Browsing: May 1

A Brief History On May 1, 1776, an organization known as The Order of the Illuminati was established in Ingolstadt, Upper Bavaria, founded by German philosopher Johann Adam Weishaupt (1748-1830).  Calling himself “Brother Spartacus,” Weishaupt sought to create a secret society with the express intention of doing good works. Digging Deeper Not to be confused with the mythical and often fictional “Illuminati” that according to urban legend “really” run the world from behind the scenes, Weishaupt’s group was quite real and not so powerful or diabolical as the colloquial understanding of the term. Part of their agenda was to oppose…

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A Brief History On May 1, 305, the Co-Emperors of the Roman Empire, Diocletian and Maximian, teamed up to become the first Roman Emperors to ever resign voluntarily.  As incredibly difficult as it is to have two leaders of the same empire, it is all the more remarkable that both would agree to retire on the same day.  One of their successors, Constantius I, also known as Constantius Chlorus, served only a year before dying and leaving the throne open to whomever could win the ensuing battles. Digging Deeper Diocletian was born in 244 in the Roman Province of Dalmatia,…

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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,…

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A Brief History This article presents a calendar of historical paranormal events that allegedly occurred in May! Digging Deeper On May 5, 1993, 3 innocent 8 year old boys were murdered in West Memphis, Arkansas, the apparent victims of 3 Satan worshipping teenagers. May 13, 1981: The Third Secret of Fátima! May 14, 1878: Last American Witchcraft Trial (You Guessed it, In Salem!) May 23, 2006: Choose Your Own Adventure! May 26, 1896: 10 of the Greatest Horror Stories Question for students (and subscribers): Have you ever experienced anything paranormal in May?  Please let us know in the comments section below this article.…

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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…

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