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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

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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.