Articles by Chai Woodham

Meals were delivered to the inmates and they ate in their cells.  Food carts ran on tracks along the catwalks in the two story cellblocks.

Eastern State Penitentiary: A Prison With a Past

Philadelphia set the stage for prison reform not only in Pennsylvania, but also the world over

"The lost synagogue" at Eastern State Penitentiary.

The Synagogue at Eastern State Penitentiary

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Year of the Rat

Celebrating Chinese New Year

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Year of the Pig

Celebrating Chinese New Year

Prague's astronomical clock has marked time since the 15th century. Legend holds that local officials ordered the maker of this famous timepiece blinded to prevent him from duplicating his great achievement elsewhere.

Time for a Change

One professor's mission to revise the calendar

A group of men dressed as the communist militia from 1980s walk in Warsaw during the 24th anniversary of martial law, in 2005.

Poland's War

Remembering martial law 25 years later

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September Anniversaries

Momentous or merely memorable

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Today In History

Daily anniversaries for the month of June

America launches its first space shuttle, Columbia, on April 12, 1981.

April Anniversaries

Momentous or merely memorable

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March Anniversaries

Momentous or merely memorable

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January Anniversaries

Momentous or merely memorable

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The Grand Union Flag, Free At Last, and Lighting Up Broadway...

December anniversaries— momentous or merely memorable

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This Month in History

December anniversaries—momentous or merely memorable

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