Browsing: April 21

A Brief History On April 21, 1509, King Henry VIII of England ascended to the throne when his father, King Henry VII died. Henry VIII was the second of the Tudor monarchs of England and is best known for his 6 star crossed marriages and for taking England away from the Catholic Church and into the Protestant fold. Henry VIII was also the father of England’s next three monarchs, giving him a pivotal role in English History. Digging Deeper (Note: The premium cable television channel, Showtime, featured a 4 season series starting in 2007 called The Tudors, basically chronicling the…

A Brief History Today, on April 21, 2017, the new movie, Unforgettable, starring Rosario Dawson and Katherine Heigl makes its debut!  We at History and Headlines along with members of John Carroll University’s Paranormal Research Group (the word “ghost” was spoken in the movie at least once!) had the opportunity to watch an early premier.  We were pleasantly surprised that the film was not the “chick flick” some had predicted it would be. Digging Deeper Sure, there is the aspect of the battered woman, the vengeful ex-wife, and the cute little girl, but by no means does this detract from the…

A Brief History On April 21, 1894, Norway accepted the product of their own gun designers, Ole Krag and Erik Jorgensen, as their standard battle rifle. The Krag-Jorgensen had previously been adopted by the US Army in 1892 over protests from American designers. Digging Deeper The Krag-Jorgensen bolt action rifle was first made standard by the Danish Army in 1889, a time when bolt action rifles were beginning to clearly show their superiority over other rifle designs for combat use. Unlike a lever action rifle, the bolt action rifle could easily be operated when in the prone position and cycling…

A Brief History On April 21, 1952 the first Secretaries’ Day was celebrated.  The presidents of the National Secretaries Association and of Dictaphone Corporation came up with the unofficial holiday in conjunction with an ad agency.  Now called Administrative Professionals Day, it is now celebrated on the Wednesday during the last week of April (in the US and Canada).  The International Association of Administrative Professionals (the renamed National Secretaries Association) holds the copyright to the name, Administrative Professionals Day.  The day is celebrated in several other countries on various dates and by various names. 10. Sweetest Day. Along with Mother’s…

A Brief History On April 21, 1934, one of the most famous photographs in history was taken by a London gynecologist! Digging Deeeper Loch Ness, one of a number of lakes in the Scottish Highlands, is said to be inhabited by a monster(s). The earliest reference to such a creature in Loch Ness goes back to 6th century, when a man was allegedly attacked by an unknown beast. The modern history begins in 1933 when the term “Loch Ness Monster” was first used in a newspaper article which was followed by numerous “sightings” and the first report of the monster…

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