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Experts discover lock of George Washington's hair in old library book

The last thing one would ever expect to come across on opening an old library book is a lock of hair - especially one belonging to the first President of the United States of America.

Feb 15, 2018, 18:49 PM IST

Tolerance has to become an essential national virtue: Hamid Ansari

Tolerance has to become an essential national virtue to promote harmony transcending sectional diversities, Vice-President M Hamid Ansari on Sunday said.

Aug 06, 2017, 18:08 PM IST

Barack Obama to deliver farewell address in Chicago on Jan 10

US President Barack Obama today said he will deliver his farewell address to the nation on January 10 from his home city of Chicago, thanking the American people for the "amazing journey" he had during the last eight years.

Jan 02, 2017, 19:52 PM IST

George Washington coined `United States of America` name?

A new study suggests George Washington could have been the first person to use the name `United States of America`.

Jul 05, 2013, 14:24 PM IST

Library dedicated to George Washington gets USD 10mn gift

Philanthropist David Rubenstein is giving USD 10 million to George Washington`s Mount Vernon estate in northern Virginia to build a library for the first US president`s books and papers.

Feb 24, 2013, 23:42 PM IST

TV show on first US president George Washington

The life of America`s first president George Wanshington is set to be the subject of a historical TV drama.

Nov 16, 2012, 09:12 AM IST

Darren Aronofsky to direct film on George Washington

‘Black Swan’ director Darren Aronofsky is set to direct a high-profile movie project about George Washington called ‘The General’.

Apr 19, 2012, 10:01 AM IST

George Washington named UK’s greatest foe ever

The first President of US was one of a shortlist of five leaders who topped a public poll.

Apr 15, 2012, 11:53 AM IST