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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 2, 2022, the Omicron variant of the Covid virus was on the rise, but that was minor news compared to the top stories of 2022, some of which include: Digging Deeper Russia invaded Ukraine. Inflation ran rampant and gasoline reached an average of $5 per gallon. Queen Elizabeth II died and Charles III took the throne. The Cleveland Browns dumped Baker Mayfield and signed Deshaun Watson to a record contract. Elon Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion. The ongoing investigations of Donald Trump resulted in his company being found guilty of fraud and his tax…

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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 26, 2022, the British world, including Canada, celebrate Boxing Day, a holiday historically when well off people would give gifts to their servants, lower working class, and poor people.  The day after Christmas is good for some other things, too, especially resting after all the hubbub of Christmas Eve and Christmas. Digging Deeper Here are some notable events related to December 26th: 1776: American forces, led by George Washington after his famous crossing of the Delaware River, won the Battle of Trenton. 1898: Marie and Pierre Curie announce the isolation of Radium. 1919: Babe Ruth…

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