Browsing: March 1

A Brief History On March 1, 1790, the first census in the history of the United States was authorized, with some interesting results. Article One of the US Constitution mandates that a census be taken every 10 years, an important task since allocation of representatives to Congress and allocation of funds and other things are based where the population is currently living. The most recent census was compiled in 2010 and presents an interesting comparison to the 1790 results. Digging Deeper The census has taken on a certain amount of resistance from conspiracy theorists, including the move of the Census…

A Brief History On March 1, 1953, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin suffered an alleged stroke that led to his death on March 5, 1953 at the age of 74.  Although the official reason the brutal dictator died was a common medical malady, high blood pressure leading to a cerebral hemorrhage complicated by a stomach hemorrhage as well, speculation that he may have been murdered persists to this day. Digging Deeper Born Ioseb Jughashvilli in Gori, Georgia of the Russian Empire in 1878, Stalin became involved with the revolutionary communist movement that eventually overthrew the Czar and established the Union of…

A Brief History Earlier today, you read about “Old Bacon Face” being acquitted, well, here are the top 10 famous acquittals! Digging Deeper 10. John Hinckley (1981) The man who attempted an assassination of President Reagan was Obsessed with actress Jodie Foster.  Hinckley tried to kill the president in order to get her attention.  Although found not guilty by reason of insanity, he will probably be in psychiatric custody for life.  This case spurred debate over the insanity defense. 9. Lorena Bobbit (1993) This woman cut her husband’s penis off, and then fled with the severed member, later throwing it…

A Brief History On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, voters in nearly a dozen U.S. states vote in their states’ Democratic and Republican primaries to choose their parties’ candidates for the next U.S. president to replace out-going President Barack Obama. Digging Deeper Unfortunately, those running this year have serious flaws that ultimately make voters’ decisions a classic case of choosing the lesser of…well, “evil”, may be too harsh a term and we do not seriously think the candidates are necessarily “evil”, but they do make feeling enthusiastic about any of them quite difficult. You may find these maps helpful for determining…

A Brief History On March 1, 1805, the United States government was reeling from a never to be repeated political power play! Digging Deeper Digging deeper, we find Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase acquitted by the US Senate at the conclusion of his impeachment trial.  No Supreme Court justice had been impeached before nor has any since. Samuel Chase, appointed by George Washington to the Supreme Court, was known as “Old Bacon Face” back in his law practicing days in Maryland. Apparently his views on the way the US should be governed differed from the opinions of President Thomas Jefferson…

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