Abraham Lincoln

Boy’s postcard mailed in 1967 turns up in Oklahoma

AULS VALLEY, Okla. (AP) — It may have taken 46 years, but one boy’s postcard has made it home to Mom. Bert Jacobson sent the postcard to his mother in Pauls Valley, Okla., in January 1967, when he was 13 years old.

02/12/2013

Daniel Day Lewis on poster for movie "Lincoln."(Photo:  Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/AP)

US Rep welcomes “Lincoln” concession on accuracy

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Congressman who saw a flaw in the movie “Lincoln” says he is pleased the screenwriter has conceded an inaccuracy in its portrayal of an 1865 vote on slavery.

02/08/2013

UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau (Photo credit: UC Berkeley)

UC Berkeley leader to head higher ed initiative

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Berkeley’s outgoing chancellor plans to lead a national effort to study and advocate for public colleges and universities.

01/28/2013

US President Barack Obama (l) receives the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts (bottom right) at the ceremonial swearing-in at 57th inauguration ceremony, US First Lady Michelle Obama holds Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Lincoln bibles as daughters Malia and Sasha look on, Washington DC. (AP Photo)

Obama takes public oath of office

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is promising to uphold the Constitution in a public swearing in ceremony that signals the beginning of his second term in office.

01/21/2013

Inauguration preparations at west front of US Capitol, Washington DC.

Obama’s 2nd inauguration to draw smaller crowds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inauguration-goers have a range of lodging options — from crashing on a friend’s couch to reasonably priced rooms to ones that cost thousands of dollars a night. Fewer spectators means accommodations won’t be as tough as in ’09.

12/26/2012

Spielberg, Day-Lewis unite for epic 'Lincoln' tale (video)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The task of encapsulating the essence of Abraham Lincoln in a single film took Steven Spielberg roughly three times as long as it took the 16th president to win the Civil […]

10/31/2012

Spielberg to speak at 'Gettysburg Address' event

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Director Steven Spielberg will deliver the keynote address at an observance commemorating the 149th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address.” Park officials in central Pennsylvania noted Tuesday that Spielberg’s remarks […]

10/02/2012

Antietam 150th prompts reflection on loss, freedom

SHARPSBURG, Md. (AP) – Federal officials have marked the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Antietam near Sharpsburg with cannon fire, patriotic music and reflection on the bloodiest day of combat on U.S. […]

09/17/2012

Today in History, September 17 (video)

Highlights of this day in history: The Battle of Antietam sets a bloody record during America’s Civil War; Work ends on U.S. Constitution; Israel and Egypt’s leaders sign Camp David Accords; Singer Hank Williams born; […]

09/17/2012

Civil War remnants discovered beneath Va. college

(AP) – Archaeologists at the College of William and Mary have unearthed the remnants of a Civil War encampment by Union troops on their campus. Federal troops took over the campus following a battle in […]

08/10/2012

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