Browsing: October 29

A Brief History On October 29th, Americans celebrate National Cat Day!  Are you a proud cat owner? Did you know that October 29th is National Cat Day? This date in modern history is celebrated to raise public awareness to the number of homeless cats that need to be rescued each year. And while kitties deserve to be spoiled every day of the year, cat parents take National Cat Day as an excuse to shower their furry companions with a little extra love and affection. To help you celebrate your cat for the love and companionship they bestow upon you, here…

A Brief History Since its debut on October 29, 2003, it has become one of the best-known and most-played video game series of all time. It has prompted divides between children who want to play it and parents who will not let them, and it is diverted the attention of players away from their spouses to such an extent that it has been cited in divorce papers, but how much do you really know about the all-conquering Call of Duty franchise? We’re not talking about the best defensive positions to take on a map, or the fastest way to progress…

A Brief History On October 29, 1877, former Confederate States of America Army General Nathan Bedford Forrest died, but despite being an early member of the infamous racist organization, the Ku Klux Klan and serving as the first Grand Wizard of the notorious hate group, he had changed his tune, denying involvement with the Klan and denouncing the racism and violence associated with the KKK! Digging Deeper If you believe Nathan Bedford Forrest is something of a folk hero to White Supremacists, and conversely a hated and despised person by those seeking racial equality, you would be right!  Forrest’s contribution…

A Brief History On October 29, 2018, Americans celebrate National Cat Day, or at least some Americans do.  Those with bumper stickers that say “Cats, the Other White Meat” probably pass on the opportunity to regale themselves in cat trivia.  If you are one of these anti-cat people (“I Like Cats, They’re Delicious” bumper sticker), pass this article up and wait for National Dachshund Day or something!  (For the record, we are “Dog people,” not “Cat people,” though we do see the brighter side of having cats around.)  Feel free to take exception to any of our reasons to love…

A Brief History On October 29, 1955, the Soviet battleship Novorossiysk struck a mine in Sevastopol Harbor and sank, taking the lives of 608 crewmen.  Even when we think a war is over, the terrible price cannot yet be calculated, because wars have ways of continuing to kill past the date History claims ended the war.  Here we list 8 of those sad ways wars continue to kill people beyond what seems to be their time frame. Digging Deeper 1. Anti-ship mines. As noted above, the former Italian battleship, Giulio Cesare, renamed by the Soviet Union the Novorossiysk after the USSR…

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