Browsing: June 21

A Brief History On June 21, 1982, John Warnock Hinckley Jr. was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan in March of 1981.  Hinckley used a firearm in his assassination attempt, a weapon a mentally ill person in the United States is not supposed to be able to purchase or possess.  Hinckley fired a cheap, foreign import .22 LR revolver six times, striking President Reagan with a ricochet, gravely wounding the elderly president.  Also seriously wounded was press secretary Jim Brady, as well as a police officer and a Secret Service agent. …

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A Brief History On June 21, 2018, the Taproom on Main opened in Ashland, Ohio.  One of the neat features of this bar is the food trucks that frequently park just outside of the bar’s entrance.  This article provides a table of all the food trucks that have been parked outside of the Taproom on Main at some time or other. Digging Deeper Question for students (and subscribers): Do you have a favorite food truck?  Please let us know in the comments section below this article. If you liked this article and would like to receive notification of new articles,…

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A Brief History On June 21, 2018, we celebrate the Summer Solstice just like our ancestors, welcoming the season of vacations, swimming pools, fishing, baseball, and barbecues. Another thing we love about Summer are the great songs about this greatest of seasons, or at least featuring “Summer” in the song. We list 10 songs we believe are either iconic as representing the genre of Summer songs or at least among our favorites. Digging Deeper 1. “A Summer Song,” Chad and Jeremy, 1964. Written by Chad Stuart with minor contributions by Jeremy Clyde (and others) this soft and beautiful song is…

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A Brief History On June 21, 2017, a date firmly implanted in the 21st Century people still have not learned to DO WHAT THE POLICE SAY TO DO.  Milwaukee police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown was found not guilty on June 21, 2017 in the fatal shooting of Sylville Smith. Digging Deeper Once again, a police shooting is considered justified after incredibly close and deliberate investigation and trial, and yet people are surprised.  Mr. Smith ran from a traffic stop on August 13, 2016, armed with a handgun.  After a foot chase, Officer Heaggan-Brown shot Smith twice as he tried to jump…

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A Brief History On this day, June 21, 2017, two films featuring titular supernatural females are battling for box office supremacy at the global box office.  As of today, Wonder Woman has grossed an impressive $573.5 million worldwide, while The Mummy has grossed $294 million.  Both films, while their main plot-lines and characters are obviously fictional, nevertheless also include historical settings and personages…well, sort of.  Read on for the movies’ historical (in)accuracy! Digging Deeper First, The Mummy opens in 1127 A.D. with a group of English crusader knights capturing a large ruby from ancient Egypt and later burying it within the tomb of one of their number…

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