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2015/04/15 18:12
2015/04/15 18:12
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LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - In a story April 9 about Hawaiian artifacts retrieved from a sunken royal yacht, The Associated Press reported erroneously when field work was completed. The project ended in...
2015/04/15 18:12
2015/04/15 18:12
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2015/04/15 04:50
2015/04/15 04:50
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April 15th marks 150 years since the death of President Abraham Lincoln. Historic sites, museums and communities around the country are hosting exhibits, performances and events to mark the...
2015/04/15 04:50
2015/04/15 04:50
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WASHINGTON — Beyond his famous words, the tangible artifacts President Abraham Lincoln left behind after his assassination were scattered for decades, kept in family collections and by the government...
2015/04/15 01:47
2015/04/15 01:47
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I’m pleased to have interviewed Ann Meier Baker, who was appointed last October as the National Endowment for the Arts’ director of Music and Opera – a position that includes responsibilities for the...
2015/04/14 18:51
2015/04/14 18:51
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Stephen Colbert Portrait Set to Leave National Portrait Gallery A nation turns its lonely eyes to you, Colbert. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Nation! It’s come to this. Stephen Colbert’s portrait is...
2015/04/14 09:25
2015/04/14 09:25
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It's one of those inventions so ubiquitous that no one gives it a second thought anymore: the dimmer switch. So spare a thought for its creator, Joel Spira, who died of natural causes Wednesday at...
2015/04/14 07:27
2015/04/14 07:27
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BLOGGER HAS STUDIED LINCOLN FOR 40 YEARS Geoff Elliott, 52, became an "avid enthusiast" of Abraham Lincoln after a visit to his birthplace in Hodgenville, Kentucky, at the age of 5. "From that point...
2015/04/14 00:19
2015/04/14 00:19
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Members of the Army’s Old Guard and others take part in a commemorative ride from downtown Washington to President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post) The...
2015/04/12 23:53
2015/04/12 23:53
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... know the manners of good society, eh?" Asa Trenchard said to Mrs. Mountchessington. "Well, I guess I know enough to turn you inside out, old gal; you sockdologizing old man-trap!" As actor...
2015/04/11 03:19
2015/04/11 03:19
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Jon Hamm at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History last month, where he and “Mad Men” creators donated 50 artifacts from the hit show to the “American Enterprise” exhibition which opens...
2015/04/11 02:05
2015/04/11 02:05
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... - Artefacts recovered from an 1824 shipwreck of a Hawaiian king's yacht will soon go on display at a museum on the island of Kauai. The Smithsonian Institution in Washington is moving to...
2015/04/10 14:43
2015/04/10 14:43
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The Washington PostPoint your iPhone or iPad's camera at an exhibit and learn what the creature looked like when it was alive, plus lots more on The new Skin & Bones app. Washington – The fossil hall...
2015/04/09 00:25
2015/04/09 00:25
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In Memoriam: Lutron Chairman and Founder Joel Spira The Lutron family is deeply saddened to announce that Joel Spira, the company’s Chairman, Founder, and Director of Research, died this morning,...
2015/04/08 16:25
2015/04/08 16:25
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Joel Spira, the inventor of the dimmer switch and founder of electronics giant Lutron, died this morning at age 88. Spira died of natural causes at his home in Springfield Township, Bucks County,...
2015/04/07 15:52
2015/04/07 15:52
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April 14, 2015 marks 150 years since John Wilkes Booth's bullet struck President Abraham Lincoln during a performance of "Our American Cousin." Ford's Theatre, the site of it all, will honor Lincoln...
2015/04/05 13:44
2015/04/05 13:44
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April 15 marks 150 years since the death of President Abraham Lincoln. Historic sites, museums and communities around the country are hosting exhibits, performances and events to mark the anniversary....
2015/04/05 07:57
2015/04/05 07:57
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Jon Hamm portrays Don Draper in a moody scene from the final season of “Mad Men.” The casts of TV Series �Mad Men� from left, John Slattery who played Roger Sterling, Christina Hendricks who played...
2015/04/02 17:37
2015/04/02 17:37
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The infamous bar cart often seen in the US drama, as well as the trademark grey suit and iconic fedora worn by Jon Hamm as the notorious Don Draper, have now been acquired by the Smithsonian National...
2015/04/01 15:58
2015/04/01 15:58
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Lincoln died April 15 in a house across the street from Ford's. His body was transported by train to Springfield, Illinois, where he and his family lived for years before he became president....
2015/04/01 10:10
2015/04/01 10:10
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The month of April was declared Jazz Appreciation Month nearly 14 years ago by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, with the help of musician/producer Quincy Jones. In the ensuing...
2015/04/15 18:12
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