It was promising to be an uncharacteristically warm winter day in Boston. The temperature on Jan. 15, 1919, had soared to 40 degrees from 2 degrees earlier in the week, prompting many downtown workers to head outdoors.
In 1884, a 3-year-old French-Canadian boy, Philippe Nicol, began working in circus sideshows. He was a dwarf, and like some other little people of his era he was hired as a “human oddity” to be gawked at by the public. Eventually, he also appeared in vaudeville acts. Although Philippe travel…
MANCHESTER — Francis Byrne, the World War II veteran who received his Purple Heart last month after decades of bureaucratic foot-dragging, died Thursday morning in his Manchester apartment, a family member said.
DERRY — Crews are busy reassembling an historic meetinghouse using old timber framing practices and some of the original wood. On Wednesday, a crane was onsite to help workers put together the steeple in front of the building, before erecting it.
Speaker Marilyn Walsh of Bethlehem recounted that her late father, Philip Walsh, was a gunner’s mate aboard the U.S.S. Vestal, a repair ship that was berthed next to the battleship Arizona when the attack began.
BERLIN — Home of the city’s first Roman Catholic congregation, St. Anne Church has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1979 and recently several of its ancillary buildings were similarly honored.
MANCHESTER — Leading state and national figures helped Democrat Chris Pappas and Republican Eddie Edwards frame their closing arguments Monday in New Hampshire’s closely watched race for who will represent the 1st Congressional District.
PORTSMOUTH - Catch glimpses of long-dead sea captains, 17th-century shopkeepers and wayward pirates as they haunt the streets of Portsmouth's oldest neighborhood during the annual Ghosts on the Banke event at Strawbery Banke Museum.
MANCHESTER — The architecturally unique manager’s residence at the Manchester VA Medical Center — which appears destined for a date with a bulldozer — was included in the Seven to Save list by a state organization of historic preservationists last week.
BERLIN — Over the past 600 years, Europe’s Black Sea has been one of the maritime areas hit hardest by war and nationalism. Bordering Turkey, Russia and Ukraine, among other nations, the inland body of water’s trade routes were dominated by the Ottoman Turks after they occupied Constantinopl…
WOLFEBORO -- The quintessential spirit of Moxie is not easily defined, but sit down with Q. David Bowers and you'll find a good approximation - an effervescent personality whose sharp mind is as "decidedly different" as his favorite soda advertises.
“Is it not a disgrace to this great, prosperous, resourceful country that there should be thousands of children growing up under conditions which hinder their normal development, dampen the ardor of youth and quench the fire of aspiration in their young hearts?
SYDNEY — A drawing of an Australasian cockatoo by a Roman Emperor has revealed trade routes between Southeast Asia and Europe were flourishing around 250 years earlier than previously thought, according to a paper published by the University of Melbourne.
CHICAGO — A prison, a castle and a cafe are tied to one of the country’s most endangered historic places — U.S. Route 66, which begins in Chicago — according to a report out Tuesday from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
A 500-year-old copy of a letter in which Christopher Columbus describes his voyage to the Americas has been returned to Spain after U.S. authorities tracked down the document, which had been stolen and replaced with a forgery years ago.
PARIS — You've seen computer-generated versions in the “Jurassic Park” films, you may have seen models in museums or theme parks, but an exhibit that opened in Paris on Wednesday lets visitors come face-to-face with the real thing: a genuine Tyrannosaurus rex.
PARIS — The 30-foot long skeleton of a unidentified type of dinosaur, believed to be that of a new species, fetched more than $2.3 million at an auction staged on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Monday.
COLEBROOK — With a North Country native at its core, a book to be released this fall will argue that then-President Lyndon Johnson ordered the Israeli Defense Forces to attack and sink, with no survivors, the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967 in an effort to promote regime change in Egypt.
CORNISH — A complete set of historic U.S. Double Eagle $20 gold coins designed by famed sculptor and Cornish resident Augustus Saint-Gaudens minted between 1907 and 1932 are currently up for auction online and expected to fetch “north of $7 million,” said coin dealer Barry Stuppler.