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January 1st in history:

On New Year’s Day of 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing all slaves that were living in Confederate states. 100 more words

Today In History

Betsy Ross Exhumed

On Dec. 17, 1975 in Mount Moriah in Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania archaeologist-anthropologist Allan Mann began searching the Betsy Ross grave site, to find her remains. 33 more words

Today In History

Old City Fest Hits Philly Streets

by Stephen Maiale

The fourth annual Old City Fest was held this Sunday, Oct. 8, to celebrate the culture and handiwork of Philadelphia’s historic district. Locals and tourists alike all came out to enjoy the massive variety of food, crafts and entertainment of Old City Philadelphia. 415 more words


Looking out my kitchen window right now, a lively, noisy scene:

Sunshine.   Cool air.     Fall flowers.   The after-effects of a little rainstorm.   The leaves are changing,  and the wind is blowing.   714 more words


George Washington's Stars & Stripes

On hearing an organ playing inside a church last Sunday as I strolled along Trumpington Street in Cambridge, England, I felt drawn inside to listen. It was Little Saint Mary’s Church which sits tightly between the Fitzwilliam Museum and Peterhouse College, and is as old as Peterhouse, the first Cambridge college. 322 more words

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Documentary Showcases Emilia Teurbe Tolon, Cuba’s Betsy Ross

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HAVANA (CBSMiami) – A Miami filmmaker is taking his audiences back 167 years to explore the history of Cuba.

Luis Perez Tolon is working on a documentary scheduled for release in November. 319 more words