Browsing: October 23

A Brief History On October 23, 1982, Cochise County, Arizona, law enforcement Sheriff’s deputies attempted to serve 3 arrest warrants at the Christ Miracle Healing Center and Church, the headquarters of a cult that had its origins in Mississippi.  In the ensuing violence as cult members resisted the arrests, 2 cult members were killed, and 7 law enforcement officers were injured.  One of the injured officers later died of his injuries, as did an additional cult member.  State police were called in to assist with the riot. Today we examine this tragedy in light of the recent nosedive in relations…

A Brief History On October 23, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln, defender of the Union of the United States, illegally suspended the rule of Habeas Corpus, the Constitutional protection of Americans against being held in confinement without charges and due process.  Lincoln has been made into an American legend and icon, an idol mostly deserving of high praise, but he was not necessarily what people think he was, or what schools teach children about him.  Here we list 10 things either contrary to the Lincoln myth, or interesting facts that you might not be aware of.  What other Lincoln trivia deserves…

A Brief History Crime comedy fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland to see Suburbicon before it opens in theaters on October 27, 2017. Digging Deeper Suburbicon is a peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns…the perfect place to raise a family, and in the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that. But the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) must navigate the town’s dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit, and violence. This is a tale of very flawed people making very bad…

A Brief History On October 23, 1911, during the Italo-Turkish War, history saw the first use of airplanes for warfare purposes when an Italian airplane flew over Turkish positions as the first aerial reconnaissance mission in history. Only 9 days later, on November 1, 1911, an Italian airplane dropped a bomb on Turkish troops, the first aerial bombardment in history. During this same conflict Italian pilots fired the first shots in anger from these planes, but only from pistols. All three of these milestones occurred in what is now Libya. Digging Deeper The aircraft involved was an Etrich Taube (“Dove”)…

A Brief History On October 23, 1983, 241 US servicemen (220 Marines of 1 Battalion 8th Marines Regiment, 18 US Navy sailors, and 3 US Army soldiers) were killed when a truck bomb was driven into the building where the men were quartered. Digging Deeper The Marines had been deployed to Beirut by President Ronald Reagan in response to turmoil within Lebanon after the Israeli withdrawal following the Israeli invasion of Lebanon.  Reagan promised the Marines would stay no longer than 30 days.  He lied.  With no particular mission other than just to be there as a presence, the Marines…

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