Browsing: March 8

A Brief History On March 8, 1917, the United States Senate voted to adopt a procedure designed to limit the maddening practice of filibuster in Senate proceedings, a practice called cloture, or colloquially “the guillotine!”  The rule was overwhelmingly approved by the Senate, with a vote of 76 for the measure and only 3 votes against adopting cloture.  Perhaps you have heard of this term many times in recent years as the US Senate battles through tough times for bi-partisan actions and neither side having a clear majority. Digging Deeper As you may note from the date of the adoption…

A Brief History On March 8, 2017, a Boeing 777 jet airliner flying from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to Beijing, China, disappeared from radar screens and has not been seen or heard from since, despite incredibly large and extensive search efforts.  A total of 227 passengers and 12 crew members vanished from the face of the Earth and grieving relatives want to know why. Digging Deeper While it is true that airplanes have “disappeared” often enough over the course of aviation history, with some highly noted cases such as that of Amelia Earhart (1937) and of course the infamous “Bermuda…

A Brief History On March 8, 1782, people once again proved how hate can lead to innocent lives began violently taken when Ninety-six Native Americans were massacred at Gnadenhutten, Ohio, the first European settlement in Ohio.  The Native Americans killed were actually fellow settlers with the German Americans that founded the town, followers of the Moravian faith, White and Native people living together with a common religion for a common purpose.  So why were the Delaware Indians (also called Leni Lenape) killed by the rampaging Pennsylvania militia that carried out the massacre?  Because of raids committed against White settlements by…

A Brief History On March 8, 1862, during the American Civil War, perhaps the most important naval battle of the war began, a battle that would see the first clash of ironclad or armored warships. The ironclad Confederate States Ship, CSS Virginia set about to break the Union blockade of the Chesapeake Bay anchorage of Norfolk, Virginia by successfully attacking the wooden US Navy ships on blockade duty, with the Union ironclad USS Monitor responding to face the Virginia the next day. Digging Deeper Union strategy for winning the Civil War centered on a blockade of the South, the Anaconda…

A Brief History John Carroll University students who are drama thriller film fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Thoroughbreds on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland Heights, Ohio!  For your chance to get a pass, log on to FocusFeaturesScreenings.com and enter code MZTB72901.  Passes are limited and seating is first-come, first-served and not guaranteed.  Please arrive early to increase chance of entry. Digging Deeper   In Thoroughbreds, childhood friends Lily and Amanda reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart.  Lily has turned into a polished, upper-class teenager, with…

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