Browsing: August 26

A Brief History On August 26, 2022, we all celebrate National Dog Day, a day invented by Colleen Paige in 2004.  While our canine friends are useful in so many ways, today we take a look at a more grim aspect of our relationship with dogs. Digging Deeper While it is highly possible that even Cave men that first domesticated dogs thousands of years ago may have in some manner used their canine friends as co-combatants, some early civilizations such as the ancient Greeks used of dogs in a combat as the Romans around the time of the Roman Republic…

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A Brief History On August 26, 1444, the Battle of St. Jakob an der Birs was fought between an army of mercenaries representing France against a much smaller force of pikemen from the Old Swiss Confederacy.  The battle was part of the Old Zürich War, fought between 1440 and 1446. Digging Deeper The Old Zurich War was one of the many wars fought in Europe regarding the rights to succession when a ruling member of the nobility died, in this case Count Friedrich VII of Toggenburg, who died in 1436.  The Toggenburg lands, which include Zurich, were contested along with…

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A Brief History On August 26, 2019, we take a look at the crowded Democratic field of those aspiring to earn the nomination of their party for the office of President of the United States.  While a few have already made the obvious choice to drop out of the race, over 20 candidates still remain, many of which are going to be excluded from the next (third) Democratic televised debate unless they meet arbitrary criteria (naming only certain polls that “count” when determining who is invited to the debate) set by the Democratic National Committee.  In danger of not “qualifying”…

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A Brief History On August 26, 2018, a nation mourns the loss of US Navy veteran John McCain, a prominent US Senator from Arizona and former Presidential candidate who finally succumbed to brain cancer on August 25, 2018, after a courageous fight.  As a high profile US politician, McCain became even more famous/infamous when he chose Sarah Palin as his Vice-presidential running mate in 2008.  We celebrate John McCain’s life and legacy today by chronicling his fascinating life, a life of incredible highs and lows, triumphs and terrible pain. Digging Deeper Born in the Canal Zone (Panama) to a prominent…

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A Brief History NOTE:  Prior to the game on August 26, 2017, all Browns players and coaches stood for the National Anthem, the players arm in arm.  Apparently Browns great Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown had spoken to the team and implored the players to honor the flag and our country by standing during the National Anthem.  Is standing arm in arm good enough for you?  Is this gesture enough to cause you to forgive and forget?  Should fans still be irate over the previous political display?  Please give us your thoughts on this subject. On August 26,…

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