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2 Tuskegee Airmen die in LA at 91 on the same day
LOS ANGELES

2 Tuskegee Airmen die in LA at 91 on the same day

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
Two members of the Tuskegee Airmen — the famed all-black squadron that flew in World War II — died on the same day. The men, lifelong friends who enlisted together, were 91.
 
Scrapbook: Familiar places, not faces

Scrapbook: Familiar places, not faces

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
People and places are part of today’s Capital Region Scrapbook. The places we know — the people, we’re not so sure about.
 
Time capsule dating to 1795 included coins, newspapers
BOSTON

Time capsule dating to 1795 included coins, newspapers

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015
Early residents of Boston valued a robust press as much as their history and currency if the contents of a time capsule dating back to the years just after the Revolutionary War are any guide.
 
Scrapbook: 1990 starts with speech, thrills and chills

Scrapbook: 1990 starts with speech, thrills and chills

Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
Republican Assemblyman James N. Tedisco found time for a new year’s laugh with Democrat Assemblyman Richard Conners on Jan. 3, 1990 — the day Mario M. Cuomo gave his State of the State address in Albany. After the speech, it was back to business as usual — Democrats loved the speech. Republicans were not as thrilled. Others began 1990 with thrills and chills.
 
Scrapbook: Another look at 2014 images

Scrapbook: Another look at 2014 images

Monday, Dec. 29, 2014
The Daily Gazette’s time machine is revving up for a trip into the past. We’ve made these voyages before — the final Capital Region Scrapbook of the year is always devoted to favorite photos from the past 51 weeks.
 
Scrapbook: Christmas spirit in 1994

Scrapbook: Christmas spirit in 1994

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014
Reverence and revelry were part of the Capital Region scene in December 1994 as people prepared for the holidays.
 
NISKAYUNA

Budding Niskayuna scientist wins historical essay contest

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
Meghan Stephenson says 10th grade biology and physics this year have confirmed her love for the sciences, but she does find history inspirational, as well, particularly recent history.
 
Mansion to celebrate history and season with Holiday House

Mansion to celebrate history and season with Holiday House

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
Growing up on the West Coast, Jillian Altenburg never really developed an appreciation of history. There just wasn’t enough of it.
 
Half Moon to set sail for Europe
ALBANY

Half Moon to set sail for Europe

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
The Half Moon, the replica 17th century Dutch sailing ship that has educated a generation of Capital Region students, is going back to a home it has never seen: the Netherlands.
 
Scrapbook: Draper majorettes do legwork against polio

Scrapbook: Draper majorettes do legwork against polio

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
Evelyn Pangburn had long legs as a high-school majorette.Those legs went a long way to raise money against polio during the early 1950s — during a fun campaign that was equal parts mirth and mystery.
 
Scrapbook: A look at December 1969

Scrapbook: A look at December 1969

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014
It was still 1969, but Lance Marshall was looking forward to 1970.
 

Expert on Dutch settlements to speak

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
Russell Shorto, uthor of 2004’s “The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony that Shaped America,” will be at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library Monday night at 7 p.m. to speak before the annual meeting of the Albany branch of the Holland Society of New York.
 
Scrapbook: December '84 a time of giving and learning

Scrapbook: December '84 a time of giving and learning

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
In December 1984, local children discovered the wonders of another era through visits to the Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa. People were also looking out for the needy in ’84, collecting food and special gifts.
 
Fort Plain Museum sets day to celebrate history, Revolutionary War hero

Fort Plain Museum sets day to celebrate history, Revolutionary War hero

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
If any Hollywood types are looking for a sequel to “Drums Along the Mohawk,” the people at the Fort Plain Museum and Historical Park have a few good story lines they’re willing to share.
 
Draper grads recall 1954 Macy's Parade
ROTTERDAM

Draper grads recall 1954 Macy's Parade

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
Sixty Thanksgivings ago, the Draper High School Band marched down Broadway in New York City, cheered on by several million spectators.
 
 

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