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A Brief History Nowadays, it seems that World War 2 (WW2) is talked about all the time – so let us talk about it some more; however, the question I want to postulate is, why is World War 2 spoken about so often, so specifically? It is not as if WW2 is a SlotoCash Casino. World War 2 has a unique cultural hold for some reason that no other war really has. Perhaps it can be chalked up to how recent it was, although there have been several major wars since then and loads of civil wars going on right…

A Brief History On this date in history, January 19th, 1809, Edgar Allan Poe was born. At the age of three, his parents died and he was left in the care of his godfather, John Allan. Needless to say, death continued to be an integral part of Peo’s life, as it is with us all. Everything progresses with time, and that includes the way we handle certain hurtful experiences. From something as cruel as taking another life because of a wrongful death, humans became more civilized and made laws to completely erase these savage ways of settling matters in the…

A Brief History In the early 20th century, the term “Renaissance man” was first recorded in written English.   It is now used to refer to great thinkers living before, during, or after the Renaissance (14th through 17th centuries).  This article presents a table of some notable Renaissance Men. Digging Deeper Question for students (and subscribers): Who is your favorite Renaissance Man (or woman) and why?  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…

A Brief History On October 18, 1851, the Herman Melville classic, Moby Dick, was first published under its original or alternate title, The Whale.  Not surprisingly, a particular enormous Sperm Whale, that happens to be white in color, is the star of the story, never mind the human drama that interferes with the exciting whale parts!  People have often written books and stories about animals, whether those critters are loved pets, feared predators of humans, or just focusing on the animal as an individual persona.  Some of the stories are scary, some sad, some fictional and some really happened.  These…

A Brief History On September 10, 2019, we have the pleasure of reviewing a children’s book for our readers, one themed toward our favorite holiday, Halloween!  Written by TJ Ski and titled The Spook Skelly Crew, you can preview the story by checking out their YouTube trailer. Digging Deeper Lavishly illustrated by the author (in black and white ink drawings), the book gives you moderately rhymed lines and visual back up for the story.  While not what we would call a little kids’ book, the story includes a certain amount of (mild) violence toward the monsters contained within, so the…

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