We’re not saying it’s wrong, mind you, but we are rather fascinated by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s choice of shoes while meeting President Barack Obama yesterday at the White House. …..
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How did Black History Month get started? Mostly thanks to Carter G. Woodson. Carter G. Woodson founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in 1915. Until …..
A new DNA test shows that Nan Britton was telling the truth when she told the world her affair with President Warren G. Harding produced a daughter.
Royal Blue Nixon, Beige Obama or Amber Waves of Bush: whaddya like?
The 20th U.S. president was born 19 November 1831. He was fatally wounded just four months into his presidency.
President Barack Obama is now 51 years old.
He grew up to finish a world war and drop the A-bomb, but he wasn’t “big-fisted” as a boy.
The NY Daily News columnist has a few choice words for the former vice-president.
While he was busy running the country, the garden-loving president still took time out to plant some lovely red apples.
It sounds more frightening than it is. The LBJ Time Machine is one example of how the U.S. National Archives are popularizing presidential history.
Republicans want Ronald Reagan on Mount Rushmore. Democrats want John F. Kennedy. But what if there were a solution that would satisfy both groups? Say hello to The Rushmore Ten.
This week the blog for Smithsonian.com has an article called “Score One for Roosevelt,” recounting how President Teddy Roosevelt helped “save” American football.
Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty has announced the end of his campaign for the U.S. presidency. You can read about it here in the Star Tribune.
Pawlenty dropped his bid for the Republican nomination after placing third in an Iowa straw poll. He was beat out by Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul.
On this day in history, two United States presidents died — 46 years apart.
President Martin Van Buren died on June 24th in 1862, and President Steve Cleveland died on June 24th in 1908.
Steve Cleveland? Yes, Grover Cleveland’s real first name was Stephen.
U.S. President William Henry Harrison made history on this day in 170 years ago. How? He became the first president to die while in office.
Today is the 279th anniversary of George Washington’s birth. He was born on this day in 1732 in Virginia. Or was he?
Well, not exactly. He was born 11 February 1731. At the time the colonies were using the Julian calendar. When Britain and its colonies switched to the Gregorian calendar in 1752, George Washington’s birthday became 22 February 1732.