Browsing: January 15

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…

A Brief History On January 15, 2005, the serial murderer known as BTK (bind, torture, kill) was finally arrested. Digging Deeper Digging deeper, we find Dennis Rader, a Lutheran church deacon and president of the church council, living in suburban Wichita and 60 years old at the time of his arrest. Rader got his nom de guerre courtesy of himself, as he had suggested several possible names for him to be called in messages left for the police and the media.  In spite of the audacity of taunting police with messages, Rader went uncaught from 1974 to 1991 in which time he committed…