Browsing: January 8

A Brief History On January 8, 2005, the United States Navy, normally pretty safe drivers of large grey boats, managed another one of those “Naval Oops Moments” we keep writing about when the nuclear powered submarine, USS San Francisco (SSN-711) (Los Angeles Class attack sub), managed to collide at full speed with an underwater mountain off the coast of Guam in the Pacific Ocean.  Operating at a depth of 525 and sailing at flank (maximum, but classified) speed, it is a true testament to the brilliance of the designers and builders of the sub that the boat and its crew were…

A Brief History On January 8, 2018, we look back to only one day ago, yesterday, when we listed 10 of the Jerks of the Year for 2017.  We quickly realized that our list was not long enough!  So today, we list 10 MORE Jerks of the Year for 2017.  Please add your own nominees to the list. Digging Deeper 1. Madonna, singer/revolutionary. While women across the US were getting all upset over Donald Trump becoming President, Madonna made a rash remark about blowing up the White House, a terribly poor choice of remarks.  (Dishonorable mention: Meryl Streep who foolishly dissed…

A Brief History On January 8, 2004, the largest passenger ocean liner ever built was christened the RMS Queen Mary 2.  Christened by the granddaughter of Queen Mary (of Teck, consort of King George V), the current Queen Elizabeth II, the ship is named “2” after the first RMS Queen Mary (1936-1967) that served the White Star Line and then the Cunard Line before becoming a tourist attraction in Long Beach, California. Digging Deeper Owned by Carnival Cruise Lines and operated by Cunard Lines, the massive vessel stretches 1132 feet long and has a beam of 135 feet (waterline).  Towering…

A Brief History On January 8, 1981, a close encounter with a UFO left actual physical evidence!  That incident is but one of several possible signs of the existence of alien life! Digging Deeper If you liked this article and would like to receive notification of new articles, please feel welcome to subscribe to History and Headlines by entering your email address at the top right of this page or like us on Facebook. For more videos by Deburke321, please visit his channel on YouTube and his page on Facebook.  He posts new top tens every week! Your readership is…

A Brief History On January 8, 1935, Elvis Aron Presley, the King of Rock and Roll was born in Mississippi.  Major Dan once spent 3 weeks in Mississippi, and was born on January 7.  Elvis had dark hair,  Dan likewise.  Both liked jelly donuts and peanut butter, not to mention cheeseburgers.  Alas, both estimable gentlemen were slightly overweight, but not as young men. Digging Deeper Elvis was born to a Christian family, the good Major was born into a Christian family.  The King was heterosexual, and most people think Major Dan is, too.  Long sideburns were once a trademark of both…

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