Browsing: April 4

A Brief History On April 4, 1859, the familiar Southern anthem, “Dixie,” alternatively known as “Dixie Land,” “Dixie’s Land,” and “I Wish I Was in Dixie,” made its public debut performed by the blackface troupe Bryant’s Minstrels as the closing number of their show.  Not only was the song first publicly performed in New York, a decidedly NOT city in Dixie, it was written by a guy from Ohio, another place North of the Mason-Dixon Line. Digging Deeper The Mason-Dixon Line, the line symbolically separating the Northern from the Southern United States, dates back to a surveying job performed by…

A Brief History On April 4, 1768, the origin of the modern circus occurred when a cavalry officer named Philip Astley (born 1742 in Newcastle-under-Lyme, England) set up the first modern amphitheatre for the display of horse riding tricks in Lambeth, London.  Today, over 200 years later, circuses remain a major form of entertainment around the world. Digging Deeper What are the hallmarks of good circus acts? Well, we could go on for ages about experience, reputation, training and so on. But the thing is, since they do such a dangerous and demanding job, performers start training and amassing experience…

A Brief History On April 4, 1965, Swedish automaker and aerospace manufacturer Saab introduced its upcoming Saab 37 Viggen (Thunderbolt) fighter jet, the most advanced European jet fighter design until superseded by the Panavia Tornado in 1981.  The futuristic looking Viggen was distinctive in its “canard” design, a sort of double delta wing layout never before used on a mass produced aircraft.  The Viggen replaced the Saab 35 Draken (Dragon) as Sweden’s primary jet fighter.  The Draken, introduced in 1955, had been the first fully supersonic jet fighter produced in Europe. Digging Deeper Originally created as an airplane manufacturing company…

A Brief History On April 4, 1975, Microsoft was founded by Paul Allen and Bill Gates in Albuquerque, New Mexico, The United States of America.  Microsoft is widely known for several inventions such as Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Azure; however, it is also a global vendor for top IT certifications. The certifications are offered in 4 distinct levels namely: MTA starters level, MCSE specialists level, MCSE experts level and MCSD developers level. Today, our focus is MCSE Cloud Platform credential which is offered upon passing two of the three available exams (MCSE 70-532, 70-533 and 70-535). This article is going to…

A Brief History On April 4, 1883, Peter Cooper died at the age of 92 in New York City, the same city he was born in. His legacy still affects us today, although many of our readers may not even be familiar with him. A businessman, inventor, philanthropist, and politician, Cooper left a positive influence on the United States of America that deserves remembering. Digging Deeper Born in New York, he was of English, Dutch and French ancestry, and was adopted as a baby. His father was a hat maker, and Peter continued in the trades, working in cabinetry, hat…

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