Author: Dr. Zar

Dr. Zar

Dr. Matthew Zar graduated with a B.A. in French and history, a Master’s in History, and a Ph.D. in History. He currently teaches history in Ohio.

A Brief History Buddy cop action comedy fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Bad Boys: Ride or Die on Monday, June 3, 2024 at 7:30 PM at Cinemark At Valley View and XD on 6001 Canal Rd. in Valley View, OH 44125!  For your chance to get a pass, please go to https://events.sonypictures.com/screenings/unsecured/main/screeningInfo.jsf?code=BADBOYSHHVV3.  Passes are first-come, first-serve.  The theater is overbooked slightly to ensure a full audience.  Therefore, seating is not guaranteed.  So, please arrive early!  Saving seats for other parties is prohibited. Digging Deeper This Summer, the world’s favorite Bad…

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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 five major phases thus far.  The first phase covers the period from February 24th, 2022, when Russia launched a military invasion of Ukraine, to April 7th, 2022 when fighting focused away from the northeast and Kyiv and towards the south and east of Ukraine.  The second phase covers the period from April 8th, 2022, when the area of heavy fighting shifted to the south and east of…

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A Brief History Documentary fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see a free, virtual screening of The Blue Angels on Monday, May 20, 2024 at 6:00PM Eastern.  Please log on to https://amazonscreenings.com/BLUEANGELShistory for your chance to watch a virtual screening of this film.  Please note: you MUST register before 6:00PM ET on Monday, May 20th in order to participate.  No new registrations will be accepted after that time.  The screener link will deliver from no-reply@amazonscreenings.com at 5:00PM ET on Monday, May 20th. You will have a 36-hour screening window starting at 6:00pm. …

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A Brief History This article is intended to summarize some key points from our class review of the Age of Exploration. Digging Deeper Over three centuries after the Vikings failed to establish a permanent settlement in North America, the Black Death, the worst pandemic in human history brought seemingly apocalyptic horror to Asians and Europeans alike. In the 1400s, as Europeans continued their recovery from the Black Death pandemic, the Inca were among a number of civilizations existing in the Americas with varying degrees of technological advancement. In 1453, Muslim Turks captured Constantinople from Christian Byzantines, thereby placing the world’s…

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A Brief History Romantic comedy fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see The Idea of You on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 7:00 PM at Cinemark At Valley View and XD on 6001 Canal Rd. in Valley View, OH 44125!  For your chance to get a pass, please go to https://amazonscreenings.com/IDEAYOUHHVV1.  Passes are first-come, first-serve.  The theater is overbooked slightly to ensure a full audience.  Therefore, seating is not guaranteed.  So, please arrive early!  Saving seats for other parties is prohibited. Digging Deeper Based upon the acclaimed, contemporary love story of the…

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