Browsing: April

A Brief History On April 30, 2021, we eagerly jumped on the release of the new Tom Clancy fiction based action movie, Without Remorse, a tale of special operations (Navy SEALs, CIA), betrayal, intrigue, and most of all, lots of fighting and killing! Digging Deeper Based on the 1993 Tom Clancy novel, Without Remorse, we find our hero, John Kelly, played by Michael B. Jordan, involved in a covert combat operation in Syria.  The SEAL team led by Senior Chief Petty Officer Kelly finds Russian military operatives involved where only terrorist ISIS fighters were expected.  Months later, SEALS involved in…

A Brief History On April 26, 1865, Union Army troopers of the US Cavalry shot the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth, dead on the spot in spite of orders to take the murderer alive.  Booth is just one of many assassins that died without the benefit of being tried for their crime.  Today we list several such assassins and welcome you to nominate others to this list.  (See some of our other articles about assassinations.) Digging Deeper John Wilkes Booth, assassin of US President Abraham Lincoln (1865) Boothe was the most famous American actor of his day,…

A Brief History On April 23, 2021, we at History and Headlines say Enough!  Enough with politicians subtly and not so subtly encouraging citizens to violently demonstrate, including wink of the eye calls for “protests” that are “mostly peaceful” but in reality are rather violent.  President Trump was impeached for exactly that sort of behavior, and it is time to hold ALL politicians to the same standard. Digging Deeper Specifically, today we can include Representative to Congress Maxine Waters (D-California) in the group of irresponsible politicians inciting violence, and we call upon her to resign from office.  Her call for…

A Brief History On April 19, 1943, Swiss chemist Albert Hoffman became the first known person to ever dose himself with the hallucinogenic drug LSD, after previously having discovered the psychedelic properties of the substance only 3 days earlier.  Hoffman, not to be confused with 1960’s American radical Abbie Hoffman (1936-1989), also rates in the history of mind blowing drugs as the person that discovered the stuff that makes psychedelic mushrooms powerful hallucinogens, specifically the compounds Psilocybin and Psilocin. Digging Deeper Hoffman’s birth in Baden, Switzerland in 1906, to a working class family did not foreshadow the heights of scientific…

A Brief History Today, April 14, 2021, I would like to write a general message to everyone who has been sending or intends to send me messages requesting to contribute guest or sponsored articles on this site or to have links inserted into existing articles.  On a daily basis, my inbox is flooded with numerous emails from individuals asking about having guest or sponsored articles on this site or having links inserted into existing articles.  I am hoping that this article will discourage anyone from doing so any further. Digging Deeper Following the unexpected death of the original, previous owner…

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