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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).

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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]