A Brief History On November 30, 1718, while manning a front line trench in a battle in Norway, the King of Sweden, Charles XII, was killed by either a musket ball or a grape shop ball right through his head.  Despite the horrific wound, he immediately grasped his head at the entrance wound with his left hand, leaving his glove soaked in blood.  Not only are we not sure if the fatal shot came from a musket or a cannon, but we are also left with various conspiracy theories that the King may have been accidentally or purposely shot by…

A Brief History On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, Amazon Studios will have a virtual screening of I’m Your Woman at 7:30pm.  For a random chance to receive one of a limited number of virtual screening codes, please email admin@historyandheadlines.com by Monday, December 7, 2020 at noon Eastern Time.  Please be sure to indicate in the email that you are entering for a chance to screen this film.  Please only send one email per email address.  Also, if you would like to be notified of future screening opportunities, I strongly encourage you to subscribe to our YouTube channel, like our Facebook…

A Brief History On November 26, 2020, we wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! Digging Deeper Below is a video of various images of Thanksgiving over the years. Question for students (and subscribers): What is something that you are thankful for this year?  Please let us know in the comments section below this article.  As for me, I am thankful for my colleagues, family, friends, students, and subscribers for many reasons. If you liked this article and would like to receive notification of new articles, please feel welcome to subscribe to History and Headlines by liking us on Facebook and…

A Brief History On November 23, 2009, the Philippines were the scene of a travesty of failed democracy when in the town of Ampatuan in Maguindanao province on Mindanao, 58 people were slaughtered while on their way to formally file for a candidate for governor, including the wife and 2 sisters of the candidate.  In late October of 2020, as this article is being written, the United States Presidential and General elections looming for November 3, 2020, seem to hold an almost certain level of distrust, dissatisfaction, and even potential violence in an election predicted to be plagued by accusations…

A Brief History Today, learning history might be a passion for some people, yet, most of the kids and their moms and dads that are often homeschooling children today find this subject boring and difficult. Especially the parents teaching history at home find it tedious to keep on narrating the tales of wars, monarchies, civilizations, political transformations, and so much more.  Is it possible to make the history class engaging for kids? The homeschooling parents would be glad if they find some innovative ways to teach history to their kids, offering it in a catchy and entertaining wrapper. Digging Deeper…

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