Browsing: May 25

A Brief History On May 25, 1977, the blockbuster movie, Star Wars, premiered.  Spawning 2 sequels and 3 prequels, Star Wars has had tremendous cultural impact, with Geek Pride Day celebrated on every May 25th (since 2006) as part of its legacy.  There is even a religious movement called Jedism. In the 100 plus years of motion pictures, some films have transcended mere entertainment and have influenced society as well as spawning successful sequels.  Here we list 10 of the movies we think are most influential, on American culture, not just on the film industry. Digging Deeper 10. Roots, 1977.…

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A Brief History On May 25, 1738, a treaty was finally signed, ending the war between Maryland and Pennsylvania known as The Conojocular War, or Cresap’s War. Digging Deeper The war had started in 1730 over boundary disputes, and escalated over the next few years to the point where military forces became involved in 1736 and 1737. The treaty, ordered by King George II, had ended the shooting war, but the boundary dispute lasted all the way until 1767 when the Mason-Dixon Line became recognized as the boundary. The colonial governments of Pennsylvania and Maryland became embroiled in the dispute…

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A Brief History On May 25, 1521, the famous imperial general assembly known as the Diet of Worms was concluded by the Edict of Worms, an order by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V that declared the Protestant reformer Martin Luther an outlaw.  Worms, Germany is not the only place with a name that sounds “funny” in English, and here we list 10 such places.  Stay tuned for sequel lists as there are many more! Digging Deeper 10. Worms, Germany.  Through the years, this city of 80,000 people has been the scene of many “diets.”  Not gatherings where slimy annelids were feasted on,…

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