Browsing: January

A Brief History Today, January 27th, 2021 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.  On this day, we commemorate the tragedy of the Holocaust, the genocide that resulted in the deaths of 6 million Jews and 11 million others. Digging Deeper This playlist presents a variety of videos by myself and my colleagues on the history of anti-Semitism before, during, and after the Holocaust.  The preceding videos have covered just some of the tragic history of anti-Semitism.  It is our hope that through education, we can help prevent such tragedies from occurring again.  Question for students (and subscribers): What can be done…

A Brief History On January 25, 1881, 2 of the great names in the annals of inventions teamed up to form the Oriental Telephone Company.  Harnessing the invention of Alexander Graham Bell for commercial purposes, Bell teamed with Thomas Edison, the Anglo-Indian Telephone Company and the Oriental Telephone Company of New York to form the new enterprise to sell telephones and related equipment in the Mediterranean and Near East areas as well as India and the Far East.  Bell became the first to patent the telephone in 1876, providing the first method of long-distance voice transmission.  Prior to his invention,…

A Brief History On January 18, 2021, the United States celebrates the birthday of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., an icon in the Civil Rights Movement and an African American man of historic importance.  In honor of Reverend King, we take a look at some notable African American “firsts” in American History, although some of the entries may cause the reader to wonder at the dates involved.  Was the United States really that far behind in racial equality at such late dates?  Judge for yourself.  (See our many other articles concerning African American accomplishments.)  Please do not fret if you…

A Brief History On Thursday, January 14, 2021, Focus Features will have a virtual screening of Promising Young Woman at 7:30 PM Eastern Time.  Please go to http://focusfeaturesscreenings.com/PYWHH14 for a chance to receive one of a limited number of virtual screening codes.  Space is limited to view the screening, and availability is first come, first served to those that click on the link.  For those who RSVP in time, approximately one hour before your screening start time, you will receive your link to access the screening.  Also, if you would like to be notified of future screening opportunities, I strongly…

A Brief History On January 4, 2013, the Philippines were the scene of mass shooting carnage when a 41 year old man went on a rampage that left 20 people and a dog shot, with 7 of those people dying of their wounds and sadly, also the dog.  The locale of the shootings was Kawit, a city of over 83,000 people on the shores of Manila Bay on the island of Luzon. Digging Deeper As we have pointed out on several occasions, mass shootings are not a strictly American occurrence, as such tragedies happen in other countries as well as…

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