Latest from Michael S. Rosenwald

Three years after WWII ended, Japan was still technically an enemy — and banned from the London Games

Without an official peace agreement signed, British officials banned Japan and Germany from attending the 1948 Olympics in bombed out London.
  • Jul 23, 2021

Prince Harry wasn’t the first royal to struggle with drinking, drugs and depression. Princess Margaret did, too.

Prince Harry's great-aunt, Princess Margaret, who also lost a parent early in life, had almost zero chance of claiming the throne, and pursued a love interest who wasn’t apropos of royal tradition, drank too much and may have attempted suicide with sedatives.
  • May 26, 2021
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How UFO sightings went from joke to national security worry in Washington

The director of national intelligence is expected to unveil an unclassified report next month on everything government agencies know about UFOs, including scores of unusual sightings by military pilots.
  • May 23, 2021

‘Are cicadas Republican or Democrat?' Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush had an answer.

As cicadas descend on D.C., a look back at the way presidents have weaponized the Brood X bugs against their political enemies during previous infestations
  • May 15, 2021

The history of royal funerals: Lavish, moving, crowded and sometimes bizarre

Prince Philip’s funeral, owing to covid-19 restrictions and his general distaste for fuss, looked notably different from the way previous royals were mourned
  • Apr 17, 2021
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Caron Nazario saw Eric Garner, who he called ‘uncle,’ die in police hands. Then officers pepper-sprayed him six years later.

Nazario, an Army officer who was pulled over in uniform and pepper-sprayed in Windsor, Va., mourned Garner, who died after being placed in a chokehold by New York police officers in 2014.
  • Apr 14, 2021

The epic, unlikely love story between Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

Philip was 18 years old and Elizabeth was 13 they first time they remember laying eyes on each other. Neither knew she was a future queen.
  • Apr 9, 2021

Hemingway scholars fixate on his father. Ken Burns gives his mother equal time.

In a new documentary on Ernest Hemingway, Ken Burns makes it clear that Grace Hall Hemingway played a less heralded, but crucial role in her son's life
  • Apr 5, 2021

The Secret Service agent who saved Reagan’s life after being inspired by him decades earlier

Jerry Parr was 9 when he saw the future president in the 1939 film "Code of the Secret Service." Parr was the head of Reagan's protective detail 40 years ago when John Hinckley Jr. tried to assassinate him on March 30, 1981.
  • Mar 30, 2021

Letters found in an attic reveal eerie similarities between Adolf Hitler and his father

The 31 letters written by Alois Hitler are the basis of a new biography of the Fuhrer's father.
  • Mar 21, 2021