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An Epidemic: Top 10 Outbreaks In U.S. History

Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.

08/07/2014

Uss Constitution, "Old Ironsides" (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kathryn E. Macdonald/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

White Oaks Harvested For “Old Ironsides” Repairs

Nearly three dozen white oak trees have been harvested in Indiana in preparation of planned repairs to the Boston-based U.S.S. Constitution.

03/05/2014

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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

Abraham Lincoln, (1809 - 1865), the 16th President of the United States of America.   (Photo by Alexander Gardner/Getty Images)

Connecticut History Buff Tells Abe Lincoln’s Story Piece By Piece

“Lincoln ‘by littles,'” is a collection of short essays that tell the story of Lincoln’s life.

09/29/2013

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Familiarize With Founders: Important Places To The People Who Built Connecticut

Connecticut, the fifth State in the United States of America and one of the first 13 colonies represented in the stripes on the American flag, was founded by Reverend Thomas Hooker. Check out these spots to get an all-encompassing dose of Connecticut’s founding.

08/13/2012

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Schools Will Teach State’s Whaling History

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other lawmakers are announcing that the academic year beginning in September 2013 will be dedicated to the Charles W. Morgan, an historic Connecticut whaling ship.

04/18/2012

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Brown U. Student Uncovers Lost Malcolm X Speech

The recording was forgotten, and so, too, was the odd twist of history that brought together Malcolm X and a bespectacled Ivy Leaguer fated to become one of America’s top diplomats.

02/05/2012

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The History Of Valentine’s Day

Ever wondered how Valentine’s Day started? We’ve got the answer for you…

01/29/2012

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Exploring ‘We The People’

A look at the first installment of Yale University Art Gallery’s series of exhibitions exploring how Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness has evolved from America’s first settlers, a diverse and determined people, to the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893.

10/10/2011

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‘Making Connecticut’: An Interactive Trip through Connecticut’s History

By Dani Frank Connecticut Historical Society One Elizabeth Street Hartford, CT 06105 (860) 236-5621 Hours: Tues to Fri 12 pm – 5 pm; Sat 9 am – 5 pm Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for […]

09/26/2011

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