Browsing: January 1

A Brief History On January 1, 2019, History and Headlines presents some fake news stories you will probably not see or hear in 2019, but then again you never know.  On January 1, 2017, we reported about false news stories that really were run in the media during 2016.  This year, we make up our own fake news stories for your amusement.  Remember, these are not predictions or wishes on our part, even if some of them may seem to be.  Of course, no matter how improbable, some of these fake news stories might become real news stories, and if…

A Brief History On January 1, 2013, the first marijuana “club” for private marijuana smoking (no buying or selling, however) was allowed for the first time in Colorado. Digging Deeper There is no such thing as a typical weed smoker.  Every single one has their own personal story of how and why they ever started, and unique motivations for maintaining the habit; however, those who decide to quit smoking weed for good can all benefit from these useful tips to help make the journey to recovery and freedom a one way trip. Get real During these lazy, hazy, smoke fueled…

A Brief History On January 1, 2018, we take a fond look back at the tumultuous year of 2017, a year in which a remarkable number of prominent people got fired.  In honor of President Donald Trump, who took office in January of 2017 and his personal catch phrase, “You’re fired!” we list many of the best known people that got the axe.  Many actually worked for The Donald himself, how apropos!  In fact, an astounding 21 of 61 Trump White House staffers were canned, an all time record.  (The Reagan Administration saw a paltry 17% go bye-bye, the second-place…

A Brief History This article presents a calendar of historical paranormal events that allegedly occurred in January! Digging Deeper On January 1, 1773, the all familiar hymn “Amazing Grace” was performed for the first time at a church service in England. On January 2, 533, Mercurius, son of Projectus, a Roman priest was elected Pope by the Catholic Church. On January 3, 1521, Roman Catholic (Augustinian) priest and reformer Martin Luther was ex-communicated from the church by Pope Leo X. On January 3, 2018, supernatural horror fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see…

A Brief History On January 1, 2016 we started a new year with the same hopes and expectations we normally start every year.  Despite all the acrimonious politics, the Obama years had actually been slowly improving across the economy, for rich and poor alike.  Job numbers had grown for 81 consecutive months (a record) and Obamacare resulted in more Americans than ever having health insurance.  A Presidential election year had begun, and it was widely thought that this year would see the first ever woman nominated by a major political party (Hillary Clinton by the Democrats) and that she would…

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