Browsing: August 14

A Brief History On August 14, 2003, an enormous electrical blackout struck the Northeast and upper Midwest of the United States and a large part of Western Ontario, Canada, leaving about (or “aboot” in the Great White North) 55 million people without electricity for a period lasting between 7 hours and 2 days. As is nearly always the case, the government response was a knee jerk reaction to lie to the public! While the 9/11 terrorist attacks were still fresh in the minds of North Americans, the US Government assured the public that the power outage was NOT a terror…

A Brief History On August 14, 2017, President Donald Trump of the United States and Dictator for Life Kim Jong Un of North Korea have been engaging in a war of words, threatening each other’s country with one sort of hyperbolic annihilation or another.  Both countries have large military forces and nuclear weapons, so these threats are frightening.  Should they be?  What is the likelihood of military confrontation, and what would that confrontation be? Digging Deeper On August 14, 2017, President Donald Trump of the United States and Dictator for Life Kim Jong Un of North Korea have been engaging…

A Brief History On August 14, 1947, the independent country of Pakistan came about, a mostly Muslim country consisting of the Northeast and Northwest portions of the Indian sub-continent carved out of the British colony of India.  The next day, India also gained her long awaited independence, a fitting thing for the world’s second most populous country. Digging Deeper India had been the target of British colonialism since the 1600’s, and by 1820 the entire subcontinent was basically under British rule.  Indians chafed under this rule, a situation not helped by religious and ethnic differences in a giant country of…

A Brief History Last year on August 14, 2014, we ran a list of wonderful products named after the city they are associated with or came from.  This year we will repeat the process, and name 10 more such wonderful products.  We will try to cover many different types of products.  What items would you add to the list?  (We may get a little liberal with what we include as a city, and expand it to include a state,  region, or country this time.) Digging Deeper 10. Kentucky Long Rifle. The long barreled, graceful looking, muzzle loading rifle of the…

A Brief History On August 14, 1893, some idiot in France dreamed up motor vehicle registration.  I wonder how long it took for someone to dream up long irritating lines… Digging Deeper 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 on Facebook. Your readership is much appreciated! Historical Evidence For more on this topic, please read:

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