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A Brief History On April 17, 2018, the Nation and the media were abuzz with the story of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, a Boeing 737 (the most popular jetliner in the world) that suffered a catastrophic engine failure resulting in a piece of the Port side engine breaking a window and causing a hapless female passenger to get sucked halfway out of the plane. Although other passengers pulled the lady back into the cabin, she later died of her injuries. It has happened before! Digging Deeper The passenger sucked out of her seat on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 (the aircraft…

A Brief History On March 24, 2015, we more or less found out the answer to the question, “What if your pilot (or co-pilot) hijacks your airliner?” In this case, he dies, along with all 150 people on board the airliner! In this terrifying scenario come to life, co-pilot Andreas Lubitz flew Germanwings Flight 9525 into the French Alps, the first fatal plane crash in the airline’s 18 year history to that point. Digging Deeper The Airbus 320-211 had taken off from Barcelona, Spain, headed for Dusseldorf, Germany, an economical air trip on an airline owned by Lufthansa as a…

A Brief History On December 9, 1996, Casino Niagara opened in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.  Many people in Canada have had their lives changed by striking it lucky in a casino.  Over the years, a number of lucky Canadians have turned a small bet into a million dollar win in a few seconds. Clearly, not everyone can be this lucky; however, it is good to feel inspired by finding out how other people have won a fortune. The following are some of the biggest Canadian casino wins in history. “money i’ll never spend” (CC BY 2.0) by brian.ch Digging Deeper Mega Moolah Makes Another…

A Brief History On July 29, 1998, Caesars Windsor opened in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.  It is one of four casinos in the Detroit–Windsor area.  Playing casino games is an activity that holds a timeless appeal.  Placing chips on the roulette table or getting 21 at blackjack is unlikely to ever lose its thrill. Yet, how have casinos changed in recent years? There have been some big changes in this industry. The following are a few of the important advances that have taken place in the casino industry in Canada you should know about. “Casino Royale” (CC BY 2.0) by Prayitno / Thank you…

A Brief History On February 16, 1968, the first emergency 9-1-1 (we prefer 911) system was put into service in Haleyville, Alabama, a town of about 4100 people. Part of the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) of telephone numbering systems, 911 is a rapid way for people to dial the police or emergency rescue services such as fire fighting or ambulance service. Covering the United States and Canada, 911 service is available in about 98% of all locations in these 2 countries. Digging Deeper In addition to connecting the caller with an emergency dispatcher, about 96% of the United States…

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