One of the country’s oldest outdoor murals covers a storefront on Chicago’s Northwest Side. People who care about the 40-year-old painting are finishing a facelift. The mural restoration is doing more than brightening up a gritty stretch of North Avenue.
Of the 900 men who mustered into the 95th Illinois Infantry in 1862, only 153 were still in the regiment by the end of the Civil War. Albert Cashier was one of them. And that’s historic - because Albert was a woman. He was born Jennie Hodgers on Christmas Day of 1843, in Clogher Head, Ireland.
Thirty years ago this summer, President Ronald Reagan was at an economic summit in Canada when his French counterpart, Francois Mitterand, pulled him aside to deliver startling news: the French had a mole, a high-level KGB colonel.
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."