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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2011. There are 325 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 9, 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected provisional president of the Confederate States of America at a congress held in...
1810: According to some sources, Polish composer Frederic Chopin was born. 1862: Jefferson Davis, already the provisional president of the Confederacy, was inaugurated for a six-year term following his election in Nov. 1861. 1940: The 14th Dalai...
Tags: Daytona 500, Dalai Lama, Buddhism, Labor Day, Frederic Chopin
Top of the TicketToday is the 150th anniversary of Jefferson Davis as president of the Confederate States of America....
"It is not safe ... to trust $800 million worth of negroes in the hands of a power which says that we do not own the property ... So we must get out ..." - The Daily Constitutionalist, Augusta, Ga., Dec. 1, 1860 "(Northerners) have denounced as sinful...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesHearts Touched by Fire The Best of "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War" Edited by Harold Holzer Modern Library: 1,264 pp., $38 The Civil War The First Year Told by Those Who Lived It Edited by Brooks D. Simpson, Stephen W. Sears and Aaron Sheehan-...
KIAHJefferson Davis High School Senior Abraham Artega graduated Saturday, and the graduation ceremony was held in his parents dining room. Artega is confined to a wheel chair, and is on a ventilator. Health issues kept him from graduating with the rest of...
Opinion L.A.Producing the next generation of Reagan worshipers is one thing, but the Texas Board of Education may go a giant leap further: Social studies textbooks may cast Abraham Lincoln and Confederate President Jefferson Davis (a traitor to the republic who...
Daily PressOn the night of May 23, 1861, Frank Baker, Sheppard Mallory and James Townsend slipped into a skiff and rowed across Hampton Roads from Sewell's Point in Norfolk to Old Point Comfort. Being out at night without permission was dangerous for slaves. That...
CHARLES KAISER, author of "1968 in America" and "The Gay Metropolis," is completing "The Cost of Courage," a book about a French family that fought in the Resistance in Paris during World War II.FOR ONE 83-year-old veteran of World War II, it was the searing memory of a Japanese prisoner who helped turn the tide on Iwo Jima. For a 40-year veteran of Army intelligence, it was a trip to the battlefield at Gettysburg. For all 43 retired generals and...
Special to The Los Angeles TimesTHE BEST WAY From LAX, Southwest and US Airways have direct service (stop, no change of plane) to Raleigh, N.C. AirTran, American, Continental, Delta, Northwest and United have connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at...
247-7824Tiny rays of Virginia's radiant sun filter through the thick branches of the walnut trees towering above a two-story farmhouse in James City County. Birds chirp in the distance. Tall, mature crops dance in a light breeze, brushing against each other,...
Tags: Family, Slavery, Abraham Lincoln, Crimes, York County (Virginia)
Sun ReporterAn overlooked stay in the city NAACP founder Du Bois was Morgan Park resident -------------------- The life of William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, the civil rights leader, scholar and one of the five founders of the National Association for the...
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