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Before MyPlates and Pyramids There Was the 1943 "Food Wheel" Before MyPlates and Pyramids There Was the 1943 "Food Wheel"

The war-era food wheel shows just how dramatically the government's approach to food guidelines has changed.

Before there were food plates and food pyramids, the federal government advised us to eat from a food wheel featuring the "Basic Seven." Butter and fortified margarine had their own food group.

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Video: Historian Admits to Falsifying Lincoln's Final Act

With a Spielberg-helmed Abraham Lincoln biopic in the works, at least one Lincoln lie can be put to rest before it's forever pressed into celluloid.


With a Spielberg-helmed Abraham Lincoln biopic in the works, at least one Lincoln lie can be put to rest before it's forever pressed into celluloid.

The National Archives announced today that Thomas Lowry, an Archives historian, has admitted to literally rewriting history by altering a Lincoln presidential pardon that is part of the Archives' permanent collection. Lowry changed the date of the pardon for Patrick Murphy, a Union Civil War solider who was court-martialed for desertion, to read April 14, 1865 instead of April 14, 1864. Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theater on April 14, 1865, meaning that, had the pardon happened that day, it would probably have been his last official act as president, and thus a significant piece of history.

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