Browsing: July 14

A Brief History On July 14, 1938, Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. defied death and danger by flying his Lockheed 14 Super Electra around the world in a record time of 81 hours. Despite his great wealth, Hughes flew as a test pilot on airplanes under development and in record setting attempts, risking his wealthy life in the process. Throughout history there have been rich people that take seemingly unnecessary chances with their lives either for the thrill of the event or because they are doing what they love. Today we list some of those risk taking wealthy dare devils. Who…

A Brief History On July 14, 1789, Scottish explorer Sir Alexander Mackenzie finally reached the mouth of the river named after him, a failed attempt to find a route to the Pacific Ocean.  The Mackenzie River is the longest river in Canada, and is the second longest North American river system (to the Mississippi), flowing for 1080 miles into the Arctic Ocean.  Here we list 10 North American Rivers Named After a Person.  Since most rivers are not named after people, those that are drop off considerably in size/length after those listed here.  What rivers would you add to the…

A Brief History On the evening of 14 July 2016, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, an African-born Islamist immigrant to France, deliberately drove a 19-tonne cargo truck into crowds celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France killing 84 people and injuring more than 300.  Bouhlel was then shot and killed by hero police.  Due to his high number of victims, Bouhlel is unquestionably the most despicable scumbag of the year so far. Digging Deeper This loser was a Tunisian living in Nice, France and at age 31 was divorced with 3 kids.  According to his father, Mohamed was not religious, but had been…

A Brief History On July 14, 2004, Robert Novak of the Washington Post exercised irresponsible journalistic ethics by publishing an article outing Valerie Plame as a CIA operative. Digging Deeper Plame was the wife of Ambassador Joseph Wilson, a career diplomat that had been the US Ambassador to a few minor countries and had served other diplomatic roles.  Plame, who was already a CIA agent when she married Wilson, was used to good advantage by the CIA with her husband providing diplomatic cover. All that changed when Wilson angered the administration of George W. Bush by publicly opposing the expected invasion of…

A Brief History On July 14, 1933, the Nazi Party that had just taken power in Germany began a program of eugenics with their institution of The Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring.  This law demanded the sterilization of any person deemed to have a genetic disorder. Digging Deeper The alleged goal of the this program was a purification of the gene pool, with allowing genetically “fit” people to reproduce abundantly without their children having to compete for valuable resources with genetically inferior children.  Achieving this goal would theoretically make the German people and thus the German state…

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