Browsing: May 21

A Brief History On May 21, 2011, Christian radio broadcaster Harold Camping had predicted that the world as we know it would end, with the return of Jesus Christ and the advent of the “Rapture,” followed by months of fire and brimstone resulting in the destruction of Earth. If you were paying attention on that date, you will note that the end of times did not in fact begin on May 21, 2011! Many people have predicted the end of the world or the end of the world as we know it, and so far, each has been wrong. Today…

A Brief History On May 21, 1924, a pair of well to do college students from the University of Chicago kidnapped and murdered a random 14-year-old boy, just for the thrill of committing murder and getting away with it.  They did not get away with it! Digging Deeper Richard Albert Loeb was the son of a wealthy lawyer that had been a vice president of Sears, a highly intelligent lad that skipped several grades in school, graduating from the University of Michigan at the age of 17.  Despite his intellect, Richard was described as lazy and obsessed with crime and…

A Brief History On May 21, 1932, Amelia Earhart landed her airplane in Northern Ireland, becoming the first woman to fly non-stop solo across the Atlantic Ocean.  Earhart was an aviation pioneer, not just as a woman, but as a pilot, period.  Here we list 10 women who were right at the top of their respective fields.  Which women would you add to the list? Digging Deeper 10. Maya Angelou, Poetry/Literature. Whether you like her style of poetry or not, it cannot be argued that she is on top of her field, having recited her poems at the inauguration of…

A Brief History On may 21, 1936, Sada Abe, a Japanese prostitute, strangled her lover and cut his genitals off, carrying them around in her purse for 3 days before she was caught. She explained to the police that she had tried to have sex with the severed organs but for some reason it just did not work.  Every so often a crime happens that catches the attention of the public because of the brutality or the gruesome nature of the deed.  Here we list 10 of those crimes that make you cringe and squirm. What misdeeds would you include?…

A Brief History On May 21, 1881, Clara Barton established the American Red Cross in Washington, DC.  A nurse, teacher and patent clerk, Barton left the legacy of the Red Cross for all Americans that had no one else to turn to in time of crisis, whether man-made or natural disaster.  Additionally, the Red Cross is instrumental in teaching First Aid and CPR classes as well as gathering and distributing most of the blood supply in the US.  Like Clara Barton, many other women have risen to the top of their profession, sport, or field as a leader for men…

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