Browsing: December 8

A Brief History On December 8, 2022, we take the opportunity to review a new book by Stephen Dando-Collins, an author we have become familiar with through previous reviews.  This latest work, Rebels Against Rome, sub-titled 400 Years of Rebellions against the Rule of Rome, is another winner in our estimation, excellently written in a manner easy and pleasing for academics and casual readers of history alike. Digging Deeper Dando-Collins, an Australian, does not get bogged down in incessant citing of sources and references often found in more academic treatments, instead relying on end notes for citations, a method we…

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A Brief History On this day in 1941, the USA entered World War II, following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor declaring war against Japan. With many lives lost, people injured and family members left at a loss, the need for an emotional support animal increased. Dogs have always been a human’s best friend. They are loyal, they are caring, and they are ready to offer constant support to their owner, making them a great animal for someone in need of emotional support; however, there are certain trainings and characteristics that a dog needs to have in order to become…

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A Brief History On December 7, 1941, a date that US President Franklin Roosevelt said “would live in infamy,” the Japanese navy attacked the naval and air bases on Oahu, Hawaii, most notably at Pearl Harbor, in a surprise attack (or sneak attack in the vernacular of the time) that devastated the American Pacific Fleet.  While the Pearl Harbor raid captures most of our historical attention, the Empire of Japan was up to plenty of other shenanigans on that same day (also December 8, 1941 for those areas West of the International Date Line), kicking off a wider war intended…

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A Brief History On December 8, 2018, we take a look at some of the really nifty air powered weapons available for adults and kids, usually called “BB Guns” in a generic sort of way, but in these modern times so much more than that name implies.  For one thing, air (or other gas) powered rifles and pistols do not always shoot little round metal BB’s (.177 of an inch in caliber) at moderate velocities like the BB guns of the past.  Some of these air guns are high powered weapons capable of launching large caliber (.22 to .50 caliber…

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A Brief History Computer-animated superhero film fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Atlas Cinemas Eastgate 10 in Mayfield Heights, Ohio!  For your chance to get a pass, please log on to https://sonyscreenings.com/index.php/redeem/ and enter the following code: HHSpider36483.  This pass is valid for up to four seats.  Seating is first-come, first-served and is not guaranteed.  You must be with your guest to enter.  Saving seats for other parties is prohibited. Digging Deeper   In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Brooklyn teen Miles Morales must juggle his high…

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