Browsing: March 7

A Brief History On March 7, 2018, we again examine some of the “gun violence” epidemic claims and “gun control” issues facing the nation, especially in light of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida in which 17 people were killed at a local high school by a 19 year old ex-student. (See our article from March 7, 2016, Gun Control Rhetoric Gets Silly.) Rhetoric from the “gun grabbers” and the “gun nuts” (names the 2 opposing sides call each other) came hot and heavy, with the issue clouded by contradictory statements by President Trump. Further muddying the guns and…

A Brief History On March 7, 2017, we at History and Headlines along with members of John Carroll University’s Paranormal Research Group were privileged to preview the major motion picture Kong: Skull Island.  Based on the monster from the 1933 film, King Kong and another re-imagining of the story on the lines of the 1976 and 2005 remakes, this one has a refreshing new twist to the story, let alone superior filming and special effects.  The movie works!  We had high expectations and were not disappointed! Digging Deeper The casting is superb, the acting is good, and the CGI special effects are…

A Brief History On March 7, 321, Roman Emperor Constantine I decreed that dies Solis Invicti (‘sun-day,’ or Day of Sol Invictus, Roman God of the Sun) would be the Roman day of rest throughout the Roman Empire. Digging Deeper Constantine I became Emperor in 306 AD upon the death of his father, the reigning Emperor of the Western Roman Empire, Constantius I.  Constantine had somewhere along the way adopted the Christianity practiced by his mother, Helena, though History is not clear exactly when this conversion took place.  In 313, Constantine had removed all penalties for practicing Christianity and restored…

A Brief History Last night’s Democratic Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders touched upon an inflammatory topic when the assertion was made by Clinton that we are experiencing “an epidemic” of mass shootings.  Apparently, Presidential candidates and other politicians consistently ignore the trend of the past decade or so that murders and shootings are actually declining in the United States.  The remarkable thing is that this decrease in violent crime is in the face of a massive increase in gun sales that began during the Bill Clinton administration when gun enthusiasts began stockpiling guns of all types, especially…

A Brief History Earlier today, we covered a notable incident during World War II that later inspired a major motion picture.  Here we present another of our popular companion lists for this entry… Digging Deeper 10. Das Boot (1981) Perhaps the best submarine movie ever made, the perspective of a U-Boat crew is captured with realism not found in prior war movies prior.  The miserable conditions on the boat and the prospect of drowning are ever-present.  In German with English subtitles gives the best feel for what the crew is saying, but the film is also available in dubbed English…

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