Browsing: June

A Brief History On June 13, 1956, Real Madrid defeated Reims 4–3 in the final of the 1955–56 European Cup at Parc des Princes, Paris.   After many years of planning, the European Cup took place for the first time at the beginning of the 1955 football season. It was inspired by the South American Championship of Champions, which had been a regular fixture since 1948 and the top teams from each European country were invited to participate. There were 16 participants in total with competitors including Hibernian, Servette, Anderlecht, Stade de Reims and Real Madrid – the latter two made…

A Brief History On June 30, 2018, it is once again our sad duty to report the Jerks and our glad duty to report the Heroes of the Month. These jerks may not be lifelong career jerks, they might just have had a moment’s weakness or failure of their moral compass. Or of course, they might be jerks all the time. You decide! The heroes may be someone that is not normally heroic, but deserves mention for a specific deed. The jerks and heroes we list have done something in June of 2018 or previously that became news in June of…

A Brief History On June 29, 1974, we mark the first time in World History that a woman became President of any country in the world. Sure, there have been Queens and Prime Ministers, but Isabel Peron, the third wife of former President of Argentina Juan Peron, is the first lady to have the title “President” of any country, in this case, Argentina. On top of the distinction of achieving a “first” for women, Isabel was only 33 years old when she was sworn in as president, too young to even run for president in the United States. Digging Deeper…

A Brief History On June 28, 2018, we review the second Sicario movie starring Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, which premiers across the United States on June 29, 2018. The first thing we want to say is that it is not necessary to see the first film, Sicario (2015) with the same stars (plus Emily Blunt) to completely enjoy Soldado. The new movie easily stands on its own, although we did love the first one and recommend it highly. The films cover the violent and depressing situation of brutal Mexican drug cartels and the…

A Brief History On June 27, 1985, US Route 66, known as “The Main Street of America,” was officially taken off the list of US highways. Established in 1926, it was the main road from Chicago to Los Angeles (Santa Monica). Spawning a hit song (by Nat “King” Cole) and a hit television series, this route was the American highway, at least until superseded by the Interstate Highway System. It survives (barely) today in pieces as “State Route 66” in some states and as stretches of a “National Scenic Byway.” We previously discussed “10 Iconic American Things You Do Not…

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