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Curators Cull Famous Signatures From U.S. Archives

An eclectic mix of some of the most cherished autographs in history — including those of George Washington and Michael Jackson — will be on display to showcase what curators say is the dying art of the signature.

03/19/2014

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15 Of The World’s Oldest Bars (The Beer’s Fresh, Though)

Visiting local restaurants and bars is one of the best parts about traveling. Check out any of these old bars – most of which are older than America.

01/22/2014

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Holocaust Museum Marks Kristallnacht Anniversary

On Thursday, four Washington-area Holocaust survivors organized a gathering with German Ambassador Peter Ammon to mark the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht.

11/08/2013

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Ravens Look For 12th Straight Win Over Browns

There’s never been any love lost between the Ravens and Browns, NFL step-brothers with a shared history.

11/02/2013

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John Brown Slept Here, School In Hagerstown Says

The University System of Maryland campus in Hagerstown is displaying an unusual piece of Civil War history.

10/22/2013

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Smithsonian Displays Rare ‘Souvenirs’ Of History

The old American tradition of keeping souvenirs as historical mementos is the focus of a new exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution.

08/11/2013

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Supreme Court Archive Has About 14K Hours Of Audio

Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell’s Tidewater Virginia drawl could make the word “court” sound as if it had two syllables. And Justice Clarence Thomas, though he doesn’t talk much, speaks in a deep baritone.

06/14/2013

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Walking Tour Shows Off Post-War Black History

The flagpole from which an American flag now flutters in front of the Roger Brooke Taney house on South Bentz Street might be considered a bookend in local history.

06/09/2013

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Baltimore City Fire Department Promotes First African-American Female Battalion Chief

The promotion of Captain Charline B. Stokes makes her the first African American female to attain the rank of battalion chief in the 154-year history of the Baltimore City Fire Department.

05/22/2013

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Stolen Historical Collectibles Returned To Rightful Owners After Theft Scheme

It’s the final chapter in a brazen scheme to steal part of history. Millions of dollars’ worth of political collectables are now back with their rightful owners.

05/15/2013

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Caps Aim to Make History in Game 7, Not Repeat It

The Caps put themselves in the predicament of having to win Game 7 Monday at Verizon Center by losing Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals 1-0 to the Rangers Sunday in New York.

05/13/2013

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New Head Of Historic Foundation Means Business

A tricorn hat doesn’t fit in a souped-up Mercedes roadster. But Robert C. Clark doesn’t need to dress in Colonial garb to lead the Historic Annapolis Foundation. A well-tailored suit is more the retired stockbroker’s speed.

03/11/2013

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