Browsing: May 31

A Brief History On May 31, 2018, we look back on a month of jerks and heroes to recognize both types of people that have come to our attention. Today we name our Jerks of the Month, but also to flip the coin and recognize our Heroes of the Month as well. Who would you add to either side of the list? Digging Deeper 1. Jerk. Sterling Brown, parking violator. A 6 foot 6 inch NBA basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks, Brown got the attention of the police when he parked across 2 handicap parking spots. When being issued…

A Brief History Action comedy film fans of John Carroll University, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Action Point on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Regal Great Northern Mall Stadium 10 + RPX in North Olmsted, Ohio!  Please visit this link for the chance to download a pass.   Passes are limited and seating is first-come, first-served and not guaranteed.  Please arrive early to increase your chance of entry. Digging Deeper   In Action Point, D.C. is the crackpot owner of Action Point, a low-rent, out-of-control amusement park where the rides are designed with minimum…

A Brief History On May 31, 1866, Irish nationalists known as Fenian Brotherhood invaded Canada in an attempt to force Britain into granting Ireland independence. This invasion was not the first raid into Canada by the Fenians, an American based Irish Republican group, nor would it be the last, with raids starting in April of 1866 and continuing until 1871. Digging Deeper As many as 10,000 Irish Americans were involved in the Fenian movement, a movement motivated by the British crushing of the Irish Independence movement in 1865. Those Fenians involved with the raids were mostly battle hardened veterans of…

A Brief History On May 31, 1962, the nation of Israel hanged Nazi Holocaust organizer Adolf Eichmann, one of history’s most evil people, for war crimes.  Eichmann had been living in Buenos Aires, Argentina and living the good life as a Mercedes-Benz supervisor until he was kidnapped by Israeli secret agents. Digging Deeper During World War II Eichmann had joined the SD (Security Service) and worked as the head of “Jewish Affairs” coercing Jews into leaving Germany or facing relocation to Jewish “ghettos.”  In 1941, the German “solution” to the “Jewish problem” was to move Jews to extermination camps and…

A Brief History On May 31, 455, Western Roman Emperor Petronius Maximus was stoned to death by an angry mob.  Back on April 27 of this year History and Headlines featured “10 World Leaders That Met Gruesome Deaths.”  We teased about a sequel and here it is, 10 more leaders that did not end well.  Are there even more?  Tell us who else belongs on this list. Digging Deeper 10. Petronius Maximus, 455. Not a particularly good guy himself, Maximus was involved in the murders of other Roman leaders including the previous emperor, Valentinian III, in order to take the…

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