US George Washington's hair discovered in 18th-century book at New York college

22:25  14 february  2018
22:25  14 february  2018 Source:   FOX News

Police respond to reports of gunfire at college in Washington state

  Police respond to reports of gunfire at college in Washington state Highline College near Seattle, Washington, ordered its campus on lockdown on Friday morning as police responded to unconfirmed reports of gunfire, according to the college and local police. "This is not a drill," the college said in a message on its Facebook page, urging people to barricade doors and windows.The Renton Police Department said it and other law enforcement agencies were sending officers after reports of "shots fired," it said on its Twitter account.The college said police were evacuating buildings. The reports of gunfire were unconfirmed, and there was no confirmation of any injuries, police said.

The envelope was inscribed: “ Washington ’ s hair , L.S.S. & GBS from James A Hamilton given by his mother, Aug. The book was inscribed to Schuyler as “a present from his friend Mr. Philip Ten Eycke New York April 20, 1793.” College officials and Hill speculated that the items may have been donated

The envelope was inscribed: “ Washington ’ s hair , L.S.S. & GBS from James A Hamilton given by his mother, Aug. The book was inscribed to Schuyler as “a present from his friend Mr. Philip Ten Eycke New York April 20, 1793.” College officials and Hill speculated that the items may have been donated

What to watch next
  • Digital Update: Large Police Presence at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

    Police Presence at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

    1:02
  • a man in a suit and tie: Mnuchin Says Tax Law Guidance on Pass-Throughs 'Coming Soon'

    Mnuchin Says Tax Law Guidance on Pass-Throughs 'Coming Soon'

    Bloomberg Logo
    Bloomberg
    1:31
  • a graffiti covered wall: Valentine's Day Falls On Ash Wednesday For The First Time In Decades

    Valentine's Day Falls On Ash Wednesday For The First Time In Decades

    1:53
  • a woman holding a birthday cake: Americans spend nearly $20 billion on Valentine's Day—here's what might be expected of you

    Americans spend nearly $20 billion on Valentine's Day

    CNBC Logo
    CNBC
    1:58
  • Economic outlook for the generation that doesn't know inflation

    Economic outlook for the generation that doesn't know inflation

    CNBC Logo
    CNBC
    3:46
  • a man wearing a suit and tie: FBI: NSA shooting not linked to terrorism

    FBI: NSA shooting not linked to terrorism

    NBC News Logo
    NBC News
    1:03
  • a man wearing a suit and tie: WH could've handled Porter situation better: Pence

    WH could've handled Porter situation better: Pence

    Reuters Logo
    Reuters
    1:18
  • Donald J. Trump wearing a suit and tie: Trump ignores reporters' questions on Porter

    Trump ignores reporters' questions on Porter

    CNN Logo
    CNN
    1:26
  • a group of people in a room: Democrats Slam Trump Budget, Infrastructure Plan

    Democrats Slam Trump Budget, Infrastructure Plan

    Associated Press Logo
    Associated Press
    1:50
  • Engine cover falls off United Airlines plane mid-flight

    Engine cover falls off United Airlines plane mid-flight

    FOX News Logo
    FOX News
    1:44
  • a person wearing a uniform: See how one North Korean soldier escaped to South Korea

    See how one North Korean soldier escaped to South Korea

    TODAY Logo
    TODAY
    5:31
  • Trey Gowdy wearing a suit and tie: Gowdy: House investigating Porter scandal

    Gowdy: House investigating Porter scandal

    CNN Logo
    CNN
    0:50
  • a close up of Shaun White: Shaun White: Sexual Misconduct Claims 'Gossip'

    Shaun White: Sexual Misconduct Claims 'Gossip'

    Associated Press Logo
    Associated Press
    0:33
  • a blurry image of a man: Danish Queen's husband dies

    Danish Queen's husband dies

    Reuters Logo
    Reuters
    1:09
  • Donald J. Trump wearing a suit and tie: Trump attorney: I paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 out of my own pocket

    Trump attorney: I paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 out of my own pocket

    TODAY Logo
    TODAY
    1:38
  • Donald J. Trump wearing a suit and tie: Trump celebrates Black History Month

    Trump celebrates Black History Month

    CBS News Logo
    CBS News
    9:05
UP NEXT
UP NEXT
A strand of white hair tucked into a shabby almanac on the shelf of a college library in upstate New York has been revealed to be from one of the nation's Founding Fathers.

Trump's 'absurd efforts to conceal his hair loss' were revealed for a brief moment — and it helps solve the mystery of his hair

  Trump's 'absurd efforts to conceal his hair loss' were revealed for a brief moment — and it helps solve the mystery of his hair A new video features a gust of wind ruffling President Trump's carefully placed hair. The video seems to displace a flap of hair that covers a bald spot in the back of his head. This seemsMany have wondered, but nobody knows what exactly is going on with Trump's hair.

The envelope was inscribed: “ Washington ’ s hair , L.S.S. & GBS from James A Hamilton given by his mother, Aug. The book was inscribed to Schuyler as “a present from his friend Mr. Philip Ten Eycke New York April 20, 1793.” College officials and Hill speculated that the items may have been donated

The envelope was inscribed: “ Washington ’ s hair , L.S.S. & GBS from James A Hamilton given by his mother, Aug. The book was inscribed to Schuyler as “a present from his friend Mr. Philip Ten Eycke New York April 20, 1793.” College officials and Hill speculated that the items may have been donated

Union College, located in Schenectady, said in a news release that the lock of hair belonging to George Washington was found during a recent inventory review of the facility, inside a leather book titled "Gaines Universal Register or American and British Kalendar for the Year 1793.”

“This is a very significant treasure,” said India Spartz, the head of the college's special collections and archives. “It’s a tremendous testament to history and our connection to some of the most important historical figures.”

The almanac is believed to have belonged to Philip J. Schuyler, the son of Gen. Philip Schuyler, one of the college’s founders and a close friend of Washington who served under him during the Revolutionary War. Schuyler was also Alexander Hamilton's father-in law.

'Maze Runner' publisher parts ways with James Dashner

  'Maze Runner' publisher parts ways with James Dashner NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of James Dashner, who faces allegations of sexual misconduct, is parting ways with the author. Three Penguin Random House imprints issued a statement Thursday night saying they would "not be publishing any future books by James Dashner." One of the country's most popular writers for young people, Dashner is known not just for the million-selling "Maze Runner" series, but for "The Mortality Doctrine" and "The 13th Reality" books. Penguin Random House did not immediately offer comment on whether a novel for adults announced last year, "The Waking," would still be released.

Union College . More On: george washington . He was a redhead growing up and powdered his hair white, a fashionable color in the 18 th century . The almanac was inscribed “Philip Schuyler’ s a present from his friend Mr. Philip Ten Eycke New York April 20, 1793.”

The few strands of hair were discovered in a long-forgotten leather-bound book . Photographer: Provided. According to most historians, Washington made three trips to upstate New York .

Spartz told NEWS10 that the two families were close, and it wasn't uncommon during that time period to give away a strand of hair as a token.

"They were well connected, they had a good social standing," she said.

SPAIN CRACKS SECRET CODE ON KING FERDINAND'S MYSTERIOUS 500-YEAR-OLD MILITARY LETTERS

a close up of a map © Provided by Fox News Researchers at the school said the almanac had several handwritten notes from Schuyler inside, including the slender envelope that was inscribed “Washington's hair, L.S.S. & (scratched out) GBS from James A. Hamilton given him by his mother, Aug. 10, 1871.”

The six strands of hair in the book were still held together by a single delicate thread. College officials said that "contrary to popular lore, Washington did not wear a wig."

"His hair was originally reddish-brown and he powdered it regularly to achieve the fashionable white color. By the time of his presidency, however, the reddish-brown had faded to the gray-white color seen in Union’s strands," the school said.

Tell-all writer on trial over France's 'heist of the century'

  Tell-all writer on trial over France's 'heist of the century' The suspected mastermind of France's "heist of the century" went on trial Monday nearly half a century after robbers tunnelled through sewers to snatch the equivalent of 29 million euros from a bank vault. The 1976 robbery at a Societe Generale branch in the southern city of Nice confounded the police for decades.Only one person was ever charged with the crime, with most of the gang disappearing, and the loot -- 46 million francs, about 29 million euros ($36 million) in today's money -- was never found.

Strands of George Washington ' s hair were discovered in a library book at Union College in Schenectady, New York , the school confirmed Tuesday. "He was very excited," Michelson said of Myers' discovery to Times Union.

George Washington ’ s hairstyle is iconic and simple enough that most Americans can probably It was a military style called a queue, "the 18 th - century equivalent of a marine buzz cut," Krulwich writes. 100-Year-Old Chalkboards, With Drawings Still Intact, Discovered in Oklahoma School.

Officials from the Schuyler Mansion, a state historic site in Albany, told researchers from the college that James Hamilton, the third son of Alexander Hamilton, gave the lock of hair to his granddaughters, Louisa Lee Schuyler and Georgina Schuyler, whose initials are on that yellow envelope.

RARE ROMAN MOSAIC, FEATURING TOGA-WEARING FIGURES, DISCOVERED IN ISRAEL

While DNA testing makes it difficult to verify the hair at Union College is from the nation's first president, researchers said the handwriting on the envelope is similar to that of another note that accompanies strands of Washington's hair at the Massachusetts Historical Society.

“Without DNA, you’re never positive, but I believe it’s 100 percent authentic,” John Reznikoff, a manuscripts and documents dealer in Connecticut, told the colege.

College officials plan to display the newfound locks for the public at some point in the future .

Gary Woodland beats Chez Reavie in Phoenix Open playoff .
 Gary Woodland beat Chez Reavie with a par on the first hole of a playoff Sunday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Woodland birdied three of the last four holes for a 7-under 64 to finish at 18-under 266 at TPC Scottsdale.Reavie closed with a 66. After a bogey on the par-3 16th, the former Arizona State player chipped to 3 feet for birdie on the short par-4 17th and ran in a 20-footer on the par-4 18th to force the PGA Tour's fourth straight playoff.In the playoff on the 18th, Woodland hit short of the green from the left fairway bunker and chipped to 2 feet to set up his third PGA Tour victory.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!