Author Dr. Zar

Dr. Zar

Dr. 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 In the early 20th century, the term “Renaissance man” was first recorded in written English.   It is now used to refer to great thinkers living before, during, or after the Renaissance (14th through 17th centuries).  This article presents a table of some notable Renaissance Men. Digging Deeper Question for students (and subscribers): Who is your favorite Renaissance Man (or woman) and why?  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…

A Brief History On October 26, 1977, Ali Maow Maalin, the last natural case of smallpox, developed a rash in Somalia. The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention consider this date to be the anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, the most spectacular success of vaccination.  Twenty-three years later, on October 26, 2000, a wave of protests forced Robert Guéï to step down as president after the Ivorian presidential election.  Today, October 26, 2019, Somalia and the Ivory Coast remain two of the many important countries found on the African continent.  The rich history of…

A Brief History This article presents a timeline of American history through the Civil War for History 212 Online.  Please click on any of the dates to learn more about that date’s events and please post a comment using the Disqus commenting system on any article you click on to let us know your thoughts about that historic event. Digging Deeper Module 1: Introduction, Jamestown, and Puritans On March 15, 1493, Christopher Columbus made his triumphant return from his first voyage to the New World, a momentous occasion in human history and especially noteworthy for the Spanish Crown that he sailed for. On March…

A Brief History This article presents a video timeline for students of American History through the Civil War (History 212 – Online) at Ashland University. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to a video covering that date’s event.  After watching that video, please post a one or two sentence comment in the comments section for the video that demonstrates that you watched the video. These comments or “thesis statements” are 1-2 sentence summaries of the video. They should include the most important aspects of each video. In other words, the thesis statement should include…

A Brief History On April 3, 2019, Zaccaria Pinball became available for the Xbox One.  By providing digital recreations of classic pinball tables, Zaccaria Pinball helps to preserve pinball history. Digging Deeper Zaccaria (later briefly reorganized under Mr. Game before ending production) was an Italian manufacturer of pinball and arcade machines that existed in Bologna from 1974 until 1990.  After the Mr. Game-era, the former Zaccaria factory was sold to technoplay.  This San Marino-based company also made some pinball machines and is still in business today.  At Zaccaria’s height, the company was the third largest manufacturer of pinball machines in…

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