Latest from Michael S. Rosenwald
The vice president gave the command to attack hijacked airliners after terrorists flew two planes into the World Trade Center and a third into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.
  • Sep 11, 2020
Thirty-six years before Kamala Harris came under fire as Biden's running mate, Ferraro faced tough questions about her family's finances and her husband's rumored business ties to organized crime
  • Aug 15, 2020
Instead the catastrophe in Texas City was caused by the same material that apparently triggered a massive explosion in Beirut earlier this week: ammonium nitrate.
  • Aug 6, 2020
Hersey rewrote history and changed American journalism when he published a 30,000-word story in The New Yorker magazine chronicling what the bomb did to six victims of the atomic bomb.
  • Aug 6, 2020
Gov. Hogan says the achievement is an important milestone in the effort to slow the spread of the virus.
  • Aug 1, 2020
Kennedy’s efforts in the early 1960s transformed the space off the Oval Office into the American symbol it is today — a place for diplomacy, presidential news briefings and Cabinet appointment announcements.
  • Jul 27, 2020
Elizabeth Dole’s fight for seat belt laws in the 1980s inspired the sort of rhetoric and division America is seeing today over government mandates to wear masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
  • Jul 25, 2020
In 1936, the killing of Thomas Finch was orchestrated by Samuel Roper, an Atlanta police officer who went on to lead the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and then, upon retirement, Georgia’s Ku Klux Klan
  • Jul 19, 2020
The desk has been used by almost every commander in chief since Queen Victoria gifted it to President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880. It remains a source of fascination to history buffs.
  • Jul 16, 2020
Slavery is central to the nation’s early history, particularly in Washington and the White House, which was built by slaves. After a George Washington statue was toppled in Portland, Ore., protesters tried to bring down an Andrew Jackson statue near the White House.
  • Jun 23, 2020