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- Don't even consider another Clinton presidency
An important date in American history is coming up on Dec. 19, yet you will hardly see any mention of this anniversary in the press. It is the anniversary of William Jefferson Clinton’s impeachment. He was impeached for perjury while under oath on the stand, and for obstruction of justice.
- Natural history museum diorama painter dies in Vt.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Painter Fred F. Scherer, who created vivid dioramas of animals and birds in natural scenes for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, has died at age 98.
- American historian Michael G. Kammen dies at 77
Michael G. Kammen, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Cornell’s Newton C. Farr Professor of American History and Culture Emeritus, died Nov. 29 in Ithaca at the age of 77.
- The history of America, in cookbooks
A new series of historical cookbooks gives insight into American history through the food we ate.
- Celebrated Maine diorama painter dies at 98
After retiring from the American Museum of Natural History in New York, Fred F. Scherer lived in Friendship and worked for 20 years as a consultant for the Maine State Museum.
- Judge: Detroit Can Go Bankrupt
An empty field in Brush Park, north of Detroit's downtown is shown with an abandoned home. Detroit, which on July 18 filed the largest municipal bankruptcy case in American history, owes as much as $20 billion to banks, bondholders and pension funds.
- History Developing Colonial Miniseries 'Jamestown' (Exclusive)
Former "Hell on Wheels" executive producer John Shiban will pen the drama, which is inspired by Benjamin Woolley's "Savage Kingdom" book. read more
- American cinematic history threatened
Nearly eleven thousand movies were made during the golden age of American silent film.
- 'Chicago Time Machine' looks at layers of history
Geoffrey Baer's 'Chicago Time Machine' takes deep-dish look at the past In a new WTTW special, Geoffrey Baer uncovers the interconnectedness of Chicago stories.
- Delicious history: The American story told in cookbook series
The American story is usually told through battles, ballots and bravado, not the biscuits, briskets and beans cooked up by generations of cooks. That situation is being rectified thanks to a series of historic cookbooks, drink guides and housekeeping manuals being republished online and in print....