Browsing: February 27

A Brief History On February 27, 2015, Russian physicist Boris Nemtsov found out personally why publicly taking issue with Vladimir Putin is dangerous to his health.  A liberal leaning politician, Nemtsov had become a vocal critic of Russian dictator Putin since about 2000, ultimately leading to the assassination of Nemtsov. Digging Deeper Nemtsov had expressed fear of being murdered at Putin’s behest only a couple weeks before the murder, a murder by five Chechen men contracted for the killing.  Nemtsov was gunned down while walking across Moscow’s Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge shortly before midnight. Despite being the victim of a crime,…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on February 27th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On February 27, 1807, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in Maine, going on to a career in education and especially poetry, becoming the most prominent American poet of his day. On February 27, 1902, a British firing squad carried out the execution of convicted war criminal, Australian Lt. Harry “Breaker” Morant. On February 27, 1943, a most unusual event took place in…

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A Brief History On February 27, 1807, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in Maine, going on to a career in education and especially poetry, becoming the most prominent American poet of his day.  Today, we ask you, “Who is America’s greatest poet?”  We list some possible choices with perhaps their greatest poems, but feel free to add your own: Digging Deeper Maya Angelou, “On the Pulse of Morning” E.E. Cummings, “anyone lived in a pretty how town” Emily Dickinson, “Hope” Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken” Langston Hughes, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “Paul Revere’s Ride” Edgar…

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A Brief History On February 27, 1943, a most unusual event took place in Berlin, Germany, the capital city of the Third Reich, a government possibly remembered more for its virulent anti-Semitism than any other trait.  That event, known as The Rosenstrasse Protest, consisted of non-Jewish people, mostly the non-Jewish German wives and families of Jewish men, who were protesting the arrest and planned deportation to concentration or work camps of 1800 of these Jewish men. Digging Deeper By 1943, Adolf Hitler and his NAZI henchmen had already gotten well along with their ultimate goal of enslaving and/or killing of…

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A Brief History On February 27, 2018, the entire world celebrates International Polar Bear Day, a day to appreciate Ursus maritimus, the large white bear of the North. The largest land carnivore, Polar Bears are cute and cuddly looking, especially when young, but are probably the most dangerous of bears to humans. Needing ice from which to hunt their main prey (seals and other sea mammals), the loss of Polar Ice is threatening these magnificent animals. Digging Deeper Created by Polar Bears International, a Montana based non-profit organization dedicated to the education, research and action needed to save Polar Bears…

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