SacBee -- History

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Paranormal requests a dilemma for historical sites

Oct 13, 2014

Around this time of year, B. Joan Keefer, Huntington County historian, gets calls from people who want to know whether one county spot or another is haunted.

Darwin note, early Apple computer being auctioned

Oct 10, 2014
Darwin note, early Apple computer being auctioned

A letter by Charles Darwin on the sex life of barnacles and a still-working vintage Apple computer — one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 — are among the unique pieces of science history up for auction this month.


This undated photo provided by Bonhams shows...

Free Sacramento Archives Crawl on Saturday

Oct 9, 2014
Free Sacramento Archives Crawl on Saturday

The fourth annual Sacramento Archives Crawl showcases items from 23 libraries, archives and special collections, which will be on display at four locations, the California State Archives, the California State Library, the Center for Sacramento History ...

Oct. 17, 1989: Killer quake

Oct 6, 2014
Oct. 17, 1989: Killer quake

Originally published in The Sacramento Bee on Oct. 18, 1989 Historic front pages of the Sacramento Bee, photographed as part of the 150th Anniversary of the Bee. Sacramento Bee / Scott Lorenzo October 18, 1989 MORE CAPTION INFO TO COME THE SACR...

Oct. 18, 1989: On the second day of terror, they were counting the dead

Oct 6, 2014
Oct. 18, 1989: On the second day of terror, they were counting the dead

Originally published in The Sacramento Bee on Oct. 19, 1989 Historic front pages of the Sacramento Bee, photographed as part of the 150th Anniversary of the Bee. Sacramento Bee / Scott Lorenzo October 19, 1989 MORE CAPTION INFO TO COME THE SACR...

The Buzz: California state library loves passion papers

Oct 2, 2014
The Buzz: California state library loves passion papers

Ah, romance. Inhabitant of candlelit dinners, tender caresses and … government documents?


The Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building, at 914 Capitol Mall.

Records, photos of famed US WWII bombers go online

Sep 29, 2014
Records, photos of famed US WWII bombers go online

Thousands of feet above the Pacific Ocean, the bullets were coming fast and the flak was flying. Japanese fighter planes whizzed around like bees as the American forces in their lumbering B-24 bombers tried everything to reach their targets, save fuel and stay airborne for the long trip home.


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Israeli museum unveils ancient Jewish prayer book

Sep 19, 2014
Israeli museum unveils ancient Jewish prayer book

An Israeli museum on Thursday unveiled what it says in the oldest known Jewish prayer book in the world, dating back to the 9th century A.D. A museum worker looks at an ancient prayer book on display at the Bible Lands museum in Jerusalem, Thursda...

Emancipation Proclamation pays Reno a visit

Sep 19, 2014
Emancipation Proclamation pays Reno a visit

Nevada is celebrating its 150th birthday this year, and the governor’s office has issued a directive stating that there should be at least 150 special events and exhibitions to commemorate the sesquicentennial. So far, about 300 have taken place, but the biggest coup has been scored by the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno.

‘Last Days in Vietnam’ a thrilling recount of the fall of Saigon

Sep 19, 2014

Sometimes the stories we think we know, the stories where we don't want to hear another word, turn out to be the most involving of all, the ones we in fact know the least about. So it is with "Last Days in Vietnam."

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