Browsing: January 25

A Brief History On January 25, 1915, telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell made the first telephone call spanning the continental United States, placing a call from New York to his assistant, Thomas Watson in San Francisco. This man was the same Thomas Watson that Bell had placed the first telephone call to back in 1876. Digging Deeper The famous words of the first phone call, “Watson, come here! I want to see you.” may or may not be the actual words, but they are the words History remembers. Bell was not the only person working on inventing a telephone, as…

A Brief History On January 25, 2016, we published an article about The Blood of Pope John Paul II Stolen for Satanic Ritual.  As much out of the mainstream Christian and Catholic faith such idiocy may seem to be, there is an even goofier series of incidents involving body parts and gifts to popes. Digging Deeper Specifically, the coronation of Charlemagne, King of the Franks, as the first Holy Roman Emperor on December 25, 800 by Pope Leo III was a momentous occasion in History and in the history of the Catholic Church.  Charlemagne saw fit to bestow a most…

From the Series Lil’ History Chips One year ago today, on January 25, 2014, an unknown thief or thieves stole a reliquary from an Italian mountainside chapel containing a piece of the bloodied robe Pope John Paul II had been wearing when he had gotten shot during the failed 1981 assassination attempt on his life.  Obviously, if a person or persons were true believers in the Catholic faith, they would not steal such a holy relic because whatever magical properties it might have had would certainly be cancelled by the wrath of God, or at least so you would think. Italian police believed the theft…

A Brief History On January 25, 1971: Idi Amin ousted Milton Obote and seized power in Uganda, starting a reign of terror! Digging Deeper Digging deeper, we find Uganda a former British colony and Amin a former soldier in the British Colonial Army. Continuing his military career as a general in the Ugandan Army, Amin first took over as commander of the Army and then as ruler of Uganda in the 1971 coup.  Characterized by an enormous ego, he promoted himself to Field Marshal while he was at it!  As if naming himself “president for life” and field marshal was…