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This image provided by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum shows a photograph of Abraham Lincoln lying in an open coffin.  (AP Photo/Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum)
This image provided by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum shows a photograph of Abraham Lincoln lying in an open coffin. (AP Photo/Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum)
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Historian to donate notes on famous Lincoln coffin photo

CHICAGO (AP) -- It's one of the most famous Abraham Lincoln photographs, largely because no one knew the picture of the dead president lying in an open coffin existed for nearly a century until a 14-year-old boy found it.

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1919 photo of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt with their children.  (AP Photo/PBS, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, Hyde Park, NY, Daniel J. White)
1919 photo of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt with their children. (AP Photo/PBS, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, Hyde Park, NY, Daniel J. White)
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PBS’ ‘The Roosevelts’ spans a century of history

NEW YORK (AP) -- Behold this saga of bygone titans, a trio on an epic scale who share the same name.

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Aug. 10, 1964: President Lyndon B. Johnson speaks as leaders of Congress stand by his desk for a ceremonial signing of the Congressional resolution, also known as the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.  (AP Photo/John Rous, File)
Aug. 10, 1964: President Lyndon B. Johnson speaks as leaders of Congress stand by his desk for a ceremonial signing of the Congressional resolution, also known as the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. (AP Photo/John Rous, File)
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50 years later, fateful Vietnam resolution still resonates

NEW YORK (AP) -- A dubious threat to U.S. interests. A swift vote in Congress for broad presidential war powers in response. A long, costly and bitterly debated war.

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Wilbur Wright, left, and Orville Wright.  (AP Photo/File)
Wilbur Wright, left, and Orville Wright. (AP Photo/File)
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Wright brothers’ mechanic honored at Ohio museum

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- The man who built the engine for Orville and Wilbur Wright's first powered aircraft has finally gotten his due.

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Getty Images / Joan Christian
Getty Images / Joan Christian
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Celebrating the hot dog

July is national hot dog month.  On this July 4th weekend we'll take a look at this all-American edible icon.

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Historians Unravel Lincoln Note Mystery

The cryptic note penned by Abraham Lincoln identifies its recipient only as "my dear Sir" and has a small section carefully clipped out.

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Portrait of Susan B. Anthony on her 50th birthday, 1870 (Wikicommons)
Portrait of Susan B. Anthony on her 50th birthday, 1870 (Wikicommons)
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Is Old Locked Safe Linked to Susan B. Anthony?

Historians in Rochester are eagerly awaiting the opening of an old safe that could be linked to women's rights advocate Susan B. Anthony.

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Digging Up History in South Jersey [Slide Show]

This past Saturday, I headed out to Fieldsboro, NJ to join archaeologists, Monmouth University students, volunteers, and Friends of the White Hill Mansion on a perfect spring afternoon to dig for history on the banks of the Delaware River. Click through the gallery for some photos of the dig:

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Tetra Images, Getty Images
Tetra Images, Getty Images
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NJ Veteran Who Lost Dog Tags in WWII, Gets Them Back

A New Jersey man has been reunited with the dog tag he lost in France during World War II.

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Map of Virginia, discovered and as described by Captain John Smith, 1606; engraved by William Hole. (Wikicommons photo: Library of Congress)
Map of Virginia, discovered and as described by Captain John Smith, 1606; engraved by William Hole. (Wikicommons photo: Library of Congress)
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Scientists Find Evidence of Cannibalism at Jamestown Settlement

Scientists revealed Wednesday that they have found the first solid archaeological evidence that some of the earliest American colonists at Jamestown, Va., survived harsh conditions by turning to cannibalism.

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