Browsing: November 26

A Brief History On November 26, 2020, we wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! Digging Deeper Below is a video of various images of Thanksgiving over the years. Question for students (and subscribers): What is something that you are thankful for this year?  Please let us know in the comments section below this article.  As for me, I am thankful for my colleagues, family, friends, students, and subscribers for many reasons. If you liked this article and would like to receive notification of new articles, please feel welcome to subscribe to History and Headlines by liking us on Facebook and…

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A Brief History On November 26, 1983, London’s Heathrow Airport was the scene of one of the most spectacular heists in crime history, an incident referred to as the “Brink’s-Mat Robbery.”  In the warehouse section of the airport called the Heathrow International Trading Estate, thieves made off with gold bullion, cash and diamonds, a haul worth about £87 million (in today’s pounds).  Although 2 of the 6 robbers were caught, little of the gold was ever recovered, leaving the esteemed insurance company, Lloyds of London to foot the bill for the insurance payout. Digging Deeper The enormity and brazenness of…

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A Brief History On November 26, 2018, we once again revisit a subject we have covered twice before (“Dear Santa I Want a Gun for Christmas,” and “Dear Santa I Want a Gun for Christmas, Redux.”).  With so many guns and so little time, anyone interested in history, especially the history of warfare, interested in hunting, interested in competitive shooting, interested in gun collecting, and of course, anyone interested in self-defense would be interested in receiving just the particular firearm they may want for Christmas.  Today we list some of our selections for this year. Digging Deeper 1. Box Magazine…

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A Brief History On November 26, 2015, we ran an article about guns the firearm enthusiast might desperately want for a nice Christmas (or Festivus, or Kwanzaa, or Hanukah, or Winter Solstice) present.  This year we re-examine that list, and this time we do it with an eye toward history.  If you do not intend to actually shoot the gun, there are non-firing replicas available of almost any major military arm you might want. Digging Deeper 1. Black Powder Muzzle Loading Rifle. Many states have a deer hunting season for black powder muzzle loading guns, which can greatly extend your time…

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A Brief History On November 26, 1883, at the age of 86 Sojourner Truth, perhaps the greatest African-American woman advocate of Civil Rights died of natural causes, ending one of if not the greatest life of fighting for African-American rights. Digging Deeper Born a slave in 1797 New York as Isabella Baumfree, Truth grew up speaking only Dutch, and was sold with a flock of sheep for $100 in 1806.  Her new master was cruel and harsh, never hesitating to beat young “Belle” with sticks. Luckily, Belle was again sold in 1808 ($105, inflation it seems), her new owner selling…

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