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 Today, March 17, 2023, I, Dr. Zar, wish all of my family, friends, colleagues, students, and subscribers a Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Digging Deeper As Saint Patrick is considered the foremost patron saint of Ireland and March is also Women’s History Month, here are some notable American women with Irish ancestry: Maureen Dowd (born 1952) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, currently writing for The New York Times. Eileen Collins (born 1956), a retired astronaut and United States Air Force colonel, was the first woman to command a Space Shuttle mission. Stephanie McMahon (born 1976), a retired professional wrestler, currently serves…

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A Brief History Today, March 8, 2023, I, Dr. Zar, wish all of my family, friends, colleagues, students, and subscribers who are women a Happy International Women’s Day! Digging Deeper Here are some notable women in 2023 (each of these women was born on a different continent from the others on this list): J. K. Rowling (born 1965), a British author with a net worth of over $1 billion, continues to rank among the wealthiest and most influential living authors as the creator of the Wizarding World franchise.  Hogwarts Legacy, a 2023 video game set in the Wizarding World universe,…

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A Brief History Neo-noir action thriller fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see John Wick: Chapter 4 on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 7:00PM at Cinemark At Valley View and XD, 6001 Canal Rd., Valley View, OH 44125!  For your chance to get a pass, please log on to http://www.lionsgatescreenings.com/HHJW4.  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 in John Wick: Chapter 4, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) uncovers…

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A Brief History Comedy sports fans who are college students, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Champions on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 7:00PM at Cinemark At Valley View and XD, 6001 Canal Rd., Valley View, OH 44125!  For your chance to get a pass, please log on to https://focusfeaturesscreenings.com/CHAMPHHVV8.  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 Some fun activities at the screening include a DJ from…

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A Brief History On February 25, 1870, Hiram Rhodes Revels, a Republican from Mississippi, was sworn into the United States Senate, becoming the first African American ever to sit in Congress.  Over 150 years later, on February 25, 2023, a collaboration of several history YouTubers attempts to help promote and uplift the history black people in the United States and diaspora as well as their ancestors both in and out of Africa.  Rather than the usual narrative that is taught in the American school system which largely focuses on the topic of oppression and subsequent freedom against this oppression, the aim…

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