A Brief History On July 12, 1917, the local sheriff deputized 2000 men as a posse to do the dirty work for the local mining company, called Phelps Dodge Corporation, and forcibly and illegally “deported” 1300 people to New Mexico.  The deported people were striking miners and their supporters, most of which were Mexican Americans.  Echoes of this shameful event are evident today when we are on the precipice of another announced mass round up and deportation of undocumented (i.e., “illegal”) Mexicans from the United States, to be conducted legally by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) at the…

A Brief History In 2012, a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development showed that Spanish children spend 6.4 hours a week on homework.  Doing homework is something common for all students from America to Europe; however, in some cases, homework and assignments start piling up. In such situations, most students wish they could get some help to write, solve problems, etc. Some technical subjects like algebra, chemistry, and mathematics are particularly difficult and demanding. You really will need expert assistance to do the homework for these courses! Digging Deeper: The Best Conditions Are Waiting for You! We…

A Brief History On July 11, 2019, the annual frozen drink concoction promotion held by convenience store chain 7-Eleven is celebrated by giving away a free Slurpee to customers.  Available in many flavors, the mushy ice drink was “invented” by accident back in the 1950’s, originally given the name “Icee.”  No matter what you call them, the slushy, icy, sweet drinks are more than a bit popular, with about 7.3 million gallons of the sugary cold drinks sold each year! Digging Deeper Free Slurpee day first started in 2002, and has been celebrated on each July 11th ever since.  (The…

A Brief History On July 10, 1997, British scientists in London, England, reported that the DNA analysis of a Neanderthal skeleton gave credibility to the “Out of Africa” theory of human origins, including the likelihood of an “Eve” ancestress to all modern humans dated back to 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.  Some other scientists have since pushed back the possible date of origin of the human species to over 300,000 years ago, still believed to have originated in Africa. Digging Deeper The idea that every single human being on Earth has a common ancestor, the fabled “Eve,” is supported by…

A Brief History On July 9, 1962, the United States Defense Atomic Support Agency and Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) launched a rocket from a remote Pacific Ocean island called Johnston Island (Or Johnston Atoll), a rocket carrying a thermonuclear bomb (aka, Hydrogen Bomb) into space.  The Thor rocket carried a W49 thermonuclear warhead, a 1.4 megaton yield device, that was detonated 250 miles above the Earth, about 900 miles West-Southwest of the Hawaiian Islands.  The blast took place about 11 pm local time in Hawaii. Digging Deeper This particular nuclear test in space was called Starfish Prime, an operation within…

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