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A Brief History On July 18, 1984, hungry customers of the San Ysidro, California McDonald’s got more than they expected when a gunman began shooting people.  (San Ysidro neighborhood of San Diego.) Digging Deeper In yet another case of the mental health system failing the patient and the public, 41 year old James Huberty was feeling as if he needed mental help, and his wife suspected he may have been mentally ill.  Huberty called a local mental health facility and was promised a prompt call back, but when he had waited for hours beside the phone and no return call…

A Brief History On February 23, 1896, dentists all over the world must have felt the Earth shake, for on that day the Tootsie Roll was introduced.  A delicious, chocolate-flavored candy roll similar to but not quite like caramel or taffy, these obviously popular treats have been around for well over 100 years now.  Here the author lists 10 of the greatest candies of all time according to his own observations.  Feel free to nominate any other treats you think should be on this list.  How could I not list pecan turtles?  What was I thinking?  (Stay tuned for a list…

A Brief History On January 10, 49 B.C., Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon River as he marched toward the city of Rome with his legions.  Since it was forbidden to cross the Rubicon with an army, it was seen as a threat to the Republic, and by doing so, Caesar made a bold statement about his intentions to seize power.  Ever since, when we say someone has “crossed the Rubicon,” we are talking about someone who has taken a fateful and irreversible step, such as when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Digging Deeper The Romans also gave us the Latin jacta alia est which translates into “the…

A Brief History Many of our readers are probably preparing for their Halloween parties this weekend.  As such, we have some recommendations for fun and interesting drinks to share with fellow revelers on October 31st!  The items featured in this article are non-alcoholic because we here at History and Headlines want your fun time to be safe as well. Digging Deeper First off, the millions of Harry Potter fans around the world will surely appreciate Pumpkin Juice. Universal Studios sells this “spicy sweet pumpkin beverage…attractively packaged with a removable, reusable pumpkin cap cover” on their official website. Speaking of witchcraft and wizardry, another…

A Brief History On October 3, 1964, the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York first served Buffalo Wings.  Most people, like many of us here at History and Headlines, celebrate this day as one of the greatest days in Food History, and some of us even made a pilgrimage to the Anchor Bar to eat the original hot wings.  Of course, there are also people who refuse to believe that others eat Buffalo Wings, especially the extra extra hot ones.  Just as with art, one person’s likes and preferences are not necessarily shared by the next person. Back on July 5, 2014,…

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