Déjà Vu

Bringing an historical perspective to the day's news

July 20, 2017

February 25, 2016

Lost and Found

2016:

A guide dog goes missing in Beijing. 

1931:

A service dog with a mind of her own. 

July 23, 2015

When Sharks Attack

2015:

A surfer encounters a shark. 

1916:

New Jersey beachgoers try to understand the psychology of sharks. 

July 08, 2015

Bikers Wanted

2015:

A bike-rental program courts female riders. 

1898:

Susan B. Anthony on cycling and feminism. 

July 01, 2015

Paternal Affairs

2015:

In Italy, a father sues his sons for support. 

1521:

Michelangelo begs his father to see reason.

June 23, 2015

A Much-Hated Flag

2015:

A debate over the Confederate flag at the South Carolina capitol. 

1862:

Figuring out the flag in the first place. 

June 18, 2015

The Irish Question

2015:

A tragic accident brings up charges of bigotry. 

1860:

An unflattering portrait of an immigrant community. 

May 14, 2015

The Song of Youth

2015:

An eleven-year-old jazz prodigy hits New York. 

1770:

A young Mozart sees what Italy has to offer. 

May 12, 2015

Go West, Mr. President

2015:

Barack Obama becomes the fourth president to visit all 50 states. 

1880:

President Rutherford B. Hayes makes a belated trip to California.