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Category: U.S. Presidents
Just in time for the 203rd anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday on February 12, news broke of a hoax involving a well-known portrait of his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln.
The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known collectively as the Bill of Rights, became law on December 15, 1791.
A human longevity expert assessed the longstanding theory that the stresses of the job make American presidents age more quickly.
Last week’s White House shooting wasn’t the first time the executive mansion has come under fire.
On the 40th anniversary of their leak to the public, the Pentagon Papers have been declassified and released in their entirety.
Grover Cleveland became the first and only president to be married at the White House when he wed Frances Folsom 125 years ago.
What’s up with Obama’s ping-pong and JFK’s touch football? Just ask Teddy Roosevelt.
In July 1944, nine months before Franklin Roosevelt’s death, a doctor who had recently examined him wrote a memo warning that the president could not survive a fourth term in office.
Dozens of books that once belonged to Thomas Jefferson have surfaced at Washington University in St. Louis, where they have been keeping a low profile for 131 years.
Researchers have uncovered an unlikely connection between a young Abraham Lincoln and the ill-fated Donner Party.