Latest 1776 Stories

2009-07-04 14:58:51

Common lore Americans connect with the Fourth of July is inaccurate because the main celebratory points took place two days prior, a British historian says. Cultural history Professor Peter de Bolla of King's College at Britain's Cambridge University said in a Los Angeles Times story published Saturday that while the Fourth of July is commonly tabbed as Independence Day, July 2 would actually be a more accurate day to celebrate. July 2, 1776, was the day colony delegates voted at the Second...

2009-07-01 13:15:00

Rare document on loan to the National Archives from David M. Rubenstein WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Archives will exhibit temporarily a rare 1823 copy of the Declaration of Independence as part of its July 4th festivities. On loan to the National Archives from David M. Rubenstein, this document will join the original Declaration which is on permanent display in the Rotunda of the National Archives. The National Archives Building is located on Constitution...

2008-06-27 12:02:56

By Lohr McKinstry, The Press-Republican, Plattsburgh, N.Y. Jun. 27--TICONDEROGA -- Gen. George Washington spoke on Ticonderoga's Town Green Friday. Washington was portrayed by historical interpreter Dean Malissa of Philadelphia in an appearance that was jointly sponsored by the Town of Ticonderoga and Fort Ticonderoga. Arriving via horse-drawn carriage with another famous military figure, Gen. Henry Knox, portrayed by Robert Huffman, Washington spoke to a crowd of about 35 people...

Word of the Day
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.