War Of 1812

Ten Embarrassing American Military Disasters the Government Wished the Public Hadn’t Discovered

“Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser,” said General George Patton in numerous speeches delivered to his troops in 1944, later made …

James Madison

Mad Boy review: Nick Arvin's vivid historical coming-of-age story

Mad Boy is a quest novel that spins into an action-packed adventure, spiced with black comedy.

Books

David G. Farragut | American Battlefield Trust

David Glasgow Farragut’s father, Jorge, was a Spanish merchant captain who had served in the American Revolution and the War of 1812. As a young man …

War

Thinkbig Dreambig rallies to take Milstein Memorial at Northfield Park

NORTHFIELD, Ohio - Thinkbig Dreambig rallied through the stretch to win Saturday's $400,000 Carl Milstein Memorial at Northfield Park, nailing the …

Lake Erie

Capitol panel seeks input on monuments

The Arkansas Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission on Thursday approved for public comment a pair of proposals to construct and modify monuments on the …

Real Estate

Reading Dead People's Mail

<i>Conversations at the Washington Library</i> is a weekly podcast about early American history and the people who teach it.<p><b>Reading Dead People's Mail</b><p>In …

George Washington

'The Town That Fooled The British' In The War of 1812, Prepares For Bicentennial

While the War of 1812 is often overshadowed by other national conflicts, St. Michaels prepares to bring its role in the war to life for the …

19th Century

Why Is Salting Eggplant a Thing?

By Alex Delany<p>Is this a useless piece of tradition passed down from generation to generation? Or are we doing this for a reason?<p>If you want to know why salting eggplants is a thing, you have to care about history. Welllllll, that’s not totally true. You just have to care about the history of the …

Italian Food

Beechville black refugee settlement recognized as historically significant by N.S.

A Halifax-area community settled by black refugees who escaped enslavement in the United States two centuries ago has been named a provincial …

Canada

WHEN A GHOST TALKS, LISTEN

Narrated by Isaac, a Choctaw boy who was killed while walking the Trail of Tears in 1830, this quick-paced novel sheds light on forgotten histories.A …

19th Century

ESPN weighs in on Biff Poggi, St. Frances football controversy

If you missed ESPN’s “E:60” Sunday magazine piece on St. Frances Academy co-head football coach Biff Poggi and the controversy about other Maryland …

Student Athletes

You Sunk My 'Battleship': Top 5 Naval Battles of All Time

1. <b>Salamis</b> (480 B.C.). Taken in tandem with its immediate precursors, the sea battle of Artemisium and the land battle at Thermopylae, the Battle of …

Military

Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger season finale recap and review: Colony Collapse

The season finale of Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger doesn’t slow down for even a moment. Buckle in for all of the action you could ever want!<p>Welcome, …

Entertainment

Digging into history in Ancaster

Archeological dig at former Memorial School takes archeologists through a 19th century time warp.<p>News07:48 PM by Mark McNeil The Hamilton …

Archaeology

19th-Century Buildings Excavated in Ontario

ANCASTER, ONTARIO—In an excavation carried out in advance of construction of a new arts center in Ancaster, archaeologists have uncovered a range of …

Archaeology

Francis Scott Key | American Battlefield Trust

Join t Fight<p>Donate today to preserve War of 1812 battlefields and the nation’s history for generations to come.<p>Related People<p>50,000<p>ACRES SAVED<p>The …

Military History

High treason, 106-year-old bottle of ginger beer: Ancaster dig reveals secrets from 1812

While preparing to build the brand new Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre workers and archeologists have discovered a key piece of Canadian history linked …

Canadian News

Where did Francis Scott Key write the song that became our national anthem?

<i>You may not have heard of Baltimore's Indian Queen Hotel, but it plays an important role in the story of "The Star-Spangled Banner" song. Liz</i> …

American History

The metal sign in their garage was important. But why? And for whom?

College kids. That’s who <b>Rob</b> and <b>Mary Ellen Koenig</b> think must have been responsible for stealing the distinctive metal <i>thing</i> that had puzzled them for 30 years.<p>Our story starts in the mid-1980s, when the Koenigs were living in a St. Louis neighborhood called Dogtown. When they moved into their home, …

Rhode Island

Frog symphony and ancient trees in a verdant Louisiana swamp

For visitors willing to embrace heat and humidity, a magical verdant landscape awaits at the Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Park just …

New Orleans

Rochester Police arrest 12 as crowds form after end of festival

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - Rochester Police arrested 12 people in the Northeast area of the city on Sunday.<p>Officers in riot gear spent the better part of …

Buffalo

Homeless man saved woman who jumped from Minneapolis bridge

MINNEAPOLIS (CBS) - Authorities say a homeless man rescued a woman who had jumped from a bridge near downtown Minneapolis. The University of …

Buffalo

55th annual Eden Corn Festival to begin on Thursday

Video<p>EDEN, N.Y. (WIVB) - The 55th annual Eden Corn Festival is set to begin later this week.<p>There will be four days of fun and activities, including …

Buffalo

Old Fort Niagara remembers the War of 1812

Video<p>YOUNGSTOWN, NY (WIVB) - Old Fort Niagara hosted the largest War of 1812 event in its history this weekend.<p>They were chosen by the Grant Tactical …

Buffalo

National Cheesecake Day being celebrated with 16-foot cake

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (WIVB) - Monday is National Cheesecake Day, and to celebrate, a Minneapolis bakery is making a 16-foot cheesecake topped with …

Buffalo

Cookout at MLK Park seeks to Stop the Violence

BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) - People gathered together to call for an end to the violence in the Queen City.<p>The follows a deadly month in the city of …

Cook Out

Runners remember Orchard Park teen taken too soon

ORCHARD PARK, NY (WIVB) - Runners remembered a teen taken too soon on Sunday.<p>For the past eight years, friends, family, and the community have …

Buffalo

Congress For $400: This House Minority Leader Played Guest Host On 'Jeopardy'

Who is Nancy Pelosi?<p>House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will never be a threat to Alex Trebek on “Jeopardy.” But she gave it the old college try as a guest host on the game show Friday, presenting four answers in search of a question to contestants in the “Congress” category.<p>One involved …

Puerto Rico

How one man's appetite fueled the founding of New Orleans' first Jewish congregation | NOLA.com

<i>The Times-Picayune is marking the tricentennial of New Orleans with its ongoing 300 for 300 project, running through 2018 and highlighting 300 people</i> …

New Orleans

George Washington: Master Farmer

<i>Conversations at the Washington Library</i> is a weekly podcast about early American history and the people who teach it.<p><b>George Washington: Master …

George Washington