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2014-11-03 16:24:16

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) today announced the appointment of David Carmichael as State Archivist.

2011-02-24 10:58:00

The Civil War: America's Long Struggle features lectures, exhibition, and an opportunity to find out more about your Civil War Heirlooms ATLANTA, Feb.

2011-02-07 08:20:00

The National Archives in the UK Approves OpenText as Provider for Public Sector Digital Continuity Project WATERLOO, ON, Feb.

2011-01-24 11:54:00

Thomas Lowry Confesses to Altering Lincoln Pardon to April 14, 1865 WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Archivist of the United States David S.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.