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Queen Elizabeth II surpasses Queen Victoria's long reign

...Elizabeth II has reached a major milestone by becoming the longest-reigning monarch in Britain's history.She passes Queen Victoria, her great-great-grandmother, who was on the throne for 63 years and 7 months.Prime Minister David Cameron...
Nation and World
My Turn: Sailing Arctic Seas in the Oval Office

...President Obama, like so many presidents before him, sits behind a desk steeped in Arctic shipping lore.A gift from Queen Victoria in 1880, the Resolute Desk is made from timbers of the HMS Resolute, a British ship abandoned in Arctic ice while...
Today in history for Tuesday, Feb. 10

...ending the Seven Years' War (also known as the French and Indian War in North America).In 1840, Britain's Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.In 1841, Upper Canada and Lower Canada were proclaimed united...
This Day in History

...Bunker, arrived in Boston to be exhibited to the Western world. In 1858, a telegraphed message from Britain's Queen Victoria to President Buchanan was transmitted over the recently laid trans-Atlantic cable. In 1861, President Lincoln...
Stimulus spending departs from world views of the past

...government expenditure as a means of helping a sluggish economy was John Maynard Keynes. Born late in the reign of Queen Victoria, Lord Keynes lived through both World Wars. The first half of the 20th century saw a major shift in the global balance...
This Day in History

...Continental Army generals Richard Montgomery and Benedict Arnold at Quebec; Montgomery was killed. In 1857, Britain's Queen Victoria decided to make Ottawa the capital of Canada. In 1986, 97 people died in a fire in the Dupont Plaza Hotel in San...
This Day in History

...Los Angeles formally nominated Al Gore for president. In the world In 1858, a telegraphed message from Britain's Queen Victoria to President Buchanan was transmitted over the recently laid trans-Atlantic cable. In 1960, Britain granted independence...
New adult non-fiction

...leaves as broad as 8 feet across and fragrant, foot-wide white flowers that blushed a deep rose. Named after the queen, Victoria regia., the lily's arrival in England spurred an already flower-crazed public to new heights of wonder and...
This Day in History

...after serving 3 1/2 months behind bars for assaulting two motorists after a fender-bender. In the world In 1819, Queen Victoria was born in London. In 1881, some 200 people died when the Canadian ferry Princess Victoria sank near London, Ontario...
This Day in History

...was imprisoned in a suffocating cell that gained notoriety as the "Black Hole of Calcutta"; most died. In 1837, Queen Victoria acceded to the British throne following the death of her uncle, King William IV. In 1898, during the Spanish-American...


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