A vice president testified before Congress; it was a disaster
In 1872 Vice President Schuyler Colfax, the Indiana Republican elected on a ticket with Ulysses S. Grant, testified four times before the House committee investigating an influence-peddling scandal involving Credit Mobilier of America.
Ronald Glasser, doctor who chronicled Vietnam War wounded, dies at 83
Ronald Glasser’s 1971 book, “365 Days,” became part of the canon of firsthand accounts from the Vietnam War for its unblinking narrative on what he witnessed amid the young men whose lives were riven by horrific injuries and mental trauma.
Tours suspended while USS Bowfin in dry dock
The USS Bowfin will be towed from Pearl Harbor for scheduled maintenance and repair work, which is conducted every 15 to 20 years to maintain the integrity of its hull.
Confederates, socialists, Capitol attackers: A 14th Amendment history lesson
The disqualification clause, as it is sometimes called, was written in the post-Civil War Reconstruction era, in the brief period when Radical Republicans — some of the most progressive lawmakers in American history — held a majority and were determined to stop high-ranking Confederate traitors from returning to public office.
Pentagon Memorial, 2008
Arlington, Va., September 2008: 2,298 flags, representing lives lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, stand in the Pentagon parking lot as part of the dedication ceremony for the Pentagon Memorial.
Families of victims of Air Force crash in Washington state 60 years ago return to site seeking peace
The crash of Mourn 79 remains the deadliest aviation crash in Spokane County, Washington, history, yet there are no obvious visual clues guiding potential visitors to this logged expanse where metal met mountain.
Air assault in Afghanistan, 2007
Zabul Province, Afghanistan, July 18, 2007: Spc. Colin Hankinson, 20, of Richardson, Texas, left foreground, hustles from the belly of a Chinook helicopter during an air assault.
Jon Anderson in Germany, 2003
Mainz, Germany, June 22, 2003: Yes vocalist Jon Anderson hits the high notes at the Rheingoldhalle in Mainz, Germany.
Charles III is the third King Charles. The first two had a pretty hard time.
So who were the first two British monarchs named King Charles? Well, they had a bit of a hard time. One was caught up in a civil war and beheaded; the other spent the first decade of his reign in exile.
Ken Kitajima, one of Camp Amache’s last survivors, dies at 91
As an adolescent, Ken Kitajima spent around two years at Colorado’s Amache camp — one of 10 U.S. sites created for the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. Kitajima, one of the last survivors of Camp Amache has died. He was 91.
South Korean troops in Vietnam, 1966
Tuy Hoa Valley, South Vietnam, Dec. 11, 1966: Troops of the 28th Republic of Korea (ROK) Regimental Combat Team use a raft of 6 inner tubes to float equipment across a river in Tuy Hoa Valley.
Black Hawk over Lake Tharthar, 2006
Above Lake Tharthar, Iraq, Nov. 25, 2006: The blue waters of Iraq’s Lake Tharthar pass beneath a Black Hawk helicopter of the 25th Infantry Division during a mission in northern Iraq.
The presidents who hated their presidential portraits
Theodore Roosevelt said his made him look like “a mewing cat.” Lyndon Johnson called his “the ugliest thing I ever saw.” Ronald Reagan ordered a do-over.
Ali downs Mildenberger, 1966
Frankfurt, Germany, Sept. 10, 1966: European champion Karl Mildenberger of Germany is down after a crisp left hook to the jaw from defending world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali.
Promised changes to Confederate imagery at Georgia’s Stone Mountain slow coming
Some 15 months ago, the state authority that manages Stone Mountain vowed that the flags would be moved to a less visited part of the park, home of the world’s largest Confederate monument. But the flags are still there.
Army Heritage Days return in September with two weekends of events
After a two-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Army Heritage Days are back with horses and helicopters leading the charge.
Lt. Col. James 'Maggie' Megellas, legendary WWII hero, is laid to rest
Lt. Col. James "Maggie" Megellas, a paratrooper who took part in several daring World War II operations and became one of the 82nd Airborne Division's most celebrated and decorated soldiers, was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Talisman Saber, 2017
Queensland, Australia, July 19, 2017: Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit based in Okinawa, Japan, move inland after a successful joint U.S.-Australian amphibious assault drill that was part of exercise Talisman Saber in Queensland, Australia.
Why do we celebrate Labor Day? So Grover Cleveland could own the left
Labor Day and May Day both started in the United States. So how did one spread elsewhere while the other become a federal holiday here? Grover Cleveland.