Browsing: August 14

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 Question for students (and subscribers): How long have you had to wait in line when registering a motor vehicle?  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 on Facebook and becoming one of our patrons! Your readership is much appreciated!…

A Brief History On August 14, 1880,  work on the Cathedral of Cologne was finally finished after it had been started 600 years earlier!  One of the most iconic landmarks in Germany, the cathedral survived World War II despite having been hit by at least 14 bombs in the many bombing raids on the city.  Allied bomber crews even used it as a navigation point.  Nonetheless, the product most often associated with Cologne is, of course, Eau de Cologne, a perfume.  Many products are associated with the names of cities.  Here 10 of them are listed, in no particular order.   Digging Deeper 10. New York-Style…

A Brief History On August 14, 1994, Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, Venezuelan terrorist and one of the most wanted men in the world, was finally arrested by authorities in the Sudan and turned over to French law enforcement. Digging Deeper The man who was dubbed “Carlos the Jackal” by the media after the Fredrick Forsythe novel (1971), The Day of the Jackal, had been fighting against Israel on behalf of the Palestinian people for close to 30 years.  Ilich’s father was an avowed Marxist, which is why he gave his son the Russian name Ilich.  Ilich’s 2 siblings were named Vladimir and Lenin. Predisposed to hate the capitalist democracies…