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Lying in State a Deeply Rooted American Tradition

Designed as a tribute to Rome's Temple of Vesta, the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol has long been described as the symbolic and physical heart of the Capitol Dome. Surrounded by corridors connecting the House of Representatives and Senate sides, with the National Statuary Hall located to the South and[...]

A History of Presidential State Funerals

It was only 32 days after taking his oath that President William Henry Harrison made history as the first president to die while in office due to complications of pneumonia. Prior to his death, there had never been an established form for official mourning and funerals for presidents who died while in office, but it soon became clear that the death of a president required a formal[...]

A Café to Die For

Located in the crypt of a central London Church, for two nights only, one café will serve the most deadly delicacies known around the world as part of a campaign to encourage more people to leave a gift to a charity in their wills – after all, what can be more influential, than someone who could be about to eat their last meal.Café De Mort is the quirky and potentially deadly new[...]

The Most Kissed Face of All Time

She has a face that was considered the ideal beauty of her time period, inspiring a generation of models and actresses. She has been referred to as having the most kissed face of all time. She has an enigmatic smile comparable to that of Da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Her attractive visage became a trendy addition to the walls of hundreds of homes in Paris and throughout Europe. At least a dozen[...]

The 80th Anniversary of "Precious Lord, Take My Hand"

He's written over 400 compositions, his songs have been performed by Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Mahalia Jackson and Jim Reeves. He's been considered a leading blues pianist and dubbed The Godfather of Gospel Music, but perhaps his most famed composition is his 1956 melody Take My Hand,[...]

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