Browsing: May 22

A Brief History On May 22, 1990, U.S. Patent 4,927,855 was issued to Laboratoire L. Lafon, covering the chemical compound modafinil, a medication to treat sleepiness due to narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder, or obstructive sleep apnea.  Most people focus a lot on their physical health and forget about the mental health.  This approach is one wrong move and that is why you find so many people today, having mental issues due stress and pressure from work. One thing you need to know is that your mental health is as important as your physical health. In fact, it is more crucial because your brain is…

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A Brief History On May 22, 1856, Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina had had it!  After hearing an anti-slavery speech delivered by Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner, including invective against Brooks’ cousin, the Senator from South Carolina, Andrew Butler, Brooks met up with Sumner in the hallway outside of the Senate and proceeded to beat the hapless Senator with the congressman’s cane.  Brooks beat Sumner so severely, the injured legislator nearly died. Digging Deeper Brooks, a Democrat, as were most Southerners at the time, had pounded Sumner, a Republican, the party that seemed to represent the greatest threat to the…

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A Brief History Comedy film fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Booksmart on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:30 PM at Cinemark At Valley View & XD in Valley View, Ohio!  For your chance to get a pass, please log on to AnnapurnaScreenings.com and enter code: BookHH3827.  The pass is valid for up to two seats.  Seating is first-come, first-served and is not guaranteed.  Saving seats for other parties is prohibited. Digging Deeper Booksmart follows two graduating high school girls who set out to finally break the rules and party on their last…

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A Brief History On May 22, 1176, The Hashshashin (Assassins) made an attempt on the life of Saladin, the First Sultan of Egypt and Syria. The attempt failed, and Saladin, a Kurd and a Sunni Muslim, continued his reign until his death in 1193 of fever at the age of 56. Kurdish by ethnicity, Saladin was the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty and ruled what is now Egypt, Syria and Yemen along with the West coast of the Saudi Arabian Peninsula and Upper Mesopotamia (parts of Northern Iraq, Northeast Syria and Southern Turkey). Saladin is probably the best known person…

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A Brief History On May 22, 2015, voters in Ireland passed a referendum legalizing same sex marriage. Digging Deeper With the passage of the Thirty Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of Ireland, the land of Shamrocks and Leprechauns became the first country in the world to legalize same sex (Gay) marriage by a direct vote of the people (referendum), meaning gay people have every right to be as miserable as everyone else!  (Kidding!) The gay marriage referendum passed with a 62.07% for and 37.03 against vote.  Turnout for the election was only 60% of registered voters, but that actually compares…

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