Browsing: June 7

A Brief History On June 7, 1942, the Battle of Midway ended, changing the balance of power in Pacific.  Afterwards, the Japanese were on the defensive and the allies (mostly Americans) were on the offensive for the rest of the war.  The US Navy has won many great victories, and here we list 10 that we think are among the greatest.  Which victories would you add to the list?  (Note: Army-Navy football games do not count!) Digging Deeper 10. Navy 24- Army 0, 1890. Okay, we lied.  The first Army-Navy football game does count, at least it does to the…

A Brief History Commonly referred to as the best all around player in the NBA, Lebron James is proud of his hometown of Akron, Ohio and is widely known as a product of the Rubber City.  What you may not know, is that his arch nemesis of the past two seasons, the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry is also from Akron, born 3 years after James in the same hospital!  The two players have so many records and accolades we cannot even include them all here. Digging Deeper The Warriors beat an injury riddled Cleveland Cavaliers team for the 2014-2015…

A Brief History On June 7, 1892, Homer Plessy, an African-American, was arrested for refusing to vacate his seat in a “Whites Only” railroad car.  His case went to the Supreme Court of the United States, where a 7-1 majority ruled against Plessy, and upheld segregation laws in states that had them, as long as the “separate but equal” rule was followed. (Ferguson was the lower court judge that ruled against Plessy.) Digging Deeper This concept of separate but equal was thus the law of the land until the 1954 Supreme Court case, Brown vs. Board of Education, and much…