Browsing: April 29

A Brief History On April 29, 1967, heavyweight boxing champ, Muhammad Ali, was stripped of his crown when he refused induction into the US military.  He later was vindicated and regained his championship belt in the ring, and today we look at some sports champions that were stripped of their honors. Digging Deeper One of the saddest and most famous cases was Olympic champ Jim Thorpe, stripped of his Gold Medals won at the 1912 Olympics in the Decathlon and Pentathlon because he had once played semi-pro baseball. In 1982, his honors were posthumously returned. Performance enhancing drugs have cost…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on April 29th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On April 29, 1429, Joan of Arc, The Maid of Orleans, arrived at Orleans wearing the armor of a knight to lead the battle to lift the Siege of Orleans. 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. On April 29, 1945,…

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A Brief History Today, April 29, 2022, we explore the history of dictators. Digging Deeper This playlist presents a collaboration between at least ten history themed YouTube channels, all on the history of dictators. The preceding videos have covered just some aspects of the history of dictators.  Question for students (and subscribers): Who do you think is the most interesting dictator from history?  Please let us know in the comments section below this article. 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…

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A Brief History On Thursday, April 29, 2021, Amazon Studios will have a virtual screening of Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse at 7:00PM.  For a chance to receive one of a limited number of virtual screening codes, please send an email to admin@historyandheadlines.com with the subject of “Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse movie pass” as well as a screenshot included with your email showing that you are subscribed to our YouTube channel.  The five recipients of the codes will be determined in the order emails for this opportunity are received and if the above instructions were followed correctly.  The five recipients of the codes will…

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A Brief History On April 29, 1945, deep below the streets of Berlin in his “Führerbunker,” German Führer Adolf Hitler, beleaguered and possibly the most despised man in the world, married his long time mistress Eva Braun and designated Admiral Karl Dönitz as his successor to lead the Third Reich, what Germany had labeled its current government.  With the Soviet “Red” Army knocking on his door, Hitler knew the time had come that he and his dream of a greater Germany was coming to an end, and he was to kill himself the next day.  Still, his vanity did not…

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