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A Brief History On January 25, 1881, 2 of the great names in the annals of inventions teamed up to form the Oriental Telephone Company.  Harnessing the invention of Alexander Graham Bell for commercial purposes, Bell teamed with Thomas Edison, the Anglo-Indian Telephone Company and the Oriental Telephone Company of New York to form the new enterprise to sell telephones and related equipment in the Mediterranean and Near East areas as well as India and the Far East.  Bell became the first to patent the telephone in 1876, providing the first method of long-distance voice transmission.  Prior to his invention,…

A Brief History On December 28, 1999, Western actor/action hero Clayton Moore died.  If you are not familiar with this star of the small and large screen, he played The Lone Ranger from 1949 to 1957 on television and starred in 2 related big screen movies about the same character.  Even if you never saw the Clayton Moore versions of the Lone Ranger,  you are probably familiar with “The William Tell Overture” by Rossini, the theme music played for Moore’s Lone Ranger character.  In the Covid-19 plagued year of 2020, we have lost another host of notable people, both to…

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…

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