Daily Archives: August 15, 2012

Honoring the bicentennial of the War of 1812

8/14/2012 12:43:49 PM In honor of the bicentennial of the War of 1812, the History and Geography Department presents:  “They Did Their Duty ‘as became American Sailors’:  The Revenue Cutter Service and the War of 1812.”  Presented by Dr. William … Continue reading

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War of 1812 ads during Olympic television coverage cost $1.64-million

firstperspective.ca/ Tuesday, 14 August 2012 Government ‘increasing Canadians’ knowledge of the War of 1812 by inviting them to learn about some of the heroes who fought for Canada and helped shape our country,’ says Canadian Heritage minister spokesperson. By TIM … Continue reading

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History invades Old Fort Erie

NiagaraThisWeek Thousands flock to see re-enactors stage the Siege of Fort Erie   The bicentennial of the War of 1812 helped catapult the Old Fort to one of the largest Siege Weekend events on record. Over 700 re-enactors took part … Continue reading

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War of 1812 will get space on Lancaster monument

By BERNARD HARRIS Staff Writer   “The forgotten war” is a term often used to refer to the Korean conflict, overshadowed as it is by World War II in the 20th century. Elizabeth Bricker Miller wants to bring attention to … Continue reading

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Bicentennial plans include fun as well as history lessons

Delphos Herald Written by Alex Woodring Tuesday, August 14, 2012 FORT JENNINGS — Fort Jennings will celebrate its bicentennial this weekend as well as commemorate the War of 1812. The village, which borrows its name from U.S. Colonel William Jennings, … Continue reading

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Fort Dearborn Bicentennial

WGN-TV Steve Sanders, Reporter / Pam Grimes, Producer / Mike D’Angelo and Nelson Howard, Photojournalists WGN News http://www.wgntv.com/news/wgntv-fort-dearborn-bicentennial-20120814,0,7009059.story August 14, 2012 CHICAGO— August 15, 2012 marks the 200thanniversary of the Battle of Fort Dearborn, a deadly hand-to-hand combat between two … Continue reading

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Professional sculptors commemorate War of 1812

  By Ray Spiteri, Niagara Falls Review Tuesday, August 14, 2012   NIAGARA FALLS – It’s amazing what you can do with 3,000 tons of sand. About 15 of the world’s top sand sculptors have turned the inside of former Niagara Falls … Continue reading

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