Browsing: June 17

A Brief History On June 17, 2018, we take the opportunity to discuss some new developments regarding events that either happened this month or that reached the news in the past couple weeks. The worst incident to report was the death of 2 Kansas City, Kansas sheriff’s deputies at the hands of a career criminal and murderer. Other events include the ongoing Russia probe and the status of racial discrimination and sexual misconduct claims.  Today (June 17, 2018), a reported drunken driver in Washington (state) apparently used a pistol to make at least a few attempts at car jacking people…

A Brief History On June 17, 2015 a white racist, Dylann Storm Roof, age 21, shot and killed 9 African-Americans and injured another that were attending a prayer session in a South Carolina church.  Included among the dead was the Pastor and a State Senator. Digging Deeper Roof, a loser that had failed at least one grade and dropped out of high school was described by his family as playing video games and taking drugs.  A web site was found to be hosted by Roof called The Last Rhodesian containing white supremacist and anti-African-American sentiments.  Roof had posted a rambling…

A Brief History This article provides a timeline in the life of Vlad the Impaler and his “rebirth” as the Dracula of modern popular culture! Digging Deeper On June 17, 1462, Vlad Tepes, also known as Vlad III The Impaler, or simply Dracula, conducted a night raid against his Turkish enemy, Mehmed II who had invaded Vlad’s land of Wallachia (part of modern Romania). On November 26, 1476, Vlad the Impaler declared his third reign as ruler of Wallachia. On May 26, 1896, Bram Stoker’s horror novel, Dracula, was published.   On October 5 and 7, 2017, Kent State University at Stark’s History Club and…

A Brief History On June 17, 1462, Vlad Tepes, also known as Vlad III The Impaler, or simply Dracula, conducted a night raid against his Turkish enemy, Mehmed II who had invaded Vlad’s land of Wallachia (Romania). Digging Deeper The name Dracula was given to Vlad meaning the “son of Dracul” as his father was known.  (Dracul means dragon in Romanian.)  Being known as The Impaler was a moniker earned all by Vlad himself, after the fashion in which he forcibly sat his enemies onto large spikes planted in the ground, pointy side up. Mehmed II had invaded Wallachia because Vlad had failed to pay tribute (taxes…

A Brief History On June 17, 1932, 17,000 United States military veterans of World War I and 25,000 of their friends and family gathered in Washington, D.C. to demand early payment of their service certificate war bonuses.  Although the bonuses were not due to be paid until 1945, the Great Depression had hit the United States and these veterans were floundering financially.  General Douglas MacArthur, chief of staff of the Army, personally led US troops to forcibly drive away his fellow veterans, even though future 5 star general and president, Maj. Dwight Eisenhower (serving as an aide to MacArthur) counseled…

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