Latest from Michael S. Rosenwald

As House speaker, Nancy Pelosi will wield a wooden mallet with a colorful history of being shattered.

  • Jan 3, 2019

Richard Overton, who died Thursday, became a media sensation in recent years. Here are his most memorable observations and survival tips.

  • Dec 28, 2018

The movie, 'On the Basis of Sex,' has introduced the world to Dorothy Kenyon, who fought in court for women's rights and played a pivotal role in the career of a future Supreme Court justice.

  • Dec 28, 2018

It was 1872 and the commander-in-chief kept riding his horse too fast through the streets of Washington.

  • Dec 16, 2018

President Franklin D. Roosevelt called Dec. 7, 1941, “a date which will live in infamy."

  • Dec 7, 2018

The nation's sixth president was devastated when he learned that his father, John Adams, had died. And his funeral had already been held.

  • Dec 5, 2018

Taft also worked out with a personal trainer. But his weight ballooned to 332 pounds.

  • Dec 4, 2018

The 41st president loved jokes and making people laugh. And he knew how to laugh at himself too.

  • Dec 4, 2018

Carvey's impersonation of Bush was not particularly flattering. So the Saturday Night Live star was floored when the president invited him to the White House in 1992.

  • Dec 2, 2018

School children are taught that Franklin lobbied to make the turkey our nation's symbol instead of the eagle. But that's a myth. The truth is much darker.

  • Nov 21, 2018
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