A Brief History On December 8, 2022, we take the opportunity to review a new book by Stephen Dando-Collins, an author we have become familiar with through previous reviews.  This latest work, Rebels Against Rome, sub-titled 400 Years of Rebellions against the Rule of Rome, is another winner in our estimation, excellently written in a manner easy and pleasing for academics and casual readers of history alike. Digging Deeper Dando-Collins, an Australian, does not get bogged down in incessant citing of sources and references often found in more academic treatments, instead relying on end notes for citations, a method we…

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A Brief History Please watch the embedded video below to learn about some events that occurred on today’s date! Digging Deeper Question for students (and subscribers): Which event that occurred on today’s date would you like to learn more about?  Please let us know in the comments section below this article. 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 becoming one of our patrons! Your readership is much appreciated! Historical Evidence For more information, please see… Andrews, John and Matt…

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A Brief History On February 24, 2022, days after recognizing Donetsk and Luhansk as independent states, Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered a full scale invasion of Ukraine. Digging Deeper Russia’s invasion has had four major phases thus far.  First, Russia failed to capture Kyiv from February 25th through March 31st.  Second, in early April, Russian forces then withdrew from northeastern Ukraine.  Third, Russian forces focused their efforts on southeastern Ukraine since early April.  Fourth and currently, Ukraine has launched a counteroffensive since late August.  The animated map below shows the daily progress of the 2022 Russian Invasion of Ukraine from…

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A Brief History On December 2, 1954, the United States and the Republic of China, known to us today more familiarly as “Taiwan,” signed a mutual defense treaty that was really just the US promising to ensure the integrity of the island of Taiwan which claimed to be the “legitimate” government of China against any invasion or aggression from mainland/Communist China or perhaps the USSR. Digging Deeper A Cold War arrangement, this treaty became obsolete because of a change in the relationship between the US and Communist China during the 1970s and by 1980 the treaty was nullified.  The treaty…

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A Brief History On November 25, 1851, the first YMCA located in North America was organized in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  The organization, originally titled Young Men’s Christian Association, though better known by its initials, was founded in London, England, back in 1844. Digging Deeper The Montreal chapter was soon followed by the first American chapter, located in Boston, Massachusetts on December 29, 1851.  The organization made famous by the disco era song with the eponymous name, “Y.M.C.A.,” brought a lot of attention to the organization, but with about 10,000 US branches of various types, we believe “The Y” has plenty…

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