Home / Tag: history

Tag Archives: history

Exclusive photos of a march unlike any other

march canceled dc life

As the cold, dreary morning dawned on Washington, DC, last Friday, few realized that history was about to be made. The wet slushy ground and the heavy clouds made for an ominous ...

Read More »

Bleeding Kansas Series returns to Constitution Hall

Dramatic interpretations and talks about the violent territorial and civil war history of Kansas, 1854-1865, will highlight the 2019 annual Bleeding Kansas series, which begins January 27. The programs are held at ...

Read More »

Why the world isn’t growing worse in 2019

world

A friend once shared his unease about the bloodshed in the Middle East. Drawing on disturbing news dispatches, he exclaimed, “Catastrophe is increasing all around us.” The world, he was convinced, was ...

Read More »

New discoveries mark 2018 as exciting year in Biblical archaeology

discoveries

It was an exciting year for archaeological discoveries in Israel. The Holy Land has more digs taking place than any place on earth. One reason is the building boom taking place that ...

Read More »

When did the Second World War really start?

Today, December 7, we remember the 77th anniversary of Pearl Harbor – the date recognized as the entry of the United States into the Second World War. This summer we will mark ...

Read More »

Is this the ring worn by Pilate at Jesus’ sentencing?

ring

Have archaeologists re-discovered the ring worn by Potius Pilate at his sentencing of Jesus? Excitement surrounds a 2,000-year-old copper alloy ring bearing the inscription “of Pilatus” as it appears to be the ...

Read More »

Scientists confirm how Sodom was destroyed

sodom

Many historians and scientists have, for years, doubted the Biblical story of Sodom. Destroyed by fire and heat from the sky, the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed for their sinfulness. ...

Read More »

How Kansas City really got its name

name

Possum Trot, Westport, Westport Landing, or Kawsmouth? There are many names associated with the birth of Kansas City. Most people believe that the city was named after the state of Kansas, but ...

Read More »

So what, or who, is a ‘Jayhawk’?

jayhawk

The term Jayhawk or Jayhawker has many connotations beyond being the mythical bird mascot of the University of Kansas. The term may have been adopted as far back as the Revolutionary War. ...

Read More »

How gold was discovered in Kansas

gold

History, as written, often leaves a few things out, such as gold being discovered in Kansas, not Colorado. Looking at a map of present day Kansas, there is an important omission, Arapahoe ...

Read More »

Reconstructing the lost history destroyed by ISIS

isis

As ISIS has virtually been defeated under the Trump administration the last two years, a French startup is taking advantage of the military victory over the terrorists who destroyed much of the ...

Read More »

Ozark, MO man central to spaceflight program

baldwin

Although he never left the ground, an Ozark, Missouri man had a front row seat to the glorious history of American spaceflight. While the astronauts got all the attention, thousands of technicians ...

Read More »

Forget the controversy, ‘First Man’ honors American hero

hero

“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” So said Neil Armstrong when he first set foot on the moon—perhaps one of the most famous quotes in American history. It forever ...

Read More »

Kavanaugh already making history on the Supreme Court

It wasn’t the Supreme Court’s first female justice, nor the second nor the third. It has taken a man and a Republican – newly sworn in Justice Brett Kavanaugh – to make ...

Read More »

Christopher Columbus statue in St. Louis next to go?

columbus

The move to erase America’s history from parks and historical sites continues. Now, a Christopher Columbus statue in a popular St. Louis park is being investigated for possible removal about a year ...

Read More »

And you thought she was dead: Star outlives entire cast

Olivia de Havilland, the lone surviving cast member of the Hollywood epic “Gone with the Wind,” turned 102 Sunday. A reporter once asked her about her deep faith which she shared. The ...

Read More »

Events at the Liberty Memorial and National world War I Museum worth seeing this month

memorial

It has been some time since I had the unforgettable experience of enjoying the National World War I Memorial and Museum in Kansas City. Known locally as Liberty Memorial, the towering edifice is ...

Read More »

The history of baseball in photos

baseball

Baseball evolved from the British game of rounders, and is a cousin to cricket in that it also involves two teams that alternate on defense and offense and involve throwing a ball ...

Read More »

Patent becomes America’s 10 millionth invention

patent

The United States issued its 10 millionth patent today. In a statement, the White House announced, “The inventor is Joseph Marron, a Raytheon employee who resides in Manhattan Beach, Calif.  The patent ...

Read More »

Most American millennials don’t know Auschwitz was a death camp

auschwitz concentration camps millennials history holocaust shoa word war II

Most American millennials don’t know what Auschwitz was, a survey finds. That’s Auschwitz – as in concentration camp. It’s where nearly a million Jews (out of the six million killed) — as ...

Read More »

Puritans get scrubbed from Harvard song

puritans

Harvard University is re-writing American history and distancing itself from its religious roots. “Puritans” have been been scrubbed in favor of the cosmos at the Ivy League school. The university purged the word ...

Read More »

Spectacular Museum Of the Bible Opens This Month

museum of the bible

Nov. 17 grand opening of museum to be a ‘celebration’ of scripture.   When visitors to Washington, D.C., tour the capital’s historic museums and monuments in the future, they’ll have more than just American ...

Read More »
X
X