Marshall Sterling

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What's Next for Baltimore

A citywide curfew that went into effect late Tuesday until early Wednesday brought calm to Baltimore in the wake of riots that spotlighted deep …

The John Wilkes Booth Mummy That Toured America

The purported mummy of John Wilkes Booth in 1937 (Credit: William Vandivert/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)In 1877, a young Granbury, Texas, …

History

The Insane Story of the Guy Who Killed the Guy Who Killed Lincoln

<b>The fire in the tobacco barn was starting to rage,</b> and inside was the most wanted man in America: John Wilkes Booth, the traitor who had shot …

How to Follow John Wilkes Booth's Escape Route

It took John Wilkes Booth 12 days to get from <b>Ford’s Theatre (1)</b> to his closing act at the burning barn on Garrett’s Farm. Today a good bit of the …

150th Anniversary (1865–2015) This Month in the Civil War: Burning of Columbia, SC

After General Sherman’s destructive march through Georgia at the end of 1864, he turned his army north to the Carolinas. When they reached Columbia, …

History

The Spiritualist Who Warned Lincoln Was Also Booth’s Drinking Buddy

“I cannot be shut up in an iron cage and guarded,” Abraham Lincoln said irritably when his friend Leonard Swett worried that the chief executive’s …

Spirituality

Lincoln’s final hours: Moment by moment, inside Ford’s Theatre and the home where the president died

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>It was a scene of horror and disbelief, yet those who were there recall feeling inspired to live worthy of the man<p>Richard Wightman Fox<p>February 16, 2015 11:59am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Lincoln’s Body: A Cultural History”<p><i>The collective sense of what had occurred was of a sadness too noble not</i> …

Lincoln's idiot bodyguard got drunk in the same bar as John Wilkes Booth the night of the assassination

Marilyn sez, "With all this brouhaha about Secret Service agents misbehaving in Cartagena, I remembered this story in Smithsonian magazine two years …

August 3 1914: the countdown to cataclysm across the world

The build-up to hostilities of the First World War was met with joy in Berlin, disinterest in France, disbelief in America and fear in Russia<p><b>GERMANY by Justin Huggler</b><p>Huge crowds poured through the streets of Berlin on 3 August, 1914. They were celebrating in Germany. Soldiers marched through the …

World History

The 10 Best Bond Villains

<b>James Bond is often only</b> as good as his villains, which is why the Internet went nuts when rumors began circulating late last week that 007's next adversary might be played by Chiwetel Ejiofor. The Oscar-nominated <i>12 Years a Slave</i> star would be not only the rare black actor to face off against Bond …

Construction

Amazing American Civil War Photos Turned Into Glorious Color

Color photography may not have been widely used until the 1930s but that hasn't stopped an active group of Redditors from looking to change the past. On the Colorized History Subreddit, Redditors use photo manipulation to add color to historical black and white images.<p>Two of the most prolific …