A Brief History On June 21, 1982, John Warnock Hinckley Jr. was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan in March of 1981.  Hinckley used a firearm in his assassination attempt, a weapon a mentally ill person in the United States is not supposed to be able to purchase or possess.  Hinckley fired a cheap, foreign import .22 LR revolver six times, striking President Reagan with a ricochet, gravely wounding the elderly president.  Also seriously wounded was press secretary Jim Brady, as well as a police officer and a Secret Service agent. …

A Brief History Today, I wish my and all of the other great fathers out there a Happy Father’s Day, and I also want to give you a brief update about this site’s YouTube channel. Digging Deeper First, I have on my site a “Schedule of Video Adaptations of Our Articles.”  You should notice that I plan to continue having my usual new video for the first Tuesdays of each month on my channel and for the last week of the month, I will, instead of posting a new video on my channel, be making a video exclusively for Armchair…

A Brief History On Thursday, July 1, 2021, a limited number of you have a chance at watching a virtual screening of The Tomorrow War at 7:00PM.  Amazon’s The Tomorrow War marks the return of the epic summer blockbuster, promising large-scale sci-fi-action mixed with comedy and heart.  Starring Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaids Tale) J.K. Simmons, Betty Gilpin, Sam Richardson, Edwin Hodge, Jasmine Mathews, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, and Keith Powers, the film takes you on an epic and original thrill ride! Digging Deeper To reserve a spot for the online screening you must click on the link below which…

A Brief History This article presents tables showing the battle records of the members of the Roman triumvirates.  In a number of these battles, the individuals listed below shared command with one or more other commanders or served as a subordinate to a superior commander. Digging Deeper The Battle Record of Marcus Licinius Crassus The Battle Record of Pompey The Battle Record of Julius Caesar The Battle Record of Marcus Aemilius Lepidus The Battle Record of Mark Antony The Battle Record of Augustus Question for students (and subscribers): Which member of either triumvirate do you consider to have been the greatest…

A Brief History On June 14, 1900, the United States expanded by officially adding the territory of Hawaii to is growing empire.  The Pacific region became an American area of interest during the Spanish-American War in 1898, with the US adding the islands of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines to its territory.  Today we take a look at some places we would like to see become American someday, just as Hawaii (which I have visited and believe is truly paradise) was added over a century ago.  What country or territory would you add to this list?  (OK, Donald Trump,…

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