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World War I (1914-1918)

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  • Three siblings mark birthday milestones together

    Three siblings mark birthday milestones together
    Reaching the century mark is unquestionably a special milestone. And no one would turn their nose up at turning 90 years old — or 80, for that matter. But when one family has three siblings whose odometers are all hitting zeros the same year?...
  • 2014 Children's Read & Write: Librarians recommend summer reads

    2014 Children's Read & Write: Librarians recommend summer reads
    To encourage children's literacy and jump-start creativity, we're once again giving kids the opportunity to be published through the Chicago Tribune Read & Write program. First, download and fill out a permission slip. Then, choose one of the below...
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground team has Syrian chemical weapons, ready to begin destruction

    Aberdeen Proving Ground team has Syrian chemical weapons, ready to begin destruction
    — After months of waiting, a team of chemists and engineers from Aberdeen Proving Ground is now ready to begin the historic destruction of Syria's chemical weapons, the Pentagon said Thursday. The work is to take place aboard a container ship...
  • Touched by history: Meeting a witness to WWI assassination

    Touched by history: Meeting a witness to WWI assassination
    Sometimes history punches you right in the face, and there's no time to duck. It happened to me when I was a teenager in Vienna, accompanying my parents on a business trip. My dad's local contact -- Dr. Radler -- piled us into his Mercedes for a Sunday...
  • History: Highland Park has history of honoring soldiers on Memorial Day

    History: Highland Park has history of honoring soldiers on Memorial Day
    Civil War veterans led the first "Decoration Days" with "Soldiers Grave's Decorations Committees." The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), a fraternal organization of veterans, began the tradition of laying spring flowers and arrangements on fallen...
  • Review: 'His Ownself' by Dan Jenkins

    Review: 'His Ownself' by Dan Jenkins
    Dan Jenkins may not be the greatest sportswriter of the 20th Century but he is indisputably in the same ballpark with such people as Grantland Rice, Ring Lardner, Red Smith, Jim Murray, Frank Deford and Gary Smith. There are others, of course, some of...
  • Belgium: River cruises to honor 100th anniversary of WWI

    Belgium: River cruises to honor 100th anniversary of WWI
    CroisiEurope, Europe’s largest river cruise operator, is honoring the 100th anniversary of World War I with a tour on waterways through Belgium and France. The seven-day itinerary begins in Ostend, Belgium, with stops at the quaint city of Bruges;...
  • July 4 in Chicagoland: Red, white, blue--and flying lollipops

    July 4 in Chicagoland: Red, white, blue--and flying lollipops
    Early on the Fourth of July, shoppers buzzed. They filled their bags with sweet corn — on sale five for $2 the Jewel in Bartlett. The line at the meat counter grew with each passing minute. Cupcakes, cookies and even Patriot Pretzels drowned in...
  • Spirited past, bright future for Havre de Grace Opera House

    The theater is dark and cool on a sweltering recent afternoon, the colored wigs, stepladders and old furniture in the aisles remnants of a just-ended community play. Handbills in a glass case recall a 1905 musical. The ceiling is antique tin. The...
  • Diana of the Dunes: Skinny-dipping socialite or environmentalist?

    Diana of the Dunes: Skinny-dipping socialite or environmentalist?
    On a Monday morning in July 1916, Tribune readers woke to find a curious story vying for Page 1 space with the latest news from World War I and a triple homicide in Lake Forest. A woman in her mid-30s named Alice Gray had eschewed civilization to live...
  • 'Cosmos' recap: Climate change is explained in 'The World Set Free'

    'Cosmos' recap: Climate change is explained in 'The World Set Free'
    Is it getting hot in here? In what is likely to prove one of its most controversial episodes yet, this week's "Cosmos" lays out the powerful scientific case for climate change, framed within a tale of two planets: Venus and Earth. Venus was not much...