There's a good deal of mythology surrounding the battle of Bunker Hill. And it was the author of "Mary Had a Little Lamb" who finally got the battle monument constructed in Charlestown.
Histories of the Revolution overlook the indispensable contributions of French playwright Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais. But without him, our national anthem might be "God Save the Queen."
Down through history there has been no shortage of creative thinking by men and women who sought to solve the thorniest problems of the human body.
Evacuation Day, Saint Patrick's Day...let us take this opportunity to re-tell the sad story of Mary Burton, The Lady in Red of Boston Harbor.
The answer to pub trivia in Merrie England: Who is the only queen who never came here? Berengaria of Navarre, wife of Richard the Lionhearted.
Georgia Broadwick was the first woman to parachute from an airplane, and the first person ever to bail out in free fall. She helped save many lives in the early, perilous days of American aviation.
Much-deserved recognition was long in coming for Stefan Banič, whose designing of a workable parachute on the eve of World War I saved the lives of many American flyers.
The Rest of the Story: Forget the Barbie dolls. Here's the legend of Saint Barbara, patron on artillerymen and bomb squads.
Abraham Lincoln was not the first, or the only, political leader who set slaves free. A century before Abe, one of the "bad guys" did so too, with profound and far-reaching consequences.
Veterans Day 2012 is a good time to remember, and endeavor to apply, the lessons of Armistice Day.
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