Browsing: April 7

A Brief History On April 7, 2018, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) mixed martial arts promotion television Pay-Per-View event labeled UFC 223 has been rocked by the bizarre assault of a UFC bus carrying fighters expected to fight in the event by one of their own major fighting stars on Thursday, April 7, 2018 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Digging Deeper A group of fighters and entourage members including high profile fighting star Irishman Conor “The Notorious” McGregor made their way into the basement of Barclays where they confronted and assaulted a bus carrying other MMA fighters,…

A Brief History On April 7, 1940, Booker T. Washington became the first African American depicted on a United States Postage stamp. A community leader among African Americans and an educator/advocate for equal rights, Washington was one of the last African American leaders to have been born as a slave. Digging Deeper Born in 1856 in Virginia, Booker Taliaferro Washington (in case you wondered about the T) his mother moved Booker and her family to West Virginia after the Civil War to reunite with her husband (Booker’s father), Washington Ferguson. Booker was a smart lad and an able student, later…

A Brief History On April 6, 2018, we eagerly await the 2018 version of the premier event in professional Football/Soccer, The World Cup! This year the event will be conducted in Europe (Russia) from June 14, 2018 to July 15, 2018. All matches will take place in stadiums located in European Russia (except 1) in order to facilitate travel between venues. Who will win? Digging Deeper Last time around in 2014 the German National Team was victorious, their 4th World Cup victory (the others being 1954, 1974 and 1990), posting a record performance of an Elo rating of 2205 points.…

A Brief History On April 7, 30 AD, Jesus Christ of Nazareth was crucified in Jerusalem and died on that same day. Or did He? Digging Deeper The exact date of the crucifixion and death of Christ has been debated as long as there have been followers of Christianity.  Tradition used to claim 33 AD as the year of the death of Jesus, but this year does not reconcile with the timing of the death of Herod the Great, which is historically known, placing the death of Jesus in 30 AD instead of 33 AD.  This also means the birth…

On April 7, 1945, the Japanese Navy sent the most powerful (along with her sister ship, the Musashi) battleship ever built on a one way suicide mission.  The incredible amount of man-hours, money, and physical resources that went into that ship are staggering, yet the mighty Yamato never made a difference during its short life.  This incident was not the only mistake Japan made during the war, so here are 10 of them. Digging Deeper 10. Underestimating the Soviets. Although the war was already lost, the few days of fighting between Soviet and Japanese forces were a vivid example of…

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