Browsing: November 8

A Brief History On November 8, 1901, people once again proved that human beings are willing to riot over just about anything.  This time it happened in Greece and was precipitated by the publication of the Gospel of Matthew in a translation from Latin into the modern Greek vernacular (demotic Greek).  Known as “Black Thursday,” November 8, 1901 was the climax of the Gospel Riots and 8 of the rioters were killed.  (We have previously published numerous articles about riots, so if you are interested in checking out some of these ridiculous and sometimes deadly events, please use the search…

A Brief History On November 8, 2018, we take a look at the evolution of gambling in the United States, with the ultimate result of the advent of Online Casino Gambling. (In 1994, Antigua and Barbuda passed the Free Trade & Processing Act, allowing licenses to be granted to organizations applying to open online casinos opening the door to Online Casino Gambling becoming available for Americans.)  Also known as “Internet Casinos” or “Virtual Casinos,” the online variety of casino makes casino style gaming available to almost everyone, even those that cannot travel to casino resorts destinations and even those that…

A Brief History On November 8, 1973, the severed right ear of John Paul Getty III was delivered to a newspaper with a ransom note demanding $3.2 million in return for the kidnapped heir to the Getty fortune.  The 17 year old John III had been living in Rome, Italy, where he was raised by his father, the son of Jean Paul Getty (usually referred to as JP Getty), the oil magnate that amassed a fortune of over $2 billion by the time of his death in 1976. Digging Deeper The younger Getty lived in Rome while his father ran…

A Brief History On November 8, 1923, a World War I decorated disaffected and discontent German veteran led his Nazi Party followers in an unsuccessful coup against the German Wiemar government, an event known to history as The Munich Beer Hall Putsch. The failure of this attempted coup resulted in Adolf Hitler being convicted of treason and sentenced to prison where he wrote his Nazi bible, Mein Kampf. Despite a five year sentence, Hitler served only 9 months in jail and on his release resumed his quest for power at the head of the Nazi Party. Would Hitler and the…

A Brief History On November 8, 1895, German physicist Wihelm Roentgen (or Röntgen) discovered what has become known as X-Rays.  In an experiment with electromagnetic radiation for which he won the 1901 Nobel Prize for Physics (the first ever awarded), Roentgen both produced and detected the electromagnetic rays that were originally named Roentgen Rays in his honor. Digging Deeper Only 2 weeks after discovering X-rays, Roentgen devised a method of taking a picture of the skeleton of his wife’s hand on a coated plate, the first “X-ray” picture in history.  The implications for medical use were apparent and almost immediate. …

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