Fifty years after John F. Kennedy fell victim to an assassin’s bullet while visiting Texas with his wife, people at home and abroad paused Friday to remember the 35th president of the United States. Collected here are memories of the slain president, details from the day of his death and live updates from the memorial service at Dealey Plaza in Dallas.
The horse’s name was Black Jack. His saddle was empty, but boots were in the stirrups — backwards. Skittishly, he followed the body of John F. Kennedy on its last journey. You could hear his hooves against the pavement, along with the clip-clop of the team of six white horses that pulled the caisson bearing [...]
UNESCO is including the writings of Cuban Revolution leader Ernesto “Che” Guevara in its Memory of the World Register.
In the cold, barren hills of Korea more than 60 years ago, two teary-eyed soldiers stood in a prisoner of war camp where their chaplain lay dying. The Rev. Emil Kapaun was weak, his body wracked by pneumonia and dysentery. After six brutal months in the hellish camp, the once sturdy Kansas farmer’s son [...]
The remains of Chilean Nobel prize winning poet Pablo Neruda will be exhumed Monday to determine if he died of cancer or was poisoned, according to the judge on the case.
By Lito B. Zulueta
In his first public Mass as the new head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis signaled a striking liturgical difference with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI by facing the people, not turning his back, which the retired Pontiff had done in a controversial attempt to bring back the Latin Mass banished by Vatican II.
LONDON— British researchers have proposed a new theory for the origins of Stonehenge: It may have started as a giant burial ground for elite families around 3,000 B.C. Researchers say that analysis of cremated bones of 63 people excavated from the site suggested that family groups were buried at a circular enclosure — a [...]
A photo marked “not to be published” that shows a teenage Diana Spencer before she became the Princess of Wales, with a young friend seated beside her, will be featured in an auction this month in New Hampshire.
By Mark Stevenson
Mexican archaeologists say they have determined that the ancient Mayas built watchtower-style structures atop the ceremonial ball court at the temples of Chichen Itza to observe the equinoxes and solstices, and they said Friday that the discovery adds to understanding of the many layers of ritual significance that the ball game had for the culture.
The Indian government has stepped in to buy a collection of thousands of letters, papers and photos relating to Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi ahead of its planned auction in London.