Browsing: August 10

A Brief History On August 10, 2020, the people of the United States, notably those involved in the news media and those prospective Democratic or Independent voters that may or may not choose to give former Vice President Joe Biden the nod for President based on his judgement in choosing an appropriate Vice Presidential running mate, eagerly await Biden’s announcement about his choice for Vice President. Having already promised to choose a woman as his running mate, Biden has already demonstrated a disregard for choosing the “best available candidate” by eliminating all men from consideration.  With many suitable women available…

A Brief History On August 10, 1978, 3 members of a family died in a fiery crash when their Ford Pinto was rear-ended.  The bolts on the differential were positioned in such a manner that in the case of a rear-end collision, the bolts would pierce the gas tank.  Ford had known about the problem but chose not to correct it, electing to pay off lawsuits instead.  We used this unfortunate incident to highlight those terrible flaws and features in cars and non-commercial trucks in our previous article, “10 Worst Car Features and Flaws Ever!” and today we add another…

A Brief History On August 10, 2017, President Trump agreed with his commission’s report released a few weeks earlier and declared the country’s opioid crisis a “national emergency”.  The opioid epidemic has been dominating news headlines in recent years due to the increase of fatal opioid overdoses taking the lives of over 130 Americans each day. Unfortunately, opioid addiction has affected all walks of life – from young adults full of potential, rich or poor, and even innocent unborn children. Between 1999 and 2017, more than 400,000 people have died from a drug overdose that involved opioids; however, the opioid…

A Brief History On August 10, 2018, movie goers in the United States will be treated to a new monster motion picture, and we do mean “Monster!”  The fabled prehistoric shark known as the Megalodon is the star of this new film, never mind action hero Jason Statham.  When we say “monster,” we are talking about a shark big enough to eat “Jaws,” and yet not silly enough to be a made for television movie.  In fact, the monster shark in this film really did exist millions of years ago, which makes the premise of the story all the more…

A Brief History On August 10, 1901, Charlotte Anne Moberly (1846–1937) and Eleanor Jourdain (1863–1924) traveled by train to Versailles to visit the Royal Palace and grounds located there about 12 miles from the city center of Paris. Little did they realize their sight seeing trip would be a trip into the supernatural, a trip they would never forget. Digging Deeper Moberly was born in 1846 in Winchester, England, and had become an academician, working as Principal of St. Hugh’s College, in Oxford. Previously she had served as her father’s secretary, her father serving as the Bishop of Salisbury. Jourdain…

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