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 The 17th century French physicist and mathematician, Blaise Pascal, is known for many important contributions to both fields, which is particularly impressive considering the fact that he died at the really quite young age of 39. Among his proudest achievements were inventing the early mechanical calculator, creating the mathematical theory now known as Pascal’s triangle, and major studies and research into fluids, with one particularly important experiment into hydraulics remembered today as Pascal’s barrel. But there was one other exceptional contribution he made to society as a whole, and one that he bizarrely isn’t remembered nearly as much for.…

A Brief History Crime thriller film fans of John Carroll University, who are also fierce, strong, and fearless women, here is another chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Cinemark in Valley View, Ohio!  For your chance to get a pass, please log on to SonyScreenings.com and enter the code: SpiderWebWomen.  This pass is valid for up to two seats.  Seating is first-come, first-served and is not guaranteed.  You must be with your guest to enter.  Saving seats for…

A Brief History Crime thriller film fans, who are also fierce, strong, and fearless women, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Cinemark in Valley View, Ohio!  For your chance to get a pass, please log on to SonyScreenings.com and enter the code: SPIDERSWEB732947.  This pass is valid for up to two seats.  Seating is first-come, first-served and is not guaranteed.  You must be with your guest to enter.  Saving seats for other parties is prohibited.…

A Brief History This article presents a timeline of Ancient and Medieval World History for History 11050 at Kent State University at Stark.  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 I. Introduction On October 3, 2012, a National Geographic explorer announced the discovery of a new species of dinosaur, one with vampire-like fangs! On December 18, 1912, Charles Dawson announced the discovery of the prehistoric missing…

A Brief History This article presents a timeline of Western Civilization for History 113 at Ashland University.  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 I. Introduction On April 26, 1336, famed Italian scholar and poet Francesco Petrarca (better known as Petrarch) ascended Mont Ventoux, a mountain in the Provence region of southern France. On June 26, 1483, Richard Plantagenet, Duke of Gloucester, proclaimed himself King…

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