On May 15, 1862, Lincoln created the Department of Agriculture, or what he called the "People's Department."  Similar special interest federal agencies have followed in its wake.

Fifty years ago, on May 12, 1962, Douglas MacArthur bade farewell to the cadets at West Point, an academy that he attended and graduated first in his class. In his final roll call with the cadets, he reminded them about "Duty, Honor, Country" — hallowed words that define what all future military officers should aspire to be and what MacArthur was.

Airship travel was a big success, until that fateful day in Lakehurst, New Jersey, May 6, 1937, when the Hindenburg met her fate.

Canada, like the United States, has struggled with federalism. Twenty-five years ago, with the Meech Lake Accord, it looked like the problem had been solved.

In the Lindbergh baby kidnapping case — the case that became known as the crime of the century — was an innocent man railroaded to the electric chair? Did politics underlie both the crime and its aftermath?

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