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War over 'Peace Cross' puts Supreme Court in crosshairs of debate over government involvement with religion
Years later, it outsourced part of the decision-making process to a so-called "reasonable observer." The World War I memorial cross in Bladensburg ... judge ruled in 2015 that the monument was OK unde... read more
Taneytown Councilman Bradley Wantz 'wholly opposed' to proposed National Civil War Memorial
Casteel on Thursday said there’s no reason there couldn’t or shouldn’t be a Civil War museum and a memorial. “There is a World War II Memorial in Washington ... Wantz added that he was under the impre... read more
Bauhaus designers changed the way the world looks. But did they make it better?
In 1919, there was a lot of talk in Germany about building a better world. World War ... century Arts and Crafts movement, which cherished handcrafted things as an antidote to factory-made objects and ... read more
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Remembering Harris Wofford, Who Dreamed of a ‘United States of the World’
He was speaking at a small, under-the-radar Ethiopian history event in Washington D.C. (He had served in the early 1960s as the first ... Student World Federalist Movement 1942-1953. A year later Pear... read more
Will the Trade War Lead to Real War with China?
First, around 1880, the United States became the world’s largest economy ... we may be fighting the last war, not the one to come. The end of the 21 st century’s second decade is a ... read more
French Jew risked her life spying against the Nazis in World War II
Her parents, Regine and Fischel Huffnung, had grown up speaking German, as the area was under Germany's control until World War I ... the Nazis' plan of retreat from Alsace to Germany. Her crossing at ... read more
The Time Nikola Tesla Paid for His Hotel Room With a 'Death Ray'
Tesla had financial problems later ... Civil War. The fort was under attack from July 18 to September 7, 1863, by soldiers including the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first African ... read more
Vice President Pence makes first Auschwitz visit, after comparing Iran to Nazis
It was the first visit for Pence, a conservative Christian, to the site where German forces murdered 1.1 million people, most of them Jews but also Poles, Roma and others, during the Nazis’ occupation ... read more
At Checkpoint Charlie, Cold War History Confronts Crass Commercialism
“There is no equivalent anywhere, where tanks stood off and the world worried we were on the brink of World War III,” said Hope M. Harrison, a professor of history at George Washington University ... ... read more
Plans for Normandy memorial alive, but barely
Timing has been a key problem, Brosky said, noting corporations and philanthropists instead have committed money to the National World War II Memorial under construction in Washington ... first, Brosk... read more
Born a slave, this Navy petty officer founded a community of ‘race pioneers’ to stand against bigotry
On April 3, 1863, he became a seaman, first class, of the Union Navy. During the remaining years of the civil war ... under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Goode, began its work. In May 1976, the state D... read more
10 African American Inventors Who Changed the World
Jennings (1791-1859) was the first ... and later, while studying at Columbia University, he refined key methods of collecting, processing, and storing plasma. In 1940, World War II was in full ... read more