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2011-05-25 19:30:00

MOUNT VERNON, Va., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The seventh annual George Washington Book Prize, co-sponsored by Washington College, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and George Washington's Mount Vernon, honoring the year's best book about America's founding era, has been awarded to Pauline Maier for Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788 (Simon & Schuster, 2010). Maier, author of five previous books on the history of revolutionary...

2011-04-08 00:00:27

Game Challenges Players to Set-up and Run Their Own Virtual Pawn Shop with Help from the Stars of Pawn Stars New York (PRWEB) April 7, 2011 HISTORY® continues its brand expansion across digital platforms with the launch of for a social game on Facebook, based on the network's #1 rated series, Pawn Stars. The tycoon style game allows each player the chance to become a "Pawn Star", through the operation of their own virtual pawn shop. Launched in beta on January 27, the Pawn Stars...

2011-01-18 10:05:00

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum has collected some 2,000 oral histories of witnesses, first responders and others who shared their experiences of Sept. 11, 2001. When it opens to the public next month, Broadcastr will be a repository of thousands of these audio clips linked to specific geographical spots. Web startup Broadcastr is putting those oral stories on the internet and on smartphones for the world to hear. This partnership allows the museum's oral histories to be...

2011-01-06 00:01:44

Three Lifetime Moms bloggers are working to bring positive change to their local communities while vying for a chance to donate $10,000 to their favorite charity in AETN Digital's returning sweepstakes, Clean Start Challenge, hosted on LifetimeMoms.com. The 12-week challenge, which started this week, tracks the moms' progress through weekly videos and asks America to vote for their favorite blogger and project. The winning mom will receive $10,000 - and the runners-up $2,500 - to donate to...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.