The United States Supreme Court has ended a five-year legal fight over the final resting place of the legendary athlete Jim Thorpe, when it denied an appeal from Thorpe family members.
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If you are a presidential historian or a fan of facial hair, you probably know a little about Chester Alan Arthur. For the rest of us, he’s one of the more obscure leaders in American history.
As the dust settles from John Boehner’s resignation, a quick look at the House’s official records shows how rare – and historic- it is for a Speaker of the House to quit during a two-year congressional session.
To some it seemed like a technicality, but on this day in 1789, President George Washington succeeded in getting the First Congress to recognize the U.S. Army under the terms of our new Constitution.
Pope Francis was literally in the House on Thursday as he spoke to a joint meeting of Congress in Washington, where he related figures in American history as examples “to draw upon our deepest cultural reserves.”