Browsing: June 29

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 29, 2017, we take a moment to reflect on the history of boxing, specifically, the history of the big boys, the top dogs, the Kings of the World, the Heavyweight Champions.  On June 28, we discussed former Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson and his bizarre personality, and while he was a pretty good boxer, he does not make this list.  Why only a top 5?  Once you get past the 5, the next 5 are not in serious contention for being Number 1, and we prefer to keep this list only about boxers that our readers…

A Brief History On June 29, 2007, Apple Inc. introduced its iPhone for sale, resulting in massive sales over the next 7 years of over 500 million units.  People love their cell phones, and many act as though they could not live without it.  They certainly have many beneficial uses to society and to the user.  Motor vehicle accidents and other emergencies can be promptly reported, and many drunk drivers are taken off the road after being reported by cell phone.  Here we list 10 not so good uses of cell phones, ones that can get the user or other…

A Brief History On June 29, 2007, Apple Inc. sold the first of 500 million iPhones, the company’s first mobile phone.  Known as a “smart phone,” the iPhone is much more than just a cell phone. Digging Deeper Capable of an incredible array of operations, the iPhone features a touch screen and Wi-Fi, enabling it to connect to the internet and many cellular networks.  There are over 1 million apps available for the iPhone, both from Apple and from third party sources. When holding such a marvelous device it is easy to take it for granted and to think it…

A Brief History On June 29, 1972, the Supreme Court of the United States stunned the nation by ruling in Furman v. Georgia that the death penalty violated the 8th and 14th Amendments.  This decision basically outlawed capital punishment until each state that wanted to reinstate it reworked their laws and procedures to meet Supreme Court guidelines. Digging Deeper It seems that over 200 years of previous experience had not perfected the procedure.  The court found judicial practices so arbitrary and inconsistent that a grossly uneven administration of capital punishment was the result.  So much so, that it constituted cruel and unusual punishment.  In wake…