Twenty-three years ago, Morning Edition launched what has become an Independence Day tradition: hosts, reporters, newscasters and commentators reading the Declaration of Independence.It was 235 years ago this Monday that church bells rang out over Philadelphia, as the Continental Congress a
The Inverhuron Cemetery is a small pioneer cemetery dating back to the 1800s.It sits nestled in the aged trees in what is now a Provincial Park along the Canadian Coast of Lake Huron. It was once a town, until a fire in 1887 burnt every building to the ground.
Aramaic is the lingua franca of the ancient Middle East, the linguistic root of modern day Hebrew and Arabic."Once you understand Aramaic," says Karen Stern, "you can read anything. You can read Hebrew, you can read Phoenician. I always call it the little black dress of Semitic languages."
The first woman elected to Congress, Jeannette Rankin, died 38 years ago today. She served two terms, each time voting against U.S. entrance into a world war.It was the day after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, and Americans were afraid.
Seventy-five miles north of Las Vegas sits a land parcel in the middle of the desert. Called Area 51, the parcel is just outside of the abandoned Nevada Test and Training Range, where more than 100 atmospheric bomb tests were conducted in the 1950s. Officially, the U.S.