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Surgeon: Stonewall Jackson death likely pneumonia

Historians and doctors have long debated what medical complications caused the death of legendary Confederate fighter Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, felled by friendly fire in the Civil War.


Wife says Blagojevich teaching history in prison

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is spending his time in federal prison teaching Civil War history and learning to play the guitar, while his attorneys work on an appeal, his wife said on Friday, the one-year anniversary of the beginning of his 14-year term for corruption....


Danica Patrick first woman to win Daytona 500 pole

Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick keeps making history. Patrick, who has made headlines since Speedweeks began while fielding questions about her relationship with fellow Cup rookie Ricky Stenhouse Jr., has made headlines again — for doing something on the track.


14-year-old Chinese kid qualifies for Masters


Chinese teen sensation Tianlang Guan made history Sunday by capturing the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship and an invitation to the Masters in the process. Guan, 14, fired a 1-under 71 Sunday at Amata Spring Country Club in Chonburi, Thailand, to finish the event at 15-under 273 and hang on for a one-stroke victory. The youngest player in this week's field, Guan completed a wire-to-wire victory and will become the youngest competitor in the history of The Masters.


Video: 7,000 paintballers re-enact D-Day

7,000 paintball and history buffs from more than 20 countries gather to re-enact the World War II battle of D-Day.


Churchill's Writings Headed for E-Books

RosettaBooks has struck a deal with Winston Churchill's estate allowing them to publish almost all of his writings and his speeches as e-books.


Calif. Schools to Teach Kindergarteners Gay History

Calif. Schools to Teach Kindergarteners Gay History

California has become the first state in the nation to require public schools to add lessons about gay history to social studies classes, after Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed the landmark bill on Thursday.


‘A Most Dangerous Book’? Depends who’s reading it.

No woman, according to New York Mayor Jimmy Walker, was ever ruined by a book. But Christopher B. Krebs, a classics professor at Harvard, makes a strong case that an early ethnological monograph, written in the first century in Latin by the Roman historian Tacitus, may have warped the cultural identity of an entire nation.


A Graphical Timeline of American History

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and while it's widely encouraged to be up to date on your American history before celebrating like a true American (i.e., with gratuitous amounts of booze and fireworks), who wants to spend their time mulling over dusty old textbooks when they could be out partying? Fret not, star-spangled readers -- the GamePro editors have thrown together this handy graphical timeline of (streamlined) American history dating back to the Declaration of Independence, and spanning up to the 2008 presidential election.


Li Na wins French Open, makes history

Li Na wins French Open, makes history

China's Li Na became the first Asian tennis player to win a grand slam singles title as she defeated defending champion Francesca Schiavone in the final of the French Open on Saturday.


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