Browsing: April

A Brief History On April 29, 2017, at the iconic Wembley Stadium in London, Anthony Joshua set a post-war crowd attendance record for boxing when becoming the unified heavyweight champion of the world.  An eleventh-round stoppage of the much older Wladimir Klitschko saw British boxer Joshua unify the WBA super and IBO belts, which were both vacant, with the IBF strap. Ukrainian legend Klitschko had previously lost the first two titles to Tyson Fury. Digging Deeper The journey from amateur super-heavyweight to holding these and later the WBO championship saw Joshua take a well-trodden path using the Olympics as a…

A Brief History On April 29, 1483, the Kingdom of Castile captured the main island of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, leading to Spanish ownership of the islands to this day.  Consisting of many smaller islands as well as the 7 “main” islands, the largest island is Tenerife, and Gran Canaria is the third largest island with an area of 600 square miles.  (For comparison, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, home to Cleveland, has an land area of 457 square miles, and Cook County, Illinois, home to Chicago, has a land area of 945 square miles.  With 596.7 square miles of land,…

A Brief History On April 28, 1881, the notorious outlaw and gunman known as Billy the Kid escaped from his jail cell where he was being held after he was convicted of murder and sentenced to death.  In a previous article, 5 Dashing, Daring, and Dynamic Escapes we discussed some famous/infamous escapes, and today we again explore the topic of people escaping from custody against all odds of success. Question for (Students and others): What other famous or infamous escape would you include on this list?  Please let us know in the comments section below this article. Digging Deeper 1.…

A Brief History On April 27, 1987, the United States declared Austrian President Kurt Waldheim to be persona non grata, meaning that although Waldheim was the head of state of a free nation he would not be allowed entry to the United States.  Even more shocking, this same Kurt Waldheim had served as Secretary General of the United Nations from January of 1972 to December of 1981, in spite of having a past as an intelligence officer for the German Army during World War II in which he and his wife, Elisabeth, both were members of the Nazi party. Digging…

A Brief History Superhero drama web television series fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see The Boys on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 7:30 PM at Tower City Cinemas in Cleveland, Ohio!  For your chance to get a pass, please log on to http://www.gofobo.com/THEBOYSJCU.  All attendees will also receive free popcorn and soda, promotional items, and the chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card!  Seating is first-come, first-served and is not guaranteed.  Saving seats for other parties is prohibited. Digging Deeper The Boys takes place in a world where superheroes embrace the…

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