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The Baltimore SunOld Tippecanoe, the ninth president of the United States, was born 240 years ago today. He remains the president with the shortest term in office, having died a month after his inauguration. An elderly gentleman, he insisted on making a prolonged and...
Martin Van Buren was not the only sitting vice president elected president during the 19th century ("President Biden? History says no," Feb. 2). Thomas Jefferson achieved the same distinction when, as vice president at the start of the century, he...
Editor's note: This is the unabridged version of the condensed article that appeared in the Jan. 17 Interior Journal. This article is the first in a series to commemorate the War of 1812 Bicentennial. The Congress of the United States has...
Traditional red and green colors are well represented in the flowers available for the holidays. Poinsettias, the most popular and spectacular holiday flowers, can combine both these colors. The poinsettia was named for Joel Robert Poinsett, an amateur...
The musical battle between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney heated up recently as Stevie Wonder released a funky new pro-Obama song called “Keep Moving Forward,” while Meat Loaf celebrated his support of Romney by belting a goofy “America...
When Robert Marbury was 19 years old, he necked with Ricki Lake on camera. At age 29, he spent a year sailing in Indonesia, where he says his ship was attacked by pirates. Four years later, he was one of the three co-founders of the Minnesota Association...
In "The First American Political Conventions: Transforming Presidential Nominations, 1832-1872," Stan M. Haynes writes that the modern presidential nominating convention evolved during the campaign of 1832. Between the fall of 1831 and the spring of...
Paul GreenbergFor those fortunate souls who didn't have to sit through the president's State of the Union speech Tuesday night out of a sense of duty, or maybe just masochism, here is a brief summary and free translation -- very free: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President,...
Q During football season, fans shop for T-shirts, banners, nodding heads, glasses and other souvenirs of the game. Through the years, many football toys also have been made. A 1930s iron mechanical place-kicker toy actually could kick a tiny football....
Tags: Music, Football, Entertainment, Toy Industry, Andrew Jackson
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pix11.comIn what may have been a planned attack in hopes of Internet popularity, a gang of teenage girls attacked a worker in a Queens Village Wendy's, capturing the whole thing with cell phones. Michelle Ortiz, A 42-year-old mother of five, was working at the...
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pix11.comQUEENS VILLAGE, N.Y. -- In what may have been a planned attack in hopes of Internet popularity, a gang of teenage girls attacked a worker in a Queens Village Wendy's, capturing the whole thing with cell phones. Michelle Ortiz, 42-year-old mother of five,...
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