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World War I (1914-1918)

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  • Reader feedback June 30: Gay marriage plaintiffs, U.S. 460 project, World War I centennial

    Plaintiffs for gay marriagesurprised at attention In Sunday's edition, the Daily Press profiled Tim Bostic and Tony London, the lead plaintiffs in the push for same-sex marriage equality in Virginia. They said they're surprised at the intense public...
  • History moves, but not always ahead

    The weekend past saw the centenary of the assassination of the Archduke Franz-Ferdinand, with as consequence the First World War. The sequence of the events by which this happened has often been analyzed in the search for an answer to a much deeper...
  • 'War and Gold' explains the chaotic history of money

    "War and Gold: A 500-Year History of Empires, Adventures, and Debt" by Kwasi Kwarteng; Public Affairs/Perseus Books (442 pages, $28.99) One of my souvenirs is a note from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. I paid a vendor in Victoria Falls $3 for it, and that...
  • Benjamin Britten triumphs in San Francisco

    Benjamin Britten triumphs in San Francisco
    When Peter Grimes "is at his exercise," boys die. The title character of Benjamin Britten's first and best-known opera is a social outcast in a claustrophobic fishing village on the raw British coast. A violent visionary, Grimes is abusive toward his...
  • 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?...
  • Indian Motorcycle roars back into business

    Indian Motorcycle roars back into business
    When 92-year-old Bobby Hill was a young man, he raced Indian motorcycles in Dodge City, Kan., and other tracks across the country, going toe-to-toe with Harley-Davidson bikes in a fierce rivalry. But the Indian motorcycle company, an iconic brand that...
  • 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...
  • Iraqi, Syrian insurgents declare a caliphate

    IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria announced Sunday the establishment of the Muslim caliphate and declared that its leader is Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the current head of ISIS. The declaration made official what many observers had expected, a...
  • Bosnian Serbs erect statue to nationalist who ignited World War I

    Bosnian Serbs unveiled a bronze statue Friday in Sarajevo of Gavrilo Princip, the nationalist who assassinated Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand a century ago and set in motion the First World War, which took 10 million lives and shattered empires....
  • Exhibit Looks At One Connecticut Town's Role in World War I

    Exhibit Looks At One Connecticut Town's Role in World War I
    It was the Great War, the First World War, the "war to end all wars," and it began 100 years ago. "Great" it was, indeed, if measured in sheer size. More than 70 million soldiers fought in it, 10 million died in it, as did 7 million civilians. Lines on...
  • 'Andy Griffith,' 'NCIS' for July 4th

    'Andy Griffith,' 'NCIS' for July 4th
    The Fourth of July will be a time for marathons and holiday films. Beyond the fireworks, here are a few special events to keep in mind: "The Andy Griffith Show" gets a lot of love from TV Land. The channel offers episodes of the classic 1960s sitcom...