Browsing: April 11

A Brief History On April 11, 2011, an explosion rocked the Kastryčnickaja station of the Minsk Metro in the capital city of the country of Belarus.  Sadly, 15 people were killed and over 200 others were wounded.  Although a pair of alleged perpetrators were convicted and executed for the crime, suspicion about the actual motive for the bombing remains about whether or not the Belarusian government of President Alexander Lukashenko conducted a “false flag” operation itself in order to strengthen its hand against virulent opposition forces.  In April of 2022, the otherwise non-descript country of Belarus has been in the…

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A Brief History Fantasy fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore on Monday, April 11, 2022 at 7:00 PM at Cinemark At Valley View and XD in Valley View, Ohio!  For your chance to get a pass, please log on to http://wbtickets.com/FBEASTHHVV11.  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 this film, Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows the powerful Dark…

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A Brief History On April 11, 1079, Bishop Stanislaus of Kraków, Poland, later Saint Stanislaus, was executed either by the order of or perhaps by the direct hand of King Bolesław II of Poland.  After the execution, the body of the slain Bishop was chopped up into small pieces and scattered in the forest, presumably to be eaten by the forest critters.  Lo and Behold!  The pieces of the body of the future Catholic Saint reassembled themselves! Digging Deeper While no word of any coming back to life was noted, chroniclers did say that 4 eagles guarded the body of…

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A Brief History On April 11, 1990, British customs officials seized what they believed was to be a barrel for an enormously large super cannon headed for Iraq, presumably to be used to shell Israel and Iran from an immense distance (up to 625 miles) away.  Iraq never did get its chance to field a combat ready version of their super cannon, called Project Babylon, but they did get as far as building prototypes for testing, serious cause for concern by  the neighbors of Iraq in the Middle East, including Iran and Israel. Digging Deeper Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was…

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A Brief History On April 11, 1688, King James II of England, Scotland, and Ireland was deposed by his son-in-law and daughter, William III and Mary II who became joint sovereigns on this date. James II, the second son of King Charles I and younger brother of King Charles II, became King of England (and King James VII of Scotland) upon the death of Charles II. James II was a Roman Catholic, the last such monarch in England. Digging Deeper James II had generated suspicion and loathing among the mostly Protestant population of England and Great Britain, accused of being…

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