| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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,...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:15 AM
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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
PARIS -- Earlier this month, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Philip Gordon visited London to give Prime Minister David Cameron his instructions: Washington wants Britain inside the EU, so it can blunt Europe's anti-American impulses...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:03 AM
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,...
| Sep 14, 2012
At a time when women were not allowed to travel without male companions to battlefields or tend to men who were not their relatives, Clara Barton nursed and comforted the wounded and dying on Civil War battlefields.
It was at the Battle of Antietam...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 4:33 PM
With Black History Month moving into full swing, photos of the same five black activists are plastered on the news, posters and flyers. The same line from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream speech” is repeated over and over...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 12:57 PM
Think that you have to go to Europe to find centuries-old fortresses and other historic sites? Think again. Right here in Florida there is plenty to intrigue history buffs. Here are five Florida historic sites arranged alphabetically by site name that...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 7:41 AM
Savannah, Georgia is synonymous with Southern charm in the minds of many –maybe because of the city’s gardens, squares, historic mansions, Southern cooking, and cordial welcome to travelers. The city’s beauty may have actually saved it...
| May 26, 2013
| 4:45 PM
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...
| May 7, 2013
| 3:08 PM
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...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 7:17 AM
When she thinks of Fort Carroll, the abandoned 19th-century military installation in the Patapsco River, Beverly Eisenberg thinks of her grandfather — and of duckpin bowling balls.
She visited the six-sided artificial island as a little girl, just...