Nearly 100 years have passed since America’s entry into World War I. On April 6, 1917, the United States Congress declared war on Germany at the behest of President Woodrow Wilson. The Baltimore Sun, then published separately in the morning and evening as The Sun and The Evening Sun, covered America’s efforts in WWI on its front pages until the war’s conclusion in November of 1918.
Skijoring, which has its origins as a competitive sport in Scandinavia, has been adapted over the years to include a team made up of a rider and skier who must navigate jumps, slalom gates, and the spearing of rings for points. Leadville, Colorado, with an elevation of 10,152 feet (3,094 m), the highest incorporated city in North America, has been hosting skijoring competitions since 1949.
After months of mild weather, temperatures dropped fast and hard on the weekend of Jan. 7, cold-stunning hundreds of sea turtles in Texas waters. But as scientists treated the animals, they discovered another problem.
A sign held aloft by Charissa Afshar, 58, of Denver, CO, at the Women’s March on Washington, said simply, “So much wrong. So little cardboard.” Many protesters who came to the Women’s March on Washington, and other demonstrations held the day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, were not restrained in expressing their views. Colorful signs were everywhere, with pointed messages countering Trump’s campaign statements, his goals, and the election outcome. Sexism and reproductive rights dominated, but the messages espoused a wide array of progressive ideals, particularly concerns about hate speech, fascism and the future of democracy and the world. Even a Trump supporter, Mercedes Mejia of Fort Myers, FL, said, “I absolutely support protesting for your views.” Here are some of the voices from the Women’s March on Washington.
Look through past Baltimore Sun front pages of presidential inaugurations and transfers of power.
The Hall of Presidents and First Ladies Museum in Gettysburg, Pa. closed in November. The shuttered museum that featured wax figures of all 44 U.S. presidents and their first ladies displayed the figures before auctioning them off on Jan. 14, 2017.