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2014/09/01 14:38
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V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, an Indian-origin scientist who received official recognition as the inventor of the computer program for electronic mail system or "email" from the US government 32 years ago,...
2014/09/01 14:38
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2014/08/30 13:59
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Know who is the inventor of e-mail? The credit goes to an Indian American V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai who received official recognition as the inventor of the computer program for electronic mail system from...
2014/08/28 18:19
2014/08/28 18:19
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Smithsonian Available for logged-in reporters only Newswise — The Smithsonian invites the public to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15)...
2014/08/27 02:05
2014/08/27 02:05
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Jeff Potts is a kind of steward for the countless relics he’s unearthed during a 30-year career in construction. His latest finds — a handful of glass bottles, what he believes are mule teeth, and...
2014/08/26 20:42
2014/08/26 20:42
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Perry Memorial park ranger Marianne Duvendack has always had a taste for history. Now, Americans are finding out that her take on early American history tastes really good. The Smithsonian Museum is...
2014/08/26 20:38
2014/08/26 20:38
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Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people were added to the Smithsonian Institution's collection earlier this...
2014/08/26 19:52
2014/08/26 19:52
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... Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964” You are invited to a special opening Sunday, September 14, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The opening will feature Dr. Jesus “Chuy” Negrete. He is a...
2014/08/25 15:03
2014/08/25 15:03
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Today’s animated Google logo is a tribute to tennis – and golf – legend Althea Gibson. Marking what would have been the athlete’s 87th birthday, Gibson was the first African American player to...
2014/08/24 10:09
2014/08/24 10:09
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What we do know is that by 1945, tequila brand Jose Cuervo was running adverts for the drink, while the first known published recipe was in Esquire magazine in 1953. It was in the 1950s, too, that...
2014/08/24 10:09
2014/08/24 10:09
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A first edition sheet music for The Star Spangled Banner (Getty) The flag featured 15 stars and 15 stripes (representing the 15 states then in the Union), weighed 75lbs and measured 30ft x 42ft. To...
2014/08/22 16:36
2014/08/22 16:36
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The Godfather of Go-Go would have turned 78 on Friday, Aug. 22. Tonight, two years after his death, his final album of new music, Beautiful Life, will be feted at a release concert featuring the Chuck...
2014/08/21 15:14
2014/08/21 15:14
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Show creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick along with NBC are donating objects to the National Museum of American History. The collection includes original scripts, casting ideas, political...
2014/08/19 15:46
2014/08/19 15:46
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Bao Bao has been crowned queen of Twitter, and she isn't even a year old yet. The Smithsonian Institution tweeted Tuesday morning that their giant panda cub was the ultimate winner of the...
2014/08/19 09:19
2014/08/19 09:19
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... The Smithsonian is adding hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects to its collection to document the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, including dozens of items...
2014/08/18 17:36
2014/08/18 17:36
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The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute will co-host a daylong program to help Birmingham-area residents identify and...
2014/08/18 16:09
2014/08/18 16:09
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By Cecily McAndrews Spam looks pretty good for 77! The iconic blue can's birthday just passed, and in honor, here are 16 things you probably didn't know about this porky classic. 1. An actor thought...
2014/08/17 23:34
2014/08/17 23:34
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Silvia Ros, a lesbian photographer from Miami Shores, has officially become part of American history: The Smithsonian in Washington has acquired 86 of her freelance images to be displayed with the...
2014/08/17 02:34
2014/08/17 02:34
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Driven by desperation, riding in anything they could make seaworthy, they came to South Florida — many to Miami — to start new lives. A new initiative by HistoryMiami and the Smithsonian’s National...
2014/08/15 17:28
2014/08/15 17:28
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For the 100th anniversary of her birth, in 2012 the museum temporarily unwrapped a new space dedicated to the beloved television chef, which includes the kitchen from her Cambridge, Massachusetts...
2014/08/13 01:34
2014/08/13 01:34
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Before it became a maximum-security prison camp for terror suspects, Guantánamo housed thousands of Haitian refugees fleeing the violence and military junta that had overthrown their president. What...
2014/09/01 14:38
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