Browsing: December 31

A Brief History On December 31, 2018, History and Headlines takes a look at one of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions that Americans claim to be dedicated to, at least as tallied by Google searches.  That resolution is to develop a healthier lifestyle, by losing weight, exercising, reducing stress and eating healthier.  We take a few minutes to offer some advice on how to achieve the goal of improving one’s health in a variety of ways.  Please feel free to offer any particularly good advice you believe may be helpful to other readers.  If you think we have offered…

A Brief History On December 31, 1771, a future President of the United States of America and an avid card player named George Washington visited Alexandria, Virginia, where he purchased two new packs of cards at a cost of two shillings and played cards at night (he lost). Back in the ‘olden’ days, people had to amuse themselves in ways that did not involve the super sleek and shiny tech that we have come to know and love.  No games consoles, no social media, no Blu-Rays…just the simple pleasures of an altogether more innocent era.  One of the key pastimes…

A Brief History On December 31, 1759, Arthur Guinness contracted for a lease on 4 acres of land in Dublin, Ireland, where he promptly commenced to brewing Guinness dry stout beer, a now world famous brew.  The terms of the lease?  Only £45 per year for 9000 years!  Today we commemorate this part of brewing history by listing what we think are the 10 Greatest Beers (ales, too) in the world today.  What brews do you think belong on the list?  (We know our choices are not for everyone, especially those that savor a particular type of brew, so tell…

A Brief History On December 31, 1853, one of the strangest dinner parties held to that point in history occurred when the Crystal Palace Park of London was host to a dinner inside the mold of an extinct dinosaur. Digging Deeper Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins and Sir Richard Owen had been contracted to construct replicas of 33 dinosaurs by the Crystal Palace company, formerly the site of the Great London Exhibition of 1851.  Commissioned in 1852, the exhibit of extinct dinosaurs and ancient mammals was called the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs or simply Dinosaur Court.  Open to the public in 1854, the…

A Brief History Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix -IZA no mai- was a mixed martial arts event held by Rizin Fighting Federation.  It took place at the Saitama Super Arena on December 31, 2015. Digging Deeper Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix -IZA no mai- Information Promotion Rizin Fighting Federation Date December 31, 2015 Venue Saitama Super Arena City Saitama Attendance 18,365 Event chronology Rizin Fighting Federation 1 Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix -IZA no mai- Results Main Card Weight class Method Round Time Notes Heavyweight Muhammed Lawal def. Jiří Procházka KO (punch) 1 5:09 [a] Heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko def. Singh…

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