A Brief History On February 21, 1975, the highest ranking culprits in the Watergate Scandal were sentenced, including former Attorney General John Mitchell, and White House aides John Ehrlichman and HR Haldeman. Of course, the top banana in that bunch, President Richard M. Nixon, was forced to resign in 1974 in the face of certain impeachment. How does this compare to the “Russiagate” (or “Trumpgate”) Scandal that has tarnished the 2016 US Presidential election? Digging Deeper During the 1972 reelection bid by Richard Nixon for a second term as President, members of his campaign paid some burglars to break into…

A Brief History Battlestar Galactica, an American science fiction television series, created by Glen A. Larson, that began the Battlestar Galactica franchise debuted on television.  The Battlestar Galactica, the namesake of the series, is an example of a large, fictional, capital military spacecraft. Frequently called space battleships and space cruisers, these spacefaring warships most often found in science fiction play similar roles to contemporary warships, although real spacecraft are used for military purposes.1 They may fight slow-paced battles across vast distances with long range guided weapons, never attaining visual contact,2 or fast-paced, relatively close range combat with unguided weapons and combat maneuvering.3 Smaller “space fighters” are fictional spacecraft analogous to fighter aircraft. Space fighters are popular as the…

A Brief History On March 10, 1913, American abolitionist and humanitarian Harriet Tubman died of pneumonia. Just as we have some men that have shaped the course of history, we also have some women who changed the status quo. Whether it is a major scientific discovery, a life work on charity, or a fight for human and civil rights, there are many women who have stamped their name in history and will continue to be remembered for generations to come. With a true display of passion, strength, and leadership, these women showed that their place is not just “in the kitchen”, and what men…

A Brief History On February 20, 1998, at the Winter Olympics held in Nagano, Japan, American figure skater Tara Lipinski won the Women’s Gold Medal for Ladies Singles in figure skating, becoming the youngest Olympian, at the age of 15, to win a Gold Medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics. Lipinski was also the youngest competitor of all time to win a World Championship when she won the World Figure Skating title in 1997 at the age of 14! Digging Deeper Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1982, this beautiful lady stands only 4 feet 9 ½ inches tall, but…

A Brief History On February 19, 1943, the Battle of Kasserine Pass started, the first major American engagement of ground forces with the Axis forces in the Western Theater of World War II. Unfortunately for the US Army, the performance of the soldiers and their equipment was a major disappointment, perhaps crushingly so, disheartening not only the US higher commanders (General Eisenhower) but also our British allies. General Omar Bradley (later a 5 star General) later said that Kasserine Pass was the worst performance by the US Army in all its history. Digging Deeper After World War II started in…

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