Browsing: January 21

A Brief History On January 21, 2018, in the earliest hours of the day, suburban Cleveland native Stipe Miocic successfully defended his UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) mixed martial arts (MMA) title for the third consecutive time, the first MMA heavyweight to accomplish this feat. At the UFC 220 event held in Boston, Massachusetts on January 20, 2018 (spilling over past midnight), Miocic faced the fearsome puncher Francis Ngannou in the main event. Digging Deeper Miocic, a Croatian-American from Euclid, Ohio, works part-time as an EMT and firefighter for a couple Cleveland suburbs.  A clean cut and popular champion, he first…

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A Brief History On January 21, 1997, an historic event took place when the sitting Speaker of the US House of representatives, Newton Leroy “Newt” Gingrich of Georgia, was reprimanded by his peers by a vote of 395 to 28 for “ethics violations.”  Gingrich was the first Speaker ever censured by the House, a shameful blot on the record of just one more shady politician!  A phony and a hypocrite, it is hard to believe Newt Gingrich was once only 2 heartbeats away from being President! Digging Deeper Born in Pennsylvania, Newt’s parents (mother age 16 and father age 19…

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A Brief History On Saturday, January 21, 2017, about 15,000, mostly female, protesters took to the streets of Cleveland, Ohio.  I am a recently graduated, college-educated woman who participated in these protests.  Although I do not have many good pictures of the event, as I mostly took pictures to show crowd size, I nevertheless wish to share and show what I experienced on a particularly historic Saturday in January with the readers of this site. Digging Deeper The Women’s March was a positive experience.  Everyone I encountered as seen in the pictures below seemed to spread the message of inclusivity.…

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A Brief History On January 21, 1908, the New York City Board of Alderman passed the Sullivan Ordinance, a law that banned women from smoking in any public establishment.  Mayor George McLellan Jr. vetoed the ordinance 2 weeks later, and only one woman was fined $5 for disobeying the law.  When she refused to pay the fine, she was arrested, but released the next day. Digging Deeper Laws targeting women separately from men, including those that demean or belittle the public stature of women are nothing new, and unfortunately are far from unknown today.  Here we list 10 Laws That…

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A Brief History On January 21, 1535, in the aftermath of “The Affair of the Placards,” French Protestants were burned at the stake in front of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris.   Digging Deeper Starting in October of 1534, in the largest French cities, Protestant activists had been hanging up posters (placards) casting aspersions on the Catholic Church, the most gutsy move being the hanging of such a poster on King Franςois I’s bedroom door! This action apparently was the last straw for the frightened King who reaffirmed his Catholic faith as the religion of the land and…

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