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The only known shipwreck of a 19th-century whaler is found 500 miles northwest of Hawaii
Long-lost American silent films are found in Russian archives
St. Louis's Washington University discovers that it owns a trove of the third president's books
Tribute to Frank Buckles, the last American World-War-I veteran
A Lincoln-commissioned naval hospital opens its
doors in its newest reincarnation as a vibrant cultural community
America's oldest recorded music goes online at a new Library of Congress website
A New York Public Library program asks the public to help transcribe 10,000 historic menus
The Katzenjammer Kids creator, John Dirks, painted one of the first artworks to depict aviation
A 62-year-long quest for statehood ended on January 6, 1912.
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“Save America’s Treasures” has been totally eliminated—the largest Federal program supporting preservation of such treasures as the original Star Spangled Banner and George Washington’s tent.
65% of Americans don’t know what happened at the Constitutional Convention, according to a recent survey by Newsweek.
The “Teaching American History” grants—the largest Federal program supporting history education—have been completely eliminated.
Visits to the Top 20 Civil War battlefields have dropped in half from 1970 to 2009 according to official National Park Service statistics.
40% of Americans can’t identify whom we fought in World War II, according to a recent survey by Newsweek.
A quarter of Americans believe Congress shares power over U.S. foreign policy with the United Nations, according to a recent Annenberg survey.
“There is little that is more important for an American citizen to know than the history and traditions of his country,” John F. Kennedy wrote in American Heritage.
The “We the People Program,” which touched some 30 million students and 90,000 teachers over 25 years, has been completely eliminated.
Two-thirds of Americans could not correctly name Yorktown as the last major military action of the American Revolution, according to a recent national Gallup survey.
The National Heritage Areas and Scenic Byways program, the only major Federal program encouraging visits to historic places, has been completely eliminated in Congressional committee.