A Brief History On February 25, 1968, South Korean Marines fighting against the communist Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army alongside Americans and the South Vietnamese committed a terrible atrocity in the town of Hà My in South Vietnam.  Sadly, in virtually any war that can be researched, atrocities are almost sure to be found committed by both sides in the conflict. Digging Deeper The South Korean Marines, renowned for their toughness, had suffered a mortar attack in which an officer, an NCO, and 4 troops had been killed.  The direction the mortar fire came from was deemed to be…

A Brief History On February 23, 1954, the first mass inoculation of children against the Polio virus took place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The developer of the vaccine, Dr. Jonas Salk, was hailed as hero and the scourge of Polio was basically eradicated from the United States.  No longer would “iron lungs” be common, and parents did not have to live the nightmare of their children dying or becoming crippled by Polio.  As with other vaccines, the Salk vaccine saved untold millions of lives and prevented untold amounts of misery, and yet in recent years vaccines have been under fire from…

A Brief History On September 23, 1983, The MCI Mail service was launched as the first commercial email service to use the internet.  Nowadays, it may look like big corporations have a bigger budget and, as a result, more marketing tactics and resources (designers, programmers, translators, etc.) to benefit from email marketing; however, small businesses can also capitalize on this communication channel due to its versatility and flexibility. While it may take multinational companies much time to resonate with local customers, small brands can faster build close relationships with communities through more personal communication and human-like campaigns. Let us take…

A Brief History Nowadays, it seems that World War 2 (WW2) is talked about all the time – so let us talk about it some more; however, the question I want to postulate is, why is World War 2 spoken about so often, so specifically? It is not as if WW2 is a SlotoCash Casino. World War 2 has a unique cultural hold for some reason that no other war really has. Perhaps it can be chalked up to how recent it was, although there have been several major wars since then and loads of civil wars going on right…

A Brief History On February 22, 1944, American bombers accidentally bombed the Dutch cities of Nijmegen, Arnhem, Enschede and Deventer, killing over 800 civilians in the Netherlands towns.  In previous articles, we have discussed the tragedy of good guys accidentally killing good guys, a phenomenon called “friendly fire” incidents.  While the United States military tries especially hard to avoid such incidents, including sometimes putting our own people in danger to minimize the possibility of killing innocent civilians, in war stuff happens, often bad stuff. Digging Deeper In February of 1944 the Netherlands were occupied by German military forces and had…

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