Cheryl Jaremba

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Coves, cliffs and lighthouses of Canada's epic east coast

From harbor villages where the scent of fresh chowder wafts through the air to lighthouse-studded coastlines, this winding journey takes you through the best of Canada's east coast.<p>The world's second-largest country has a massive Atlantic coastline, and the best way to tackle its awesomeness is by …

Nova Scotia

Escaping the train to Auschwitz

<b>On 19 April 1943, a train carrying 1,631 Jews set off from a Nazi detention camp in Belgium for the gas chambers of Auschwitz. But resistance fighters stopped the train. One boy who jumped to freedom that night retains vivid memories, 70 years later.</b><p>In February 1943, 11-year-old Simon Gronowski was …

World History

Poland Remembers Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Poland commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising on Friday, marking the day by bestowing honors on survivors and opening a new …

World History

Stonehenge occupied 5,000 years earlier than previously thought

Stonehenge may have been occupied five thousand years earlier than previously thought, archaeologists claim.<p>Excavation of a site just a mile from the stone structure provided what researchers claim is the first firm evidence of continuous occupation from as early as 7,500BC.<p>Earlier evidence had …

Read the Greatest Esquire Stories of All Time

In honor of our 80th anniversary, we're mining the archives to publish the greatest Esquire stories of all time.<p><i>Purchase</i> Sports <i>at Amazon.com, through iTunes, at BarnesandNoble.com, or subscribe to the entire series at Byliner.com.</i><p><i>Purchase</i> War <i>at Amazon.com, through iTunes, at BarnesandNoble.com, or</i> …

Literature

Abraham Lincoln - the Assassination of a President

On 15 April 1865, in Washington DC, Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States, died, having been shot in the back of the head the …

20 Gentle Quotations from Mister Rogers

Many of these quotations are collected in the posthumous volume <i>The World According to Mister Rogers</i>, though they come from various sources, including …

"You Are Not Safe Here": The Remains of a Horrible Day in Boston

<b>BOSTON — The very worst two words</b> in the English language in Boston, where the latest reports say at least two have been killed and dozens have been injured, this afternoon were these: "secondary device."<p>The first time I heard them was at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue …

Marathons

The manatee is thriving in Florida's Kings Bay—and so is tourism. (Photo by Paul Nicklen) Humans mean well, but they sometimes get too close for the endangered sea cows' comfort. Get a closer look: http://on.natgeo.com/17vZZaT

The American Civil War in an Hour

<b>Readers’ reviews:</b><p>“An <b>excellent and informative</b> guide to the events leading up to and during the American civil war. <b>Easy to read</b> and understand.”<p>“<b>Just</b> …

Descent into chaos

A day after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 45 years ago, a 4-year-old girl, abandoned and crying, stood in front of a burning building a few blocks from the West Side apartment where the civil rights leader had lived during his open-housing crusade. She was soaked from one of the …

Sean Penn: What I've Learned

Say what you will, but Sean Penn is a man you'd want on your side. Why? He knows how to fight. He's fighting his own renegade war to save Haiti. He's fought battles over money and creativity in Hollywood for decades. He fights for any idea he believes in. Will he ever stop? Music: "Ballad of the …

U.S. Dept. of State

The Assassination of Martin Luther King - a summary

On April 4, in 1968, Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated. James Earl Ray, a white supremacist, was subsequently arrested for the crime and …

Following the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

<i>Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere. On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-Five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year.</i><p>When poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote those lines in 1862, he was correct -- hardly anyone had heard of …

New England