Browsing: March 15

A Brief History On March 15, 44 BC, the Dictator of the Roman Republic (contrary to popular belief, he was not the Emperor, as that post did not exist at this time), Gaius Julius Caesar, was assassinated by Roman senators and political rivals (as many as 60 of them!), brutally stabbed to death. Prior to his assassination, Caesar is said to have been warned by a seer that he would be assassinated not later than “The Ides of March,” what the Romans called March 15th. Since then, we have frequently heard the cautionary phrase, “Beware the Ides of March,” and…

A Brief History Below is the complete roster for the hit video game EA Sports UFC 2 (2016) as the roster originally appeared on Wikipedia prior to its removal by electronic book burners.  It is reproduced here per the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License. Digging Deeper Heavyweight Fabricio Werdum Cain Velasquez Junior dos Santos Stipe Miocic Mike Tyson[LHW] DLC Bas Rutten[LHW] DLC Alistair Overeem Andrei Arlovski Travis Browne Ben Rothwell Josh Barnett Mark Hunt Roy Nelson Mirko Cro Cop Mark Coleman Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira Antonio Silva Derrick Lewis Frank Mir Stefan Struve Ruslan Magomedov Matt Mitrione Jared Rosholt Todd Duffee Pat Barry Gabriel Gonzaga Shawn…

A Brief History On March 15 and 16, 1952, over a 24 hour period the most rain ever recorded in a 24 hour period fell on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, on the area known as Cilaos.  An unbelievable 73 inches of the wet stuff fell on Cilaos,  a commune first settled by escaped Malagasy slaves known as “Black-Browns.” Digging Deeper Apparently slaves in that area of the world were referred to as “Browns,” and runaway slaves (I prefer the term, escaped slaves) were called “Black-Browns.”  Believing themselves safe on the highest ground of the island, these people were…

A Brief History On March 15, 2017, one of the hotly debated subjects in the news is a video released by an amateur film maker made from edited surveillance tapes of the store allegedly robbed by 18 year old Black man Michael Brown shortly before Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer. Digging Deeper If you recall, the Brown case became international news and spawned the false narrative, “Hands up, don’t shoot.”  Brown was walking down the middle of the street in August of 2014 when he was approached by an officer in a cruiser.  Brown…

A Brief History On March 15, 2016, American voters in the Presidential nomination process have a huge (“yoooooge!”) day on March 15 when voters go to the polls in extremely important states such as Ohio, Florida, and Illinois (as well as Missouri and North Carolina, also important states).  The elections held on this day may well be decisive in determining who exactly the party nominees are for the Democrats and Republicans. Digging Deeper Ohio, although not the biggest state, is known as a “swing state” that could easily go for the candidate from either party, and thus becomes critical in…

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