Browsing: July 29

A Brief History On July 20, 1973, British race car driver Roger Williamson met his death when his Formula 1 race car crashed at the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort Circuit in the Netherlands. The 25 year old 2 time British Formula 3 champion was trapped under his flipped car, not seriously hurt from the crash, but was burned to death as the car was engulfed in flames. We wrote about that crash in our July 29 article, “10 Famous Car Wrecks” and followed that article with “5 More Famous Car Wrecks.” Today we look at another 5 famous/infamous car…

A Brief History On July 29, 1998, Caesars Windsor opened in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.  It is one of four casinos in the Detroit–Windsor area.  Playing casino games is an activity that holds a timeless appeal.  Placing chips on the roulette table or getting 21 at blackjack is unlikely to ever lose its thrill. Yet, how have casinos changed in recent years? There have been some big changes in this industry. The following are a few of the important advances that have taken place in the casino industry in Canada you should know about. “Casino Royale” (CC BY 2.0) by Prayitno / Thank you…

A Brief History On July 29, 1973, British race car driver Roger Williamson met his death when his Formula 1race car crashed at the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort Circuit in the Netherlands.  The 25 year old 2 time British Formula 3 champion was trapped under his flipped car, not seriously hurt from the crash, but was burned to death as the car was engulfed in flames.  We wrote about that crash in our July 29 article, “10 Famous Car Wrecks”.  Today we look at another 5 famous/infamous car crashes that you may find interesting. Digging Deeper 1.  Tiger Woods, November…

A Brief History On July 29, 1976, the homicidal lunatic known to the tabloid press as “Son of Sam” murdered his first victim and wounded another in the first of 8 shooting attacks by David Berkowitz of New York City. Digging Deeper Berkowitz, also called “The .44 Caliber Killer” because his murder weapon was a “Bulldog” revolver in .44 Special caliber, eventually killed 6 people and wounded another 7 in the 8 attacks that spanned about a year.  During his spree, he left messages taunting the police and telling of being told by a “demon” to commit the crimes. The…

A Brief History On July 29, 1565, Mary, Queen of Scots, married her first cousin Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley. In her case, the only thing advantageous about this marriage, was that it ensured that the Scottish throne stay under the control of the House of Stuart by keeping it in the family so to say. Other that that, except for producing a son to carry on the lineage, the marriage was a complete disaster. Digging Deeper First cousins are defined as cousins who share at least one grandparent. Marriages between first cousins have taken place throughout history in both royal houses…

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