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A Brief History “Winter Dreams” is a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940) that first appeared in Metropolitan Magazine in December 1922, and was collected in All the Sad Young Men in 1926. “Winter Dreams” is considered one of Fitzgerald’s finest stories and is frequently anthologized.  In the Fitzgerald canon, it is considered to be in the “Gatsby-cluster,” as many of its themes were later expanded upon in his famous novel The Great Gatsby in 1925. Digging Deeper: Background The short story was based upon Fitzgerald’s unsuccessful romantic pursuit of socialite Ginevra King (1898–1980).  A wealthy heiress from a Chicago banking family,…

A Brief History Pulse rifle and pulse pistol are often used to mean a raygun. Digging Deeper The terms refer to various science fiction weapons: M41A “Pulse Rifle”, an assault rifle in the motion picture Aliens that uses 10 mm caseless ammunition and is fitted with a pump-action grenade launcher.  In the film’s original script, however, it was described as a plasma weapon.1 This weapon, slightly modified, was also used in the Archer episode “Space Race” from Season 3. Phased plasma rifle as described by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character in The Terminator. The pulse rifle and pulse pistol are the primary weapons used by the United Earth Oceans Organization and others on the television series seaQuest DSV.2 Pulse rifles and “pulsers”…

A Brief History Below is the complete roster for the hit video game EA Sports UFC 2 (2016) as the roster originally appeared on Wikipedia prior to its removal by electronic book burners.  It is reproduced here per the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License. Digging Deeper Heavyweight Fabricio Werdum Cain Velasquez Junior dos Santos Stipe Miocic Mike Tyson[LHW] DLC Bas Rutten[LHW] DLC Alistair Overeem Andrei Arlovski Travis Browne Ben Rothwell Josh Barnett Mark Hunt Roy Nelson Mirko Cro Cop Mark Coleman Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira Antonio Silva Derrick Lewis Frank Mir Stefan Struve Ruslan Magomedov Matt Mitrione Jared Rosholt Todd Duffee Pat Barry Gabriel Gonzaga Shawn…

A Brief History On January 15, 1559, Elizabeth I was crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London, England.  In honor of that momentous event, this article presents a list of movies related to the history of England.  This list also contains movies and TV series about her relationship with other countries because, as Rudyard Kipling asserts, “what do they know of England who only England know?”.1 Digging Deeper 5th Century King Arthur 12th Century The Lion in Winter Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Robin Hood The Pillars of the Earth (miniseries) 13th Century Ironclad Braveheart 15th Century Henry V (1989 film) Henry…

A Brief History Ancient Egypt was a civilization of ancient Northeastern Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in what is now the modern country of Egypt. Digging Deeper 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. Your readership is much appreciated! Historical Evidence The info-graphic used in this article is taken from this site and reproduced here with permission from The Fairmont Hotel. The lead of this article is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article Ancient Egypt;…

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