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California man who co-authored Manson book dies

Jul 22, 2014

Curt Gentry, a San Francisco writer who co-authored "Helter Skelter," the true crime classic chronicling the Charles Manson case, has died at the age of 83.

Criminal history on Pennsylvania Capitol portraits

Jul 17, 2014
Criminal history on Pennsylvania Capitol portraits

The portraits of three former Pennsylvania House speakers and one former top state senator hanging in the Capitol's marble corridors each have new information to tell visitors: their criminal histories. The plaque hanging in the Pennsylvania Capit...

Celebrate 45 years since man’s first steps on moon

Jul 17, 2014
Celebrate 45 years since man’s first steps on moon

Now's the time to get moonstruck. FILE - In this July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin carries scientific experiments to a deployment site south of the lunar module Eagle during the Apollo 11 mission. One experiment involv...

Museum to be built where slaves set foot in US

Jul 16, 2014
Museum to be built where slaves set foot in US

Organizers say a $75 million International African American Museum will be built beside the Charleston harbor where tens of thousands of slaves first set foot in the United States. Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr., center, announces that a $75 million In...

James MacGregor Burns, historian, dies at 95

Jul 15, 2014
James MacGregor Burns, historian, dies at 95

James MacGregor Burns, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and political scientist who analyzed the nature of presidential leadership and wrote candid biographies of Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, died Tuesday at 95. FILE - In this Aug....

Sacramento history speaker examines California’s environmental past

Jul 13, 2014

Andrew C. Isenberg, a Temple University professor and the author of “Mining California: An Ecological History,” will delve into the history of logging, ranching, farming and mining in the Golden State as part of the Center for Sacramento History’s speakers series.

What’s a caliphate? News puts focus on ancient form of government

Jul 11, 2014
What’s a caliphate? News puts focus on ancient form of government

When the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria announced Sunday that it was changing its name and reviving the caliphate, the news lit up the Internet and headlined news reports around the world. Jan. 14, 2014: this image which has been verified and is...

100 years later, remembering the crucible called World War I

Jul 11, 2014

The shot that changed the world rang out on a sunny summer's morning in Southeastern Europe. No one knew then that the assassin's bullet would spell the death not just of an Austrian aristocrat but the entire global order, with four empires and million...

TFK reports from National History Day in College Park, Md.

Jul 11, 2014

Usually when people celebrate, they are recognizing a birthday, a sports achievement or a holiday. But thousands of students, teachers and parents from all over the United States gathered in mid-June in College Park, Md., to celebrate history.

Xi rebukes Japan for brutality in China, Koreas

Jul 11, 2014
Xi rebukes Japan for brutality in China, Koreas

The leaders of China and South Korea expressed concern Friday about Japan's recent reinterpretation of its war-renouncing constitution and its re-examination of a past apology for wartime atrocities, a South Korean official said. Chinese President...

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