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A Brief History Today, January 3, 2023, we at History and Headlines just want to send out some positive thoughts to actor Jeremy Renner and athlete Damar Hamlin, both of whom have experienced potentially life-threatening accidental injuries on January 1st and January 2nd, respectively.  In addition to entertaining millions of film and sports fans, both men have been involved in various charitable endeavors. So, we hope that they are both able to recover. Our best to their families as well. Digging Deeper On January 2, 2023, Americans were shocked when a beloved screen actor, Jeremy Renner, was reported to be…

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A Brief History On January 1, 1735, Paul Revere, silversmith and patriot, was born, starting a long line of famous Americans born on the first of the year.  Which one of these New Year’s babies do you rate as the greatest?  Feel free to nominate your own choice. Digging Deeper Paul Revere, Revolutionary, 1735 Anthony Wayne, General, 1745 Betsy Ross, Flag Designer, 1752 Frank Knox, World War II Secretary of the Navy, 1874 William J. Donovan, General and Master Spy, 1883 Edgar Hoover, Director of the FBI, 1895 Hank Greenberg, 1911, Baseball player J. D. Salinger, Army veteran and author,…

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A Brief History On December 31, 192, Roman Emperor Commodus was assassinated, one of many Roman emperors that met an untimely end.  Today, we take a look at just a select few of those people that died in 2022.  Who else would you include on this list? Digging Deeper Shinzo Abe, Japanese Prime Minister Madeline Albright, Diplomat Kirstie Alley, actress Louie Anderson, Comedian Benedict, Pope Emeritus Peter Bogdanovich, Writer and director James Caan, Actor Irene Cara, Singer Coolio, Rapper Tony Dow, Actor Judith Durham, Singer Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet President Gilbert Gottfried, Comedian Franco…

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A Brief History On December 27, 1771, French engineer, Henri Pitot, died at the age of 76.  Although you may not be familiar with him, his invention, the Pitot Tube, has probably served you well in your life, as it is the primary instrument used for measuring the speed of aircraft and boats, as well as other liquids and gases.  Today, we take time to remember some of the famous folks that died on December 27th. Digging Deeper 1834: Charles Lamb, English essayist and poet. 1836: Stephen Austin, known as “The Father of Texas” and the namesake of the state’s…

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A Brief History On December 23, 2022, we at History and Headlines would like to wish all our great viewers and subscribers a hearty and happy Festivus! Digging Deeper So what is Festivus?  It is a secular pseudo-holiday first introduced on the Seinfeld television sitcom back in 1997, supposedly to compete with religious and other winter holidays.  No presents are needed and no religious affiliation is attached, and celebrants are welcome to make up their own rules, though there are a few general guidelines. Some of the staples of Festivus include “The Festivus Pole” and some sort of snacks and…

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