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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 Today, surfing is regarded by many sports enthusiasts and hip people as one of the coolest sports to ever exist.  While the exact date of the origin of surfing has not been determined, the first documented sighting was by Europeans back in 1767. Researchers believe that its roots show in the Polynesian culture thousands of years ago. Surfing in its days of origin was held in high regard, as the leader or chief of the tribe was believed to be the one who had the best surfing abilities. The European sighting of surfing in Hawaii has astonished…

A Brief History On November 23, 1948, one of major league baseball’s greatest hitters and onetime highest paid player in the National League died penniless, and no one, not even his own son, would claim the body. Hack Wilson played for the Giants, Cubs, Dodgers and Phillies, but his heyday was with the Cubs.  We told Wilson’s story in our article “Onetime Highest Paid Player in National League Dies Penniless” and today we discuss 5 such stellar professional or famous athletes that lost their fortunes and ended up in financial straits. Digging Deeper Evander Holyfield, Heavyweight and Cruiserweight Boxing Champion.…

A Brief History On November 20, 1518, Sir Marmaduke Constable, a Tudor Era English courtier and soldier, died in a most unusual way.  One may even say, in an idiotic way.  This gentleman died when he drank a glass of water and swallowed the frog that was in the water!  We previously told you about “10 More Idiotic Ways to Die,” which itself was a sequel to our other articles, “10 Horrible Ways to Die,” “10 People Who Were the First to Die 10 Different Ways,” and “9 Innovative Ways to Die,” and today we continue to explore the many…

A Brief History On November 15, 2019, fans of the 1976-1981 television franchise by the same name and the 2 feature films that continued the story line, Charlie’s Angels (2000) and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003) will be treated to the latest iteration of the “jiggle” oriented action adventure series when this year’s version of Charlie’s Angels makes its debut across the United States. Digging Deeper A little background is in order, as the television series featured 3 beautiful women (Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson, and Jaclyn Smith) as undercover crime fighters of extraordinary smarts and fighting abilities working for an…

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