Browsing: March 22

A Brief History On March 22, 1960, Scientists Arthur Schawlow and Charles Townes of Bell Labs in New Jersey patented their invention of the LASER, a device that concentrates and focuses visible light that today we find useful in a myriad of applications. Without the laser, we would not have CD’s and DVD’s, BluRay’s and the like. Digging Deeper The theoretical possibility of creating a laser or laser like device was proposed by Albert Einstein in 1917 and other theoretical scientific work contributing to the development of the laser (and its predecessor, the maser) continued throughout the 20th Century. In…

A Brief History On March 22, 2017, John Carroll University’s Paranormal Research Group had the privilege of viewing an early screening of the new science fiction/space/alien movie Life, and despite high expectations we were not disappointed. Digging Deeper Earlier in the week, on Monday, March 20, 2017, we attended an incredibly fun pre-screening party promoting both Life and another upcoming film, CHiPs, at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. Music: http://www.purple-planet.com Then the big day came on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 for our preview screening of Life at a packed Atlas Cinemas Eastgate 10 in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. The film is characterized by an incredibly…

A Brief History On March 22, 1872, the State of Illinois became the first state to enact a law requiring equal treatment of men and women in hiring.  The rest of the United States would not find this Gender Equality under the law until Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Employment Opportunity provision that made it illegal to discriminate in employment hiring based on race, color, national origin, religion or sex.  Note: March is Women’s History Month. Digging Deeper Exactly 100 years after the ground breaking move by Illinois, the United States Congress sent the…

A Brief History On March 22, 1972, the US Supreme Court decided that unmarried Americans were allowed to have sex! Digging Deeper It is hard to imagine that so recently the commonly referred to as liberal state of Massachusetts had a law against distribution of contraceptives except by pharmacists or doctors and then only to married people! The Massachusetts law prohibiting “Crimes against Chastity” was on trial after a lecturer and advocate of population control through contraception purposely violated the law in order to mount the court challenge, known as Eisenstadt v. Baird. At issue was the right of unmarried…

A Brief History Today, we celebrate the sixth month anniversary since the founding of History and Headlines on September 22, 2013.  We now have over 200 articles on our site and so what better way to commemorate these milestones than by digging deeper into the bizarre and sordid history of the leader of a nuclear armed nation possessing more territory than any other country in the world? Digging Deeper 6.  Putin “Stole” Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl Ring In 2005, Robert Kraft, owner of the American football team The Patriots, had the opportunity to meet with Vladimir Putin. During this meeting,…

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