Browsing: January 15

A Brief History On January 15, 2018, Irish lead singer of the Cranberries, Dolores O’Riordan, died in her bathtub, drowned while under the influence of alcohol and drugs.  She was only 46 years old.  Unfortunately for music fans, as well as the family and friends of the victims, too many singers have died before their time either directly or indirectly because of drug use and abuse.  Today we list 10 of those incidents, some of which have happened in the very recent past, mirroring modern society’s epidemic of deaths caused by drug overdose.  Please feel free to mention other singers…

A Brief History On January 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 flew into the annals of History when it became “The Miracle on the Hudson.”  An Airbus A32-214 jet liner had just taken off from New York City’s LaGuardia Airport, bound for Charlotte, North Carolina, when the twin jet powered airliner ran straight into a flock of Canada Geese, causing both engines to fail.  With no chance to return to the airport, the pilot had no choice other than to attempt a water landing (“ditching”) in the Hudson River. Digging Deeper Piloted by Chesley Sullenberger, age 57, a former US…

A Brief History On January 15, 1559, Elizabeth I was crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London, England.  In honor of that momentous event, this article presents a list of movies related to the history of England.  This list also contains movies and TV series about her relationship with other countries because, as Rudyard Kipling asserts, “what do they know of England who only England know?”.1 Digging Deeper 5th Century King Arthur 12th Century The Lion in Winter Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Robin Hood The Pillars of the Earth (miniseries) 13th Century Ironclad Braveheart 15th Century Henry V (1989 film) Henry…

A Brief History On January 15, 2001, the online encyclopedia known as Wikipedia went operational, giving Internet users a marvelous resource for casually looking things up. Digging Deeper Owned and operated by the non-profit Wikipedia Foundation, Wikipedia is the largest single reference site on the Internet and is of course the largest online encyclopedia.  Created by Jimmy Wales (MA University of Alabama) and Larry Sanger (MA and PhD from The Ohio State University), and at first only offered in an English language version, Wikipedia is now available in 250 languages and has an incredible 40 million articles!  With over 18…

A Brief History On January 15, 1967, professional American football history was made when the National Football League (NFL) Champion the Green Bay Packers played the American Football League (AFL) Champion the Kansas City Chiefs in a “AFL-NFL World Championship Game” that later became known as the “Super Bowl.” Digging Deeper With a score of 35 – 10, the Packers, led by quarterback Bart Starr and coached by the legendary Vince Lombardi, decisively beat the Chiefs who were led by quarterback Len Dawson and coached by Hank Stram.  The game was played at a “neutral” site, the Los Angeles Coliseum, and all Super Bowls since have been…

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