Browsing: June 23

A Brief History On June 23, 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…

A Brief History On Thursday, June 23, 2016, the voters in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) voted to leave the European Union, throwing the economies of the UK, Europe, Asia, and the United States into a tail spin.  Voters were warned of grave consequences (travel inconvenience and economic) if they voted to leave, but the movement calling itself “Brexit” (Britain-Exit) successfully won the referendum to ditch Britain’s part in the EU. Digging Deeper US stocks fell sharply with the news, over 600 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average.  Other markets around the world suffered more…

A Brief History This article provides a chronological timeline of some of the more intriguing moments in baseball history!  Please click on the date to learn more about that particular incident. Digging Deeper On February 2, 1876, the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs was founded, replacing the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players, which had been founded in 1871 as a replacement itself for the National Association of Base Ball Players (note no mention of “professional”) which operated from 1869 to 1871. On May 1, 1884, catcher Moses Fleetwood Walker signed up to play for the Toledo Blue Stockings of…

A Brief History On June 23, 1917, Boston Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth pitched to only one batter, walking him,  before he was ejected from the game for punching the umpire.  Pitcher Ernie Shore was brought in to complete the game against the Senators.  The base runner was thrown out trying to steal second base, and Shore retired the next 26 batters, completing a no-hitter between himself and Ruth, probably the most bizarre no-hitter in baseball history.  Here we list 10 bizarre baseball incidents.  Which ones would you add? Digging Deeper 10.  Bill Buckner Error, 1986. Buckner was a good baseball player,…

A Brief History On June 23, 1973, British serial arsonist and murderer, Bruce George Peter Lee started a fire that killed a 6 year old boy, his first known victim.  The fire, like the next 9 that followed was ruled accidental after investigations, and was not found to be arson and murder until Lee confessed after being caught for an 11th fire. Digging Deeper Born Peter Dinsdale in 1960, he had changed his name to Lee in honor of martial arts actor Bruce Lee.  The son of a prostitute, Lee was born with a birth defect that left him lame…

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