Archive for January, 2011
If you think the Constitution is just a few pieces of parchment in a glass case, think again! It may have been written 223 years ago, but it’s still making headlines. This morning, the Constitution was on the front page of the printed Washington Post. This week has been a big one for the Constitution in the news—the document received [...]
Congress is back in town this week, and a new crop of Representives is on Capitol Hill. If you follow politics, or live in Washington, DC (and therefore hear about politics every time you turn on the news), you know that the end of 2010 meant ducks. Lame ones. This happens when Congress has to reconvene after the [...]
Posted by Hilary on January 6, 2011, under Myth or History, News and Events.
Tags: 20th Amendment, Add new tag, Clifford Berryman, Congress, Election Day, House, lame duck, Senate, Uncle Sam
As frigid temperatures cover much of the country, and many areas are still dealing with record amounts of snow, my thoughts turn to the polar explorers of the early 20th century. They didn’t have Goretex jackets with superwarm linings, satellite communications, or portable computers. Our “Pieces of History” blog takes its name from a regular [...]
Posted by Hilary on January 3, 2011, under - World War II, Myth or History.
Tags: Agathe von Trapp, Georg von Trapp, Joan Gearin, Liesl, Maria von Trapp, Movie vs. Reality: The Real Story of the von Trapp Family, Prologue, Record of Aliens Held for Special Inquiry, SS Bergensfjord, The Sound of Music, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, Von Trapp