A Brief History On April 19, 1943, Swiss chemist Albert Hoffman became the first known person to ever dose himself with the hallucinogenic drug LSD, after previously having discovered the psychedelic properties of the substance only 3 days earlier.  Hoffman, not to be confused with 1960’s American radical Abbie Hoffman (1936-1989), also rates in the history of mind blowing drugs as the person that discovered the stuff that makes psychedelic mushrooms powerful hallucinogens, specifically the compounds Psilocybin and Psilocin. Digging Deeper Hoffman’s birth in Baden, Switzerland in 1906, to a working class family did not foreshadow the heights of scientific…

A Brief History Today, April 14, 2021, I would like to write a general message to everyone who has been sending or intends to send me messages requesting to contribute guest or sponsored articles on this site or to have links inserted into existing articles.  On a daily basis, my inbox is flooded with numerous emails from individuals asking about having guest or sponsored articles on this site or having links inserted into existing articles.  I am hoping that this article will discourage anyone from doing so any further. Digging Deeper Following the unexpected death of the original, previous owner…

A Brief History On April 12, 2009, the East African nation of Zimbabwe gave up entirely on its troubled currency, the Zimbabwean Dollar, using various foreign currencies in place of the worthless national money.  Many countries have come and gone, and their forms of currency with them, while other nations have changed their national currency for a variety of reasons.  Today we take a look at some of the interesting monetary changes that have occurred in recent history.  What currency would you add to this list? Digging Deeper Zimbabwean Dollar replaced with Real Time Gross Settlement Zimbabwe Dollar (2019) Africa…

A Brief History On Thursday, April 29, 2021, Amazon Studios will have a virtual screening of Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse at 7:00PM.  For a chance to receive one of a limited number of virtual screening codes, please send an email to admin@historyandheadlines.com with the subject of “Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse movie pass” as well as a screenshot included with your email showing that you are subscribed to our YouTube channel.  The five recipients of the codes will be determined in the order emails for this opportunity are received and if the above instructions were followed correctly.  The five recipients of the codes will…

A Brief History On April 5, 2010, the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia suffered a collapse, killing 29 of the 31 men working at the site.  The tragedy was the worst US mine disaster since 1970, and resulted in the Massey Energy Company being issued 369 citations for failing to follow proper mine safety laws. Digging Deeper Coal mining is hard, dirty work, and the miners are always at risk for catastrophic accidents and cave ins, especially when safety regulations are not followed exactly.  Even without spectacular accidents, the long term effects of coal dust in the…

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