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Obama Portraits

  Michelle Obama’s official portrait looks nothing like her The Obamas were back in Washington on Monday for the unveiling of their official portraits that will hang in the National Portrait Gallery. While Barack...


When New Amsterdam Became New York

  1664 New Amsterdam becomes New York Dutch Governor Peter Stuyvesant surrenders New Amsterdam, the capital of New Netherland, to an English naval squadron under Colonel Richard Nicolls. Stuyvesant had hoped to resist the...