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A Brief History On January 14, 2020, while the world continues to digest the fallout of the US drone strike that killed Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani on January 3, 2020 and the subsequent missile attack from Iran against an American base in Iraq, as well as the tragedy of the Iranian military accidentally shooting down a civilian airliner mistakenly thought to be an incoming American attack on Iran, we prefer to look at the more positive side of American-Iranian relations.  Specifically, we want to introduce our readers to some of the notable Iranian Americans that help make the United…

A Brief History On January 12, 2020, the National Football League’s 2019 season hurtles toward its final determination as to who wears the Championship crown for the next year.  With the Wild Card games out of the way, we only have to wait for the results of the Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks playoff to determine who will play the San Francisco 49’rs to see which NFC team will go to the big show and the results of the Houston Texans vs. Kansas City Chiefs game to determine which team will play the Tennessee Titans for AFC honors. Update:…

A Brief History On January 13, 2020, the Northern tier of states such as Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota (among others) are normally mired in the dreary winter, complete with the blahs and SAD (seasonal affective disorder) due to the lack of sunlight and outside time.  Scraping ice off car windows and shoveling snow is no fun at all.  This year (2020), even the normal winter sports such as ice fishing, snowmobiling and ice skating have been problematic due to a warm winter so far.  So what can you do for recreation? Digging Deeper One way you can keep busy…

A Brief History On January 7, 0000, Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem in what is now Israel, or perhaps more precisely, on the West Bank of the Jordan River in Palestine.  “What?”  you might ask.  “I thought Christmas Day was December 25th.”  Well, for most Americans December 25th is Christmas Day, but not for everyone.  We discussed this fact in our article “ Is January 6th The Real Christmas?” and explained that Armenians use January 6th and Eastern Orthodox faiths as well as Ukrainian and Greek Catholics use January 7th as Christmas Day.  It seems there is no real…

A Brief History On January 4, 1999, former professional wrestler and actor Jesse Ventura was sworn in as the Governor of Minnesota.  A veteran of at least 11 movies prior to his inauguration, Ventura had previously served in the US Navy in the U.S. Navy Underwater Demolition Team during the Vietnam War, an assignment similar to that of Navy SEALS.  Other people from the world of entertainment, sports, singing, acting and other forms, have also enjoyed success in being elected or appointed to high office.  Today, we list 10 of those such persons. Digging Deeper 1. Jesse Ventura, pro wrestler,…

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