 27). Your editorial was all that yellow journalism could be, waving the bloody flag, citing massacres that no one could...
  • A window into artist Grant Wood

    A window into artist Grant Wood
    Before “American Gothic” and his other paintings, artist Grant Wood left his mark at the Veterans Memorial Building in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Wood, who grew up in Cedar Rapids, designed a 24-foot stained-glass window for the memorial, which was...
  • 19th-century cannon gets second life in Montgomery

    19th-century cannon gets second life in Montgomery
    In 1979, about a month before leaving his home in Chicago’s western suburbs to join the Army, Jon Meinholz led a group of volunteers in refurbishing a 19th-century cannon at Montgomery’s Riverside Cemetery. The 17-year-old touched up the old...
  • Truth is not optional

    If you have not yet read Luke O'Neil's "The Year We Broke the Internet" at Esquire, let me quote a couple of salient passages:  This, he says, is how online sites operate: "Give me the viral pictures, and I’ll give you the truth. And then, after...
  • Hampton Roads' most famous ships

    With two of the nation's most storied shipyards toiling on its shores, Hampton Roads has long been known as the builder of some of the world's most historic naval vessels. Here are stand-out hulls from Norfolk Naval Shipyard, which launched its first...
  • Three famous warships sprang from the shipyard's first Navy contract 120 years ago

    Three famous warships sprang from the shipyard's first Navy contract 120 years ago
    The first three Navy construction contracts won by Newport News Shipbuilding in late January 1894 marked not only a milestone moment for the barely 8-year-old yard but also the birth of three ships that became famous warriors. Awarded on Jan. 22, 1894,...
  • Veterans Day: Nation gives thanks with parades, Obama lays wreath

    Veterans Day: Nation gives thanks with parades, Obama lays wreath
    The nation’s first four-star female general led New Yorkers in commemorating Veterans Day, part of the annual display of thanks to those who have served their country and an indication of the changing face of the military. Led by President Obama,...
  • It's A Gray Area: Consider the wisdom of Teddy Roosevelt

    Today we conclude our short series about classic American patriots with a discussion about Theodore Roosevelt, who was known for his exuberant personality and large range of interests and achievements. For example, he was awarded both the Nobel Peace...
  • The Great White Fleet comes to Hampton Roads

     The Great White Fleet comes to Hampton Roads
    In the long, often spectacular history of Hampton Roads, few sights can match the epic scene that unfolded in the waters off Old Point Comfort in early December 1907. Trailing long vees of white water and giant plumes of black smoke, battleship after...
  • Bungled Heist Of Silk Shipment Left Security Guard Dead

    MANCHESTER — Courant reporters 95 years ago figured prominently in the investigation of a bungled heist, playing a role that would be highly improbable today. In the case of The Great Silk Robbery, the "Courant Men," as they were called in their...
  • The shipyard makes its reputation with its first seagoing vessel, the landmark freighter El Sud

    The shipyard makes its reputation with its first seagoing vessel, the landmark freighter El Sud
    Railroad tycoon Collis P. Huntington had already made history several times over when -- on March 16, 1892 -- he showed up for his first and only appearance at the launching of a vessel constructed by his fledgling Newport New shipyard. Watching from...