Browsing: May 16

A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on May 16th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On May 16, 218, Elagabalus was proclaimed the true emperor of Rome by his mother and grandmother. On May 16, 1770, the 14 year old Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna of the House Habsburg-Lorraine married Louis-Auguste, Dauphin (heir to the throne) of France, House of Bourbon. On May 16, 1770, the 14 year old Marie Antoinette, future Queen of France, married 15 year…

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A Brief History On May 16, 2023, Americans celebrate National Barbecue Day, something that means different things in different parts of the country. Digging Deeper In Kansas City, barbecue is beef or pork, or even chicken, that is slow roasted with a sauce of tomato and molasses base. Memphis barbecue is normally a dry rub that is cooked long and low, with a smoky finish. Texas barbecue is usually beef slow cooked in a smoker, with a dry rub for seasoning leaving a smoky taste. Carolina barbecue uses pork basted with a vinegar and ketchup type sauce, and slow cooked…

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A Brief History On May 16, 1957, Eliot Ness, former head of the “Untouchables” and former Safety Director of Cleveland, Ohio, died in relative obscurity, unlike the famous character of television and movies. Today we take a quick look at 5 famous lawmen, with the emphasis on “fame” rather than on any particular virtue or value. Digging Deeper Wyatt Earp, Frontier Lawman Wyatt, along with his brothers Virgil and Morgan, gained everlasting fame as the winners of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral in 1881.  Despite his far greater fame, Wyatt was not the main lawman on the scene, as…

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A Brief History Historical drama fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Downton Abbey: A New Era on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 7:00 PM at Cinemark At Valley View and XD in Valley View, Ohio!  For your chance to get a pass, please log on to http://focusfeaturesscreenings.com/DOWNTONHHERA16.  Passes are first-come, first-serve.  The theater is overbooked slightly to ensure a full audience.  Therefore, seating is not guaranteed.  So, please arrive early!  Saving seats for other parties is prohibited. Digging Deeper From award-winning creator Julian Fellowes comes the motion picture event Downton Abbey:…

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A Brief History Science fiction film fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Ohio to see The Vast of Night on Friday, May 15th or Saturday, May 16th, 2020 in Cleveland (Mayfield Road Drive-In Theatre) or Ravenna (Midway Drive-In Theater)!  Showtimes are for a double feature as follows: Vast of Night at 9 PM and then Super 8 at 10:40 PM.  For your chance to get a free pass, please send an email message to admin@historyandheadlines.com.  Please include the following information in your message: your first and last name, your email address, which theater and showtime/date you would like…

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