Browsing: February 28

A Brief History On February 28, 1997, Hollywood was outdone by North Hollywood in a real life shootout worthy of the movies! Digging Deeper Digging deeper, we find the Los Angeles Police Department engaged in perhaps the biggest police versus robber shootout in American history!  To put it in perspective, about 2,000 rounds were fired of rifle, pistol, and shotgun ammunition! The two bank robbers, Larry Phillips and Emil Matasareanu (from Romania) were not rookies at the robbery game.  They had robbed an armored car in 1993 and were arrested a couple months later when during a traffic stop police…

A Brief History On February 28th, Black History Month draws to a close and as such we want to reflect on some notable figures in black history.  On our site, we have covered many milestones achieved by famous African-Americans, but which famous black Americans merit our genuine admiration and which are not the heroes some believe them to be? Digging Deeper History is being made everyday, and recently in 2014 landmark cases involving police shootings of African-Americans has resulted in riots and protests, events that will become history once the journalistic cycle is over.  Today History and Headlines takes a…

A Brief History On February 28, 1893, the United States Navy made an enormous step toward eventually ruling the seas by launching its first ever battleship commensurate with those of other great naval powers.  Though the USS Indiana BB-1 was launched on this date, she would not be commissioned until 2 years later. Digging Deeper Designed for coastal defense, the Indiana was not intended to throw her weight around the world as her decks were not designed to take heavy seas in the open ocean.  About 351 feet long and with a beam of 69 feet, she did not have the size or proportions of…