Browsing: May 1

A Brief History On May 1, 2018, we celebrate another Save the Rhino Day by telling you a little about the “Holiday” and a little about Rhinoceroses. (If people asked me, can you speak rhinoceros, I’d say, “Of courserous, can’t you?” from the song, “If I Could Talk to the Animals” an Academy Award winning tune from the 1967 movie, Dr. Dolittle,  music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse.) Digging Deeper Of the 5 species of Rhinoceros alive today, 3 are listed as critically endangered. The Northern sub-species of the White Rhino of Africa may already be extinct in the wild,…

A Brief History This article presents a calendar of historical paranormal events that allegedly occurred in May! Digging Deeper May 13, 1981: The Third Secret of Fátima! May 14, 1878: Last American Witchcraft Trial (You Guessed it, In Salem!) May 19, 2015: Deletionists vs. Creepypastas May 23, 2006: Choose Your Own Adventure! May 26, 1896: 10 of the Greatest Horror Stories If you liked this article and would like to receive notification of new articles, please feel welcome to subscribe to History and Headlines by liking us on Facebook. Your readership is much appreciated! Historical Evidence For more information, please see… Clarke,…

A Brief History On May 1, 1884, catcher Moses Fleetwood Walker signed up to play for the Toledo Blue Stockings of the American Association, a professional baseball league considered a “major league” in existence from 1882 to 1891 and was a rival to the National League. Walker, a black African-American became the first (openly) major league baseball player of African descent over 60 years before Jackie Robinson broke the “color line” in 1947. Digging Deeper The reason why we note the word, “openly,” above, is because at least one other African-American played major league baseball before even Walker (William Edward…

A Brief History On May 1, 1960, CIA employee Gary Powers was flying a reconnaissance mission over the Soviet Union when his high flying top secret U-2 spyplane was shot down by an SA-2 surface to air missile. Digging Deeper In the days before satellite imagery the only way for the US to know what the Soviets were up to was by flying U-2’s over their country. The Lockheed U-2 was designed by legendary airplane designer Clarence “Kelly” Johnson. Johnson had designed the World War II fighter, the P-38 Lightning and later designed America’s first practical jet fighter, the Lockheed…

A Brief History On May 1, 2011, President Barack Obama announced that US Navy SEAL’s had raided the lair of Osama bin Laden, master terrorist, and killed him, finally achieving some justice for the victims of the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.  The Bush administration had failed to find bin Laden despite tough talk and grandiose threats, yet former vice president Dick Cheney among others has opined that President Obama is soft on terrorism.  Here is a list of ridiculous statements about Barack Obama that are either untrue or in terribly poor taste.  What would you…

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