In 1987, 11-year-old Juan Perez and two other boys scaled a fence at night and sneaked into the polar bear cage at the Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn, New York. Two bears mauled and killed Juan ....
DATE: Aug. 11, 2020 |
Miguel Trujillo was a child of Isleta Pueblo, in New Mexico, just south of Albuquerque, which was inhabited by his ancestors since before Spanish soldiers thought they discovered the country at the...
DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 |
Start with the picture. It was taken in the first week of March 1992, a photo of a press conference. At the center is 46-year-old Bill Clinton at a pair of microphones. He is flanked by three...
DATE: July 28, 2020 |
John Evans was born on the Ohio frontier. By 1838, he had an Ohio college medical degree. In 1845, he became the first superintendent of an Indiana insane asylum he pioneered with the belief that...
DATE: July 21, 2020 |
When “The West Wing” entered its fourth season, in late 2002, Aaron Sorkin, its creator, writer and producer, was forced to abandon the show following increasing personal problems, including an...
DATE: July 14, 2020 |
You hear it all the time these days, in articles, news reports and public service announcements: If you have COVID-like symptoms and you want to get a test, call your doctor – or your family...
DATE: July 7, 2020 |
Serena Williams, the most successful tennis player in the Open Era, maintains even she does not know where her serve is going until she lands it. Something similar transpired in 1776, when the...
DATE: June 30, 2020 |
June 25, 1876, is the day George Armstrong Custer entered history, first as a secular martyr and then, over the succeeding decades, in degrees of infamy congruent with perceptions of him as a...
DATE: June 23, 2020 |
On Friday, May 29, as cities burned, and with all the drama fit for a time just before midnight in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Supreme Court took the unusual step of batting down an emergency...
DATE: June 9, 2020 |
It’s not often the death of an alligator is a cause for reflection, let alone historical reflection. After all, the huge and toothy reptiles are “not involved in war and politics,” as a...
DATE: June 2, 2020 |
Abraham Lincoln had a history with Roger B. Taney stretching well back from May 27, 1861, the Monday Taney rebuked him. Taney, scion of a wealthy, slave-holding family in Maryland, was a lawyer and...
DATE: May 26, 2020 |
The notion that journalism is the first rough-draft of history seems to have originated, at least as a phrase, with the editorial board of The Washington Post in the early 1940s. You can see the...
DATE: May 19, 2020 |
The 42-foot-tall Benchmark Lookout Tower serves as a home and an early detection system for wildfire activity northwest of Dolores.
From hot summer days to a wave of wildfire smoke and a cold blast from Canada, last week brought topsy-turvy weather to Southwest Colorado.
Snow from recent storms covers the mountains north of Durango.
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