Browsing: February 16

A Brief History On February 16, 2024, we celebrate another National Do a Grouch a Favor Day.  Why would we want to do a grouch a favor?  Are grouches a good thing? Digging Deeper Whether you call them a grouch, a crab, a whining sniveling malcontent, or a more formal name such as curmudgeon, grouches are all around, complaining about everything and snapping at others.  Here are some reasons we should be thankful for grouches and do them a favor. Grouches are funny.  Famous comedians such as Don Rickles, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Burr, Lewis Black, and Ricky Gervais made a…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on February 16th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On February 16, 1804, the U.S. Navy conducted a stunningly audacious raid to deny the enemy the use of an American warship by concocting a ruse that allowed American sailors into the jaws of the enemy harbor to sink a captured American frigate. On February 16, 1904, African American movie actor and singer James Franklin Baskett was born in Indianapolis. On February 16, 1923,…

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A Brief History Comedy fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Dog on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 7:00 PM at Cinemark At Valley View and XD in Valley View, Ohio!  For your chance to get a pass, please log on to http://uareleasingscreenings.com/DOGHH16VV.  Passes are first-come, first-serve.  The theater is overbooked slightly to ensure a full audience.  Therefore, seating is not guaranteed.  So, please arrive early!  Saving seats for other parties is prohibited. Digging Deeper DOG is a buddy comedy that follows the misadventures of two former Army Rangers paired against their…

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A Brief History On February 16, 1804, the U.S. Navy conducted a stunningly audacious raid to deny the enemy the use of an American warship by concocting a ruse that allowed American sailors into the jaws of the enemy harbor to sink a captured American frigate.  The American Navy managed to sink the captured ship and escape under heavy gunfire, a heroic and successful raid marking a high point in the bravery and cunning of the U.S. Navy. Digging Deeper The United States had been having troubles with pirates along the Barbary Coast (modern Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya) resulting…

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A Brief History On February 16, 1960, the US Navy submarine, USS Triton SSRN-586, set out on a voyage of circumnavigation of the Earth, the first time anyone had made such a voyage completely underwater!  Called Operation Sandblast, the voyage of the Triton is one of the most famous trips around the Earth that we list today, joining other pioneering events that have gone down in history as famous trips around the globe. Digging Deeper 1. USS Triton, 1960 (First Underwater). The Triton was a submarine called a “radar picket sub,” of course nuclear powered and commissioned in 1959.  She…

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